We want God to come and save us. But he won't. God doesn't stop levees from failing, he doesn't stay the force of tsunamis, and he doesn't stop planes from smashing into buildings. Deus Ex Machina is overrated.Waiter Rant, Waiter Rant weblog, 09-09-05
Life is like an onion. You peel off one layer at a time and sometimes you weep.Unknown
The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's the opposition.Nick Seitz
If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago.William Hazlitt
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
Apathy can be overcome by enthusiasm, and enthusiasm can only be aroused by two things first, an ideal, with takes the imagination by storm, and second, a definite intelligible plan for carrying that ideal into practice.Arnold J. Toynbee
No one that ever lived has ever had enough power, prestige, or knowledge to overcome the basic condition of all life - you win some and you lose some.
Impossible situations can become possible miracles.
If a man has ten good qualities and one bad one, to look at the ten and forget the one, and if a man has ten bad qualities and one good one, to look at the one and forget the ten.