"...belief has a second edge. If there are ten thousand medieval
peasants who create vampires by believing them real, there may be one
- probably a child - who will imagine the stake necessary to kill it.
But a stake is only stupid wood; the mind is the mallet which drives
- Stephen King
"Never trust anything that can think for itself if you can't
see where it keeps its brain."
- Mr. Weasley to Ginny, after her
experiences with the Heir of Slytherin
"Life is too short to stay at home."
- Matt Smock, GPHS
"Don't take life too seriously... no one gets out alive anyway"
- from a bathroom wall at King Street
Station, Seattle, WA
"If pollution happens every day then clean-up should also happen
- Tony Dewhirst, GPHS
"Some writers have the ability to make the most absurd ideas
- Autumn Bauwens, GPHS
"When it rains, I let it."
- a wise man
"Simplicity is the shortest distance between two points."
- Bruce Lee (from Chris Richardson,
"Weathering happens. It just cannot be avoided"
- Tara Thomas, GPHS
"Time is nature's way of making sure everything doesn't happen
- anonymous (from Betsy Haines)
"Knowledge is the root of respect."
- adapted from Shayne Fiske, GPHS
"Some of the best things are very simple to accomplish."
- Naomi LaTourrette, GPHS
"The Big Bang: first there was nothing and then it all exploded."
- Yura Gritsiouk, GPHS
"Everybody is lost but me."
- Indiana Jones
"Captain, the most elementary and valuable statement in science,
the beginning of wisdom, is 'I do not know.'"
- Lt. Commander Data
"...no experiment is a failure. Even a mistake advances the evolution
- Dr. Catherine Polaski
"Some things are worth NOT knowing."
- Rosa Vichi, GPHS
"Deep in the human unconscious is a pervasive need for a logical
universe that makes sense. But the real universe is always one step
"There is never enough time... accept it. Thinking takes time...
- Petey Young
"First know the problem. Then, with patience, you can find the
- Yoshi Toranaga
"No matter where you go, there you are"
- Buckaroo Banzai
"That which is not explicitly forbidden is guaranteed to occur."
- Lawrence M. Krauss
"Important things never happen at convenient times"
- Tom Clancy
"The safe course leads ever downward into stagnation"
"Without intrigue and secrets, a huge part of the joy of life
- T'chung May-may
"A ship, like a human being, moves best when it is slightly athwart
the wind, when it has to keep its sails tight and attend its course.
Ships, like men, do poorly when the wind is directly behind, pushing
them sloppily on their way so that no care is required in steering or
in the management of sails; the wind seem favorable, for it blows in
the direction one is heading, but actually it is destructive because
it induces a relaxation in tension and skill. What is needed is a wind
slightly opposed to the ship, for then tension can be maintained, and
juices can flow and ideas can germinate, for ships, like men, respond
- James Michener "Chesapeake"
"Laugh-a while you can, monkey boy."
- Dr. Emilio Lizardo
- Brittany Henry, GPHS
"If there's nothing wrong with me, maybe there's something wrong
with the universe."
- Dr. Beverly Crusher
"You can't be careful on a skateboard."
- some kid
"I did not choose to be what I am. It is my karma."
"You do understand, don't you, that thought is the basis of all
- the Traveller of Tau Alpha C
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity,
and I'm not sure about the former."
- Albert Einstein
"The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity
- Capt. James T. Kirk
"Increasingly, people seem to misinterpret complexity as sophistication,
which is baffling -- the incomprehensible should cause suspicion rather
than admiration. Possibly this trend results from a mistaken belief
that using a somewhat mysterious device confers an aura of power on
GeoMan's response to the above: "Huh?"
"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the
universe is that it has never tried to contact us."
- Calvin and Hobbes
"Evolution is just chaos theory with feedback."
- Jeanne Gostnell
"(Computer) programming today is a race between software engineers
striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe
trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is
- Rich Cook
"I am not a vegetarian because I love animals; I am a vegetarian
because I hate plants."
- A. Whitney Brown