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Quotes for the New World

This is a collection of quotes that Olivia and Jazz thought were particularly pertinant to life in the post-Change world. They are offered here to amuse, educate, confuse, and enlighten. Comments and suggestions are welcome, and may be submitted here.

Quotes will be rotated and archived about every other week. The quote of the day from the front page will be added to the bottom of the archive list.


"Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light."
-- Dylan Thomas

"A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us." --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

"Two million years of human evolution and that's the best idea you can come up with?" -- Strange Days (Submitted by ErisRaven)

"He who fears something gives it power over him." -- Arabic proverb

"One isn't necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential." --Maya Angelou

"In a time of drastic change it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves equipped to live in a world that no longer exists." -- Eric Hoffer, 1973

The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.
-- J.R.R. Tolkien

"You don't get to choose how you are going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you are are going to live." -- Joan Baez

"If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what then, is an empty desk?" -- Albert Einstein

"God not only plays dice, He sometimes throws the dice where they cannot be seen." -- Stephen Hawking

"Now is now. It can never be a long time ago" -- Laura Ingalls Wilder

"There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new order of things..... Whenever his enemies have occasion to attack the innovator they do so with the passion of partisans, while the others defend him sluggishly so that the innovator and his party alike are vulnerable." -- Niccolo Machiavelli, 1513

"And where does magick come from? I think magick's in the learning . . ." -- Dar Williams, The Christians and the Pagans

"My biggest fear is that I'll wake up one morning and I'll be normal." -- Anonymous

"It is better to be hated for what you are than loved for what you're not." -- Anonymous

"In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock." -- Thomas Jefferson

"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy to be called an idea at all." -- Elbert Hubbard

"One man is no more than another if he does no more than another." -- Miguel de Cervantes

"Honor is the highest thing is the Universe; it is the power on which all things depend; it is the light by which all of life is guided. Honor the highest within yourself, for it too is the power on which all things depend and the light by which all life is guided." -- Marcus Aurelius

"When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him." -- Jonathan Swift

"Fairy tales don't teach children that monsters exist. Children already know that monsters exist. Fairy tales teach children that monsters can be killed." -- G. K. Chesterton

"Of every one-hundred men, ten shouldn't even be there, eighty are nothing but targets, nine are real fighters. We are lucky to have them, they make the battle. Ah, but one, one of them is a Warrior. He will bring the others home." - Hericletus

"The very first thing necessary to anyone who's weird is a place where they don't give you a hard time just because you're weird" -- Mike Callahan

"You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone." -- Al Capone

"A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation." - H. H. Munroe

"All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did." - T. E. Lawrence

"Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half, of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them." -- Walter Kerr

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come close to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge." -- Albert Einstein

"A stupid man's report of what a clever man says is never accurate because he unconsciously translates what he hears into something he can understand." -- Bertrand Russell

"I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." -- Thomas Jefferson

"One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny." -- Bertrand Russell

"This wonderful and terrible occupation of recreating the world in a different way, each time fresh and strange, is an act of revolutionary guerrilla warfare" -- Harlan Ellison


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