You’re a Library groupie. You’ve got a knowledge boner.
Eventually, I realized the brave thing is to be you and accept the consequences.
You help yourself by helping others. There are no hermits in the desert unless they are thinking big thoughts that will eventually help others.
Edward De Bono, H+ A New Religion?
“Everyone knows,” the guide threw back over his shoulder. “They’re just too frightened to say or do anything about it.”
Steven A McKay, Knight of the Cross: A Knights Hospitaller Novella
it is no longer individuals only, or cities, that enrich themselves by distant commerce and export; but whole nations grow rich at the cost of those nations which lag behind in their industrial development.
Petr Kropotkin, The Conquest of Bread
It’s not unfun, and it’s better than nothing, but it still ain’t the real thing.
Harmon Cooper, The Feedback Loop
They bore witness, in a serious and ceremonious manner, to the unravelling of this union.
Uvi Poznansky and Zeev Kachel, Home
There are elements of good and elements of evil in every man, and it depends on ourselves which class we desire to develop. From a cherry stone nothing can grow but a cherry tree, from a thistle seed nothing else than a thistle; but man is a constellation of powers in which all kinds of seeds are contained
In time, each of the criminals wrote a book or did a television program describing his part in the rape of American civil rights, and each was paid lavishly by the stupid American public, which seems to have a peculiar impulse toward having their noses rubbed in their own shit.
Trevanian, Shibumi: A Novel
“No, Billy, Lucifer Morningstar is my true and given name.”
“That’s rough,” Billy says. “Hippie parents?”
Jeremy P Bushnell, The Weirdness: A Novel