two hands with graphic cogs forming human head

wright on amnesia

Right now I’m having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I’ve forgotten this before.

Steven Wright

statue of Marcus Tullius Cicero

old thinking from Cicero

Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century;

Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others,
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected,
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it,
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences,
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind,
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

religion and evil

People are never so completely and enthusiastically evil as when they act out of religious conviction.
Umberto Eco

william gibson

the future is here

The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed.
William Gibson, The Economist, 4 December 2003

william gibson

before diagnosing depression…

Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.
William Gibson

pay attention to Eleanor

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt