Ready comprehension is often a knee-jerk response and the most dangerous form of understanding. It blinks an opaque screen over your ablility to learn. The judgemental precedents of law function that way, littering your path with dead ends. Be warned. Understand nothing. All comprehension is temporary.Frank Herbert, Chapterhouse Dune, Mentat Fixe
I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.J. S. Bach
So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.William Seward Burroughs
Any one thing in the creation is sufficient to demonstrate a Providence to an humble and grateful mind.Epictetus
All we have of freedom -- all we use or know -- This our fathers bought for us, long and long ago.Rudyard Kipling
All governments eventually lean further and further towards aristocracy.Frank Herbert, Dune
There was never anything by the wit of man so well devised, or so sure established, which in continuance of time hath not been corrupted.
All reactionaries are paper tigers.
Don't believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.