I’ve amassed a number of quotes I haven’t found a good outlet to share before now. Clogging up Twitter would be shameful, so a blog entry seems an ideal way to present them. There are bits of profundity, inspiration, compassion and geekiness in the words that follow.
“Self and culture and nature go together. We have to liberate all three of them or none at all.” ~Ken Wilber, “Creative Friction”, What is Enlightenment #36
“The weak believe that destiny is what happens to them, the strong believe that they are what happens to destiny.” ~ Rogue
“It is a mistake for anyone to attempt to measure the limits of the possible by his own limitations and capacities.” ~ Franklin Merrell-Wolff (via Vincent Horn)
“It’s a big, big Universe friends. BIG. Don’t sell yourselves short. Don’t shrink into the prevailing context and its categories. Gross.” ~ Stuart Davis
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein
“Me: I can’t hear you over the sound of how awesome I am. Ryan: I have that same problem. Me: What? Ryan: What? Both: [:Nerdy high five:]” ~ Wil Wheaton
“Just as there are laws of Conservation of Matter and Energy, so there are in fact Laws of Conservation of Pain and Joy. Neither can ever be created or destroyed. But one can be converted into the other.” ~ Spider Robinson, Callahan’s Crosstime Saloon