Quotes to remember

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  1. Magical Realist Valued Senior Member

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    “You don't get explanations in real life. You just get moments that are absolutely, utterly, inexplicably odd.”
    ― Neil Gaiman
     
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    “When wireless is perfectly applied the whole earth will be converted into a huge brain, which in fact it is, all things being particles of a real and rhythmic whole. We shall be able to communicate with one another instantly, irrespective of distance. Not only this, but through television and telephony we shall see and hear one another as perfectly as though we were face to face, despite intervening distances of thousands of miles; and the instruments through which we shall be able to do this will be amazingly simple compared with our present telephone. A man will be able to carry one in his vest pocket.”
    –Nikola Tesla
    “When Women Is Boss.” Colliers, January 30, 1926.
     
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  5. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Just never mentioned the cost and
    said instruments will need constant updating, have the life span of a gnat due to a totally upgraded version with new features is on the shelf as soon as you have unwrapped your latest

    Oh and not many wear vest as in wastecoats

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    “We are asked by science to believe that the entire universe sprang from nothingness, and at a single point and for no discernible reason. This notion is the limit case for credulity. In other words, if you can believe this, you can believe anything.”
    ― Terence McKenna

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    ''Farewell, Farewell,'' said the swallow, with a heavy heart as he left the warm countries to fly back into Denmark. There he had a nest over the shadow of a house, in which dwelt the writer of fairy tales. The swallow sang ''Tweet, Tweet'' and from this song, came the whole story.'' Author: Hans Christian Andersen
     
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    "That it will never come again is what makes life sweet.
    Dwell in possibility.
    Find ecstasy in life ; the mere sense of living is joy enough .."
    ~ Emily Dickenson ~

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    " Nobody has stronger opinions about Joe Rogan than people who have never listened to Joe Rogan "
    - Edward Snowden
     
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    “If camping is so great, why are the bugs always trying to get in your house?”
    ― Jim Gaffigan, Dad is Fat
     
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    "My first American ancestor, gentlemen, was an Indian--an early Indian. Your ancestors skinned him alive, and I am an orphan...All those Salem witches were ancestors of mine. Your people made it tropical for them...The first slave brought into New England out of Africa by your progenitors was an ancestor of mine--for I am a mixed breed, an infinitely shaded and exquisite Mongrel."
    - Mark Twain, 1881
    "Plymouth Rock and the Pilgrims" speech
     
  14. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Ummmm trying to discredit science perhaps?

    No mention of believing in invisible entities in the sky one of whom has a big book in which your life is being recorded

    Note - being recorded by an omnipotent entity

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    It is true that you cannot create something from nothing. It is possible, however, to create a great many things from what seems to be not enough to start with.

    Found at Quora

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    What alternative does Terence suggest is the case? God did it?
     
  16. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 72 years oldl Valued Senior Member

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    Well religion does that when god is invoked, which is followed by a never ending series of "then who / what created (the whatever)" questions trying to determine the ULTIMATE creator

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    I don't think Terrence believed in God. To all appearances he believed in the scientific version of cosmogenesis.
     
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    “I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.”
    ― Robert A. Heinlein

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    “I've often lost myself,
    in order to find the burn that keeps everything awake”
    ― Federico García Lorca

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    “How much better is silence; the coffee cup, the table. How much better to sit by myself like the solitary sea-bird that opens its wings on the stake. Let me sit here for ever with bare things, this coffee cup, this knife, this fork, things in themselves, myself being myself.”
    ― Virginia Woolf, The Waves
     
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    "Each of you possesses the most powerful, dangerous and subversive trait that natural selection has ever devised. It's a piece of neural audio technology for rewiring other people's minds. I'm talking about your language."----Mark Pagel
     
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    “Civilised life, you know, is based on a huge number of illusions in which we all collaborate willingly. The trouble is we forget after a while that they are illusions and we are deeply shocked when reality is torn down around us.”
    ― J.G. Ballard
     
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    “Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It's round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you've got a hundred years here. There's only one rule that I know of, babies-"God damn it, you've got to be kind.”

    ― Kurt Vonnegut
     

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