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Deep Thoughts

It is better to be just than to be kind, but only good judges can be just; let those who cannot be just be kind.

— The Citadel of the Autarch, Gene Wolfe

Rust: I suppose I could have been a painter, you know a historian; old scenes, new details.
Marty: Yeah, you do much painting?
Rust: Naw, a little late in the game to start something like that, I reckon. Life’s barely long enough to get good at one thing.
Marty: If that long.
Rust: Yeah, So you care for what you get good at.

— True Detective, 1x7, 28:51

A majority of life’s errors are caused by forgetting what one is really trying to do.

— Charlie Munger

If Tetris has taught me anything it’s that errors pile up and accomplishments disappear.

— ?

Sometimes magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect

— Teller

When you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

It’s called the American Dream…because you have to be asleep to believe in it

— George Carlin

It is very difficult to find a black cat in a dark room, especially if the cat is not there.

— Confucius, allegedly (quoted in The Meeting Place Cannot Be Changed)

The master of man is the idea of progress and improvement and betterment and ease, and that this whole memplex, which is the fancy articulation of survival itself, has us all enslaved.

— Mappi Munda p.39, Justina Robson

Once again, indecision, inertia and aimless panic result in a happy ending…

The WTO, threatened by potential outbreaks of typhus and Sylvatic plague, which it itself had created, was obliged to parachute 14,000 live cats into Borneo.

— Paul Hawken, Natural Capitalism p.286, 1999

I was at the zoo the other day looking for a job / girlfriend / pretzel

— Denetri Martin

Quarks: the dreams stuff are made of.

— anonymous

To love mankind, despite all invitations not to, is the secret of greatness…

May you live in interesting times.

I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work… I want to achieve it through not dying.

— Woody Allen