* life is a videogame

"Science is unusual in that it is cumulative. It is a system built over time, wherein useful information is retained and ideas that simply don't stand up are discarded, based on the confirmation of knowledge through testing."
(Darren Brown)

And when I want to mount my wildest horse, then doth my spear always help me up best: it is my foot's ever ready servant -

The spear which I hurl at mine enemies! How grateful am I to mine enemies that I may at last hurl it!

Too great hath been the tension of my cloud: 'twixt laughters of lightnings will I cast hail-showers into the depths.

Violently will my breast then heave; violently will it blow its storm over the mountains: thus cometh its assuagement.

Verily, like a storm cometh my happiness, and my freedom! But mine enemies shall think that THE EVIL ONE roareth over their heads.

Yea, ye also, my friends, will be alarmed by my wild wisdom; and perhaps ye will flee therefrom, along with mine enemies. Ah, that I knew how to lure you back with shepherds' flutes! Ah, that my lioness wisdom would learn to roar softly! And much have we already learned with one another! My wild wisdom became pregnant on the lonesome mountains; on the rough stones did she bear the youngest of her young. Now runneth she foolishly in the arid wilderness, and seeketh and seeketh the soft sward--mine old, wild wisdom! On the soft sward of your hearts, my friends!--on your love, would she fain couch her dearest one!-- Thus spake Zarathustra.




"Solitude is dangerous to reason, without being favourable to virtue... Remember that the solitary mortal is certainly luxurious, probably superstitious, and possibly mad."
(Dr. Samuel Johnson)

"Prominent dwellings that standout over others becomes a symbol (like the phallus) of all that is hateful in power and authority. The citizens of the town betray you to the first enemy that comes. Cut off from communication and intelligence, the citadel falls with ease."

"Remember you don't do anything in isolation."
(King Abdullah II)

"Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg."
(Dwight D. Eisenhower)

"He who begs timidly courts a refusal."

"The real beggar is indeed the true and only king."

"Well, whiles I am a beggar I will rail And say, there is no sin but to be rich; And being rich, my virtue then shall be To say, there is no vice but beggary."

"The adage must be verified-
That beggars mounted, run their horse to death."

"Better a living beggar than a buried emperor."



"Too much sensibility creates unhappiness and too much insensibility creates crime."

"A married man with a family will do anything for money."

"Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man."

"A court is an assembly of noble and distinguished beggars."

"Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts."

"Men's indignation, it seems, is more excited by legal wrong than by violent wrong; the first looks like being cheated by an equal, the second like being compelled by a superior."

"The people who lie the most are nearly always the clumsiest at it, and they're easier to fool with lies than most people, too. You'd think they'd be on the look-out for lies, but they seem to be the very ones that will believe almost anything at all."
(Dashiell Hammett, The Thin Man)

"If a man is bad, do not abandon him.
Therefore on the day the emperor is crowned,
remain still and offer the Tao.
Why does everyone like the Tao so much at first?
Isn't it because you find what you seek and are forgiven when you sin?
Therefore this is the greatest treasure of the universe.
Practice non-action.
Work without doing.
Taste the tasteless.
Magnify the small, increase the few.
Reward bitterness with care.

Can you be as a newborn babe?
Washing and cleansing the primal vision,
Can you be without stain?
Loving all men."

(Tao Te Ching)