Archive for October, 2009

Charles Baudelaire

« 30 October 2009 | 8:54 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The study of beauty is a duel in which the artist cries out in terror before being defeated.



G K Chesterton

« 26 October 2009 | 7:50 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Materialists and madmen never have doubts.



Richard Cecil

« 25 October 2009 | 22:00 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Duties are ours; events are God’s. This removes an infinite burden from the shoulders of a miserable, tempted, dying creature. On this consideration only, can he securely lay down his head, and close his eyes.



T E Hulme

« 24 October 2009 | 7:14 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Autumn A touch of cold in the Autumn night — I walked abroad, And saw the ruddy moon lean over a hedge Like a red-faced farmer. I did not stop to speak, but nodded, And round about were the wistful stars With white faces like town children.



Buckminster Fuller

« 23 October 2009 | 23:25 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

You can’t change anything by fighting or resisting it. You change something by making it obsolete through superior methods.



Richard Feynman

« 21 October 2009 | 21:32 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds.



Carl Sagan

« 20 October 2009 | 22:01 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Dreams are maps



Anatole Broyard

« 19 October 2009 | 21:13 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A good book is never exhausted. It goes on whispering to you from the wall.



Frank Lloyd Wright

« 18 October 2009 | 22:04 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The scientist has marched in and taken the place of the poet. But one day somebody will find the solution to the problems of the world and remember, it will be a poet, not a scientist.



Jules Henri Poincaré

« 17 October 2009 | 8:05 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.



Maggie Kuhn

« 16 October 2009 | 23:32 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Stand before the people you fear and speak your mind — even if your voice shakes.



Eugene Wilson

« 12 October 2009 | 20:45 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Only the curious will learn and only the resolute overcome the obstacles to learning. The Quest Quotient has always interested me more than the Intelligence Quotient.



Robert Southey

« 9 October 2009 | 21:00 | Uncategorized | 1 Comment »

The Old Man’s Comforts and how he gained them You are old, Father William the young man cried, The few locks which are left you are grey; You are hale, Father William, a hearty old man, Now tell me the reason, I pray. In the days of my youth, Father William replied, I remember’d that […]



Ernst Mach

« 8 October 2009 | 20:41 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Explanation is nothing but condensed descriptions.



Michael Torke

« 4 October 2009 | 20:44 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass?



William Shakespeare

« 3 October 2009 | 14:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Good name in man and woman, dear my lord, Is the immediate jewel of their souls: Who steals my purse steals trash; ’tis something, nothing; ‘Twas mine, ’tis his, and has been slave to thousands: But he that filches from me my good name Robs me of that which not enriches him And makes me […]