Ambition is like Tinkerbell. When you stop believing, it dies.
-- Tad Williams
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Who watches the watchmen?
-- Juvenal, Satires, VI, 347
Anyone who can't laugh at himself is
not taking life seriously enough.
-- Larry Wall
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing.
-- Jack Kerouac
Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
-- Bertolt Brecht
A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
-- Steward Alsop
Fall seven times, stand up eight.
-- Japanese Proverb.
Follow your bliss.
-- Joseph Campbell
Not a shred of evidence exists in
favor of the idea that life is serious.
If I had any humility I would be perfect.
-- Ted Turner
If I had to live my life again, I'd make
the same mistakes, only sooner.
-- Tallulah Bankhead
Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic
that it has to be us.
-- Jerry Garcia
One owes respect to the Living.
To the Dead, one owes only Truth.
This suspense is killing me, I hope it lasts.
-- Willy Wonka
Life does not cease to be funny when people die
any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
-- George Bernard Shaw
`But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
`Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'
`How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
`You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
-- Louis Carrol "Alice in Wonderland"
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
-- John Barrymore
Life may have no meaning. Or even worse,
it may have a meaning of which I disapprove.
-- Ashleigh Brilliant, UC Berkeley Street Philosopher
Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is boring without it.
-- Pearl S. Buck
Listen to those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who have found it.
-- Andre Gide
In the UNIX world, people tend to interpret `non-technical user'
as meaning someone who's only ever written one device driver.
-- Daniel Pead