Collected Quotes Feb 2012

Think before you speak. Read before you think. — Fran Lebowitz

We are of opinion that instead of letting books grow moldy behind an iron grating, far from the vulgar gaze, it is better to let them wear out by being read. — Jules Verne

Americans today probably belong to the first generation on earth that looks at a pain-free life as something like a constitutional right. — Lauren Slater, Welcome to My Country

If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing. ― Malcolm X

There is something beautiful about all scars, whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with. ― Harry Crews

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn’t learn something from him. — Galileo Galilei

In the computer, man has created not just an inanimate tool but an intellectual and active creative partner that, when fully exploited, could be used to produce wholly new art forms and possibly new aesthetic experiences. — A. Michael Noll

from Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

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