Quotes: 2018

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December 28th, 2018

> Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read. — Groucho Marx

Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.

— Groucho Marx

October 15th, 2018

…and all the fond nothings of daily life should clothe themselves in elemental sparks and shoot with fiery speed in a moment, in a twinkling of an eye, from hemisphere to hemisphere…

— A Thread Across The Ocean

September 4th, 2018

Conquerers live in dread of the day when they are shown to be, not superior, but simply lucky.

— The Stone Sky

August 6th, 2018

If a religion is a system of human norms and values that is founded on belief in superhuman order, then Soviet Communism was no less a religion than Islam.

— Sapiens

July 21st, 2018

Like a government diverting money from defence to education, humans diverted energy from biceps to neurons.

— Sapiens

July 5th, 2018

So many ways to screw the pooch, and just one staggeringly complex, scrupulously modelled, endlessly rehearsed, indefatigably tested way to succeed.

— Hidden Figures

April 22nd, 2018

They sat there in the evening of the last day. And, though there was no actual point to it, they loved each other.

— The Best Of Richard Matheson

March 6th, 2018

Photographs are photons on flypaper.

— The Ursa Major Moving Group

February 12th, 2018

Language is imperfect; poetry, perfectly imperfect.

— Time Travel

January 9th, 2018

And since we are speculating, we’ll use those powerful pseudo-laws, the Principles of Mediocrity and Minimal Assumption.

— A Fire Upon The Deep