“The best kind of exercise is the kind you actually do.” — Unknown.
“That which does not kill you gives you a lot of unhealthy coping mechanisms and a really dark sense of humor.” — Unknown.
“I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, that when looked at in the right way didn’t become still more complicated.” — Poul Anderson
‘“That,” replied Hardin, “is the interesting thing. The analysis was the most difficult of the three by all odds. When Houk, after two days of steady work, succeeded in eliminating meaningless statements, vague gibberish, useless qualifications—in short all the goo and dribble—he found he had nothing left. Everything canceled out. Lord Dorwin, gentlemen, in five days of discussion didn’t say one damn thing, and said it so that you never noticed. There are the assurances you had from your precious Empire.”’ — Salvor Hardin, a character in Isaac Asimov’s Foundation
“Blind faith is no faith; it is blindness.” — David Frangquist, 1966
“Merely corroborative detail, intended to give artistic verisimilitude to an otherwise bald and unconvincing narrative.” — W.S. Gilbert, The Mikado, 1885
“Waking a person unnecessarily should not be considered a capital crime. For a first offense, that is.” — Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long
“Gentlemen, You Can’t Fight In Here! This is The War Room.” — Stanley Kubrick, Dr. Strangelove
“When correctly viewed, everything is lewd” — Tom Lehrer, “Smut,” 1965.
“Eat food. not too much. mostly plants.” — Michael Pollan.
“There is a dangerous temptation to link destruction levels together in the interests of tidiness and economy, but history is seldom tidy or notably economical, however it may be with philosophy. This is one of the reasons why history should not be written by philosophers or sociologists.” — N.K Sandars, The Sea Peoples. Also Writing history
“If you haven’t found something strange during the day, it hasn’t been much of a day.” — John Archibald Wheeler