"The dew seemed to sparkle more brightly on the green leaves; the air to rustle among them with a sweeter music; and the sky itself to look more blue and bright. Such is the influence which the condition of our own thoughts, exercise, even over the appearance of external objects."
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
"If there is a paradise on earth, it is this, it is this, it is this."
USS Little Rock CLG4 (in the distance) stands by USS Liberty.
In the mid 60s we had a family friend aboard the Little Rock. It had recently been converted to a missile crusier. Our friend invited us to see it. My older brother and I went over to the Little Rock and the friend gave us a tour. When we were in the armory, Billy gave me a blank .45 round as a souvenir.
Being set on the idea of getting to Atlantis, You have discovered of course only The Ship Of Fools is making the voyage this year,
His mother saw something in him that no one else saw. She saw that he was nuts.
"Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?" H. M. Warner (1881-1958), founder of Warner Brothers, in 1927
"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home." Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us." Western Union internal memo, 1876.
Swami: "Remember, the first rule is that there are no absolutes." Disciple: "But Master, isn't there an exception to every rule?" Swami: "Oh, absolutely."
Disciple: "Master what is America's number one problem, ignorance or apathy?" Swami: "I don't know and I don't care!"
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn? Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value." Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole Superieure de Guerre.
(Scientists)"...have produced long-since a consensus that we will face a string of terrible catastrophes unless we act to prepare ourselves and deal with the underlying causes of global warming." Al Gore
"...climate change is real. Not only is it real, it's here, and its effects are giving rise to a frighteningly new global phenomenon: the man-made natural disaster." Obama
Stay away from a foolish man, for you will not find knowledge on his lips. Proverbs 14:7
"It's too bad that stupidity isn't painful. Anton LaVey