Oct. 24th, 2006 06:40 pm
sabine: (Books)
"We have come almost to look upon real life as an effort, almost as hard work, and we are all privately agreed that it is better in books." - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"A long time ago a bunch of people reached a general consensus as to what's real and what's not and most of us have been going along with it ever since." - Charles de Lint
sabine: (SPQR!)
My coworker opens a drawer, looks through the tea boxes, closes the drawer, and says, "Why am I in the kitchen looking for a stapler? Supply closet! Yes, that's where I need to be!"


Sep. 25th, 2006 05:39 pm
sabine: (Mr Bond)
Quote of the Moment
"It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things. The monkey wears an expression of seriousness which would do credit to any college student, but the monkey is serious because he itches." -- R.M. Hutchins
sabine: (Cute but psycho)
Go to the Random Quotations Page and choose five-ten quotes that describe you in some way. Post them, along with a brief explanation.
Quotes ahoy! )


Jul. 4th, 2006 10:44 am
sabine: (LOL)
Quote of the Moment
"Hm, too small for a halfling, but perfect for a gnome! That's it! We'll get her some armor and barding and she can be in the Gnomish Fast Attack Cavalry!"
- Downwood, contemplating our greyhound's career options
sabine: (Kitten!book)
"...in fact, now I think of it, is there any lovelier, more comforting four-word combination than 'Activate the force field'? All my life I seem to have seen wonderful, battery-draining force fields demonstrated in science-fiction movies, but let me tell you: if you try to buy one, you draw a blank. You can't even get an automatic apple-atomizer that will detect inappropriately propinquitous apple-consumption, blow the fruit to smithereens and deliver a mild incidental electric shock to the genitals."

-from Talk to the Hand by Lynne Truss


May. 16th, 2006 08:42 pm
sabine: (LOL)
She is the vodka to my potato.
sabine: (Kestrel coffee)
"Sorry, puddle pooch, not going outside - time for me to go to work."

"Puddle pooch??"

"Yeah, Rain Dog. Puddle Pooch."

"Wow...that was...wow...heheheh"
sabine: (Kestrel coffee)
If you don't mind stories about pooping and small children, you really should be reading Dooce. In an entry from last night, Heather talks about what their lack of health insurance means for her antidepressant supply. She closed the entry with an update as to her current mental state.

Besides, I don’t feel hopeless right now, and for anyone who hasn’t ever felt that deep, lonely ache of complete hopelessness, not feeling it feels like a present of chocolate orgasms under the Christmas tree with your name on it. That good.



Nov. 5th, 2005 05:14 pm
sabine: (Ball-cap cartoon)
Quotes of the Moment

We are here on Earth to do good to others. What the others are here for, I don't know.
-- W. H. Auden

The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of the eye. The more light you shine on it, the more it will contract.
-- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

At the present rate of progress, it is almost impossible to imagine any technical feat that cannot be achieved - if it can be achieved at all - within the next few hundred years.
-- Arthur C. Clarke, 1983

When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
-- Bernard Bailey

Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.
-- Norm Papernick

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
-- Voltaire


Oct. 30th, 2005 03:17 pm
sabine: (Pirate Jen)
Quote of the Moment
"The pumpkin's tongue is a demilitarized zone?"
- Me


Oct. 28th, 2005 12:22 pm
sabine: (Muppet pillows)
Quotes of the Moment

Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.
-- Lane Olinghouse

Freedom of the press is limited to those who own one.
-- A. J. Liebling

Sometimes when you look in his eyes you get the feeling that someone else is driving.
-- David Letterman

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.
-- Thomas Jefferson, to Archibald Stuart, 1791

The wages of sin are unreported.
-- Unknown

My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.
-- Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., Speech in Detroit, 7 Oct. 1952

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
-- Malcolm Forbes, in Forbes Magazine


Oct. 19th, 2005 12:13 pm
sabine: (Muppet pillows)
Quotes of the Moment

Always code as if the guy who ends up maintaining your code will be a violent psychopath who knows where you live.
-- M. Golding

Humankind cannot stand very much reality.
-- T. S. Eliot

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
-- Rita Rudner


Oct. 10th, 2005 04:03 pm
sabine: (Corset)
Quotes of the Moment

Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence.
-- Henrik Tikkanen

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
-- Krishnamurti

A magician pulls rabbits out of hats. An experimental psychologist pulls habits out of rats.
-- Anonymous

Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then--we elected them.
-- Lily Tomlin

Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions.
-- Albert Einstein


Oct. 4th, 2005 08:46 am
sabine: (Dance)
Quote of the Moment

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
-- Mel Brooks


Oct. 2nd, 2005 05:50 pm
sabine: (Squirrel)
Quotes of the Moment

If you haven't found something strange during the day, it hasn't been much of a day.
-- John A. Wheeler

There are two ways to slide easily through life; to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.
-- Alfred Korzybski

Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.
-- Wilson Mizner

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
-- Blaise Pascal


Sep. 28th, 2005 09:44 am
sabine: (Coffee)
Quote of the Moment

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
-- Sean O'Casey
sabine: (Wash's Dinos)
When you see this, post a quote from "Firefly".

"Shepherd, don't the Bible have some real specific things to say about killing?"

"Yes, quite specific. It is more fuzzy, however, on the subject of kneecaps."
sabine: (Squirrel)
Quote of the Moment

What's the use of a good quotation if you can't change it?
-- Doctor Who
sabine: (Coffee)
Quote of the Moment

It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power.
-- David Brin


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