Enduring philosophies and favorite quotes

if there is something you would die for, then you have something to live for.

Playlist pieces

You reach so hard it makes you fall for these hands that let you go—but shouldn’t let you go at all.


show me where the sun comes through the sky,
I’ll show you where the rain gets in


Excuse me, are you lost? Perhaps you would care to visit the site map

“The present is made possible by the past”

Sight 24May24 #link quotes

“Would apocalypse with.”

“I hope you’re having a good day. If you’re having a bad day, change your mind and have a good day.”

Nate Zinsser's bus driver 12Jan24 #link self, from a book

Our thoughts form the universe; they always matter.

Babylon 5, s4 e1 26Jun23 #link quotes

You drown not by falling into the river, but by staying submerged in it.

Extraction, (2020 film) 20Jun23 #link quotes

See yourself for what you are, not what others try to make you.

Babylon 5, s1e15 11Jun23 #link quotes

History repeats itself, doesn’t really mean we learn. …
We belong on top of the world.

Liontide - We Belong 17May22 #link lyrics

Fantastic, thank you. Only thing better than a cow is a human! — Unless you need milk, then you really need a cow.

Walter Bishop - Fringe, s1e1 26Jan22 #link quotes

“Emotions are data, not directive.”

Susan David 9Jul20 #link quotes, from film

“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts.”

H.Landry paraphrasing W.Churchill 9Jul20 #link quotes, from film

“Go back?” he thought. “No good at all! Go sideways? Impossible! Go forward? Only thing to do! On we go!”

J.R.R. Tolkien - Bilbo Baggins, in The Hobbit 25Oct19 #link quotes

You stood beneath a burning tree
and hoped to rescue leaves

The Ballroom Thieves - Archers 22Jun19 #link lyrics

“There’s…a difference between getting your hands dirty, and being dirty.”

DS Ripley - Luther 9Jun19 #link quotes, from film

“Be nice to other people. At the universal level, they are you.”

Matt Haig - The Humans 7Jun19 #link quotes

“‘Surely they will have cured baldness by the twenty-fourth century!’
Roddenberry replied, ‘By the twenty-fourth century, no one will care.’”

Gene Roddenberry 7Jun19 #link quotes

“If we cannot learn to …take a positive delight in those small differences between our own kind, here on this planet, then we do not deserve to go out into space and meet the diversity that is almost certainly out there.”

Gene Roddenberry 7Jun19 #link quotes

“Nothing IS. Things happen.”

Carlo Rovelli - Order of Time 28May19 #link quotes, from a book

And I wonder: is he different? Is he different?
Has he changed what he’s about?
Or is he just a liar with nothing to lie about?

Ani DiFranco - Fuel 8May19 #link lyrics

Knowledge is finite. Wonder is infinite.

Matt Haig - The Humans 19Feb19 #link quotes

“We are defined by the places we hold in the web of others’ lives.”

Ken Liu - Mono No Aware 14Feb19 #link quotes, from a book
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