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Thursday, September 4th, 2003
9:22 pm
It's wanting to know that makes us matter. Otherwise we're going out the way we came in. That's why you can't believe in the afterlife. Believe in the after, by all means, but not the life. Believe in God, the soul, the spirit, the infinite, believe in angels if you like, but not in the great celestial get-together for an exchange of views. If the answers are in the back of the book I can wait, but what a drag. Better to struggle on knowing that failure is final.
Tom Stoppard
Wednesday, June 5th, 2002
5:59 pm


I act like I'm 21.
This test was brought to you by James - Part of the David and James phenomenon.
Take it here.

Thursday, May 16th, 2002
2:22 am
Sunday, December 9th, 2001
1:17 am
Silly thing...
i don't do these thingies often, so it goes, in any case (:

"You are Claude Monet's Waterlilies.

You are soft and gentle, but very colourful. Although based in reality, you look at the world through a filter of impressions which shape how you see things. Splashes of light help to define your presence and bring an endearing quality."

hey, i's endearing! yay! ^^(it's official!) depends who you ask obviously...i took the james bond villain test thingi too (my answers were sort of random since i didn't put much thot into it, but i got to be oddjob! yay! ^^ throwing hats is fun (: )
Friday, November 23rd, 2001
2:46 am
Thanksgiving (:
Waffles for breakfast, hurray!
Meanwhile this was playing in the living room:

What Goes On - Beatles

What goes on in your heart?
What goes on in your mind?
You are tearing me apart
When you treat me so unkind
What goes on in your mind

The other day I saw you
As I walked along the road
But when I saw him with you
I could feel my future fold
It's so easy for a girl like you to lie
Tell me why

What goes on in your heart?
What goes on in your mind?
You are tearing me apart
When you treat me so unkind
What goes on in your mind

I met you in the morning
waiting for the tides of time
But now the tide is turning
I can see that I was blind
It's so easy for a girl like you to lie
Tell me why
What goes on in your heart?

I used to think of no on else
But you were just the same
You didn't even think of me
As someone with a name
Did you mean to break my heart and watch me die
Tell me why

What goes on in your heart?
What goes on in your mind?
You are tearing me apart
When you treat me so unkind
What goes on in your mind
In your mind
In your mind
Sunday, November 11th, 2001
12:43 am
this is the theme song to MASH, which i rather enjoyed (:
"Suicide is Painless"
Words by Mike Altman
Music by Johnny Mandel

Through early morning fog I see
Visions of the things to be
The pains that are withheld for me
I realize and I can see that

Chorus: Suicide is painless
It brings on many changes
And I can take or leave it if I please.

I try to find a way to make
All our little joys relate
Without that ever-present hate
But now I know that it's too late, and


The game of life is hard to play
I'm going to lose it anyway
The losing card I'll someday lay
And this is all I have to say, that


The only way to win is cheat
And lay it down before I'm beat
And to another give a seat
For that's the only painless feat, cause


The sword of time will pierce our skins
It doesn't hurt when it begins
But as it works its way on in
The pain grows stronger - watch it grin


A brave man once requested me
To answer questions that are key
Is it to be or not to be?
And I replied, "Oh why ask me?", cause


And you can do the same thing if you please.
Thursday, November 8th, 2001
3:20 pm
Stolen (borrowed from Scott Kelly) quotes (hope some are new for you, sorry for format)
Justice Through Knowledge

- Magnus Hirschfeld

Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.

The foundation of such a method is love.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

- Tennyson (circa 1850)

Some men see things as they are and say "Why?"

I dream things that never were and say "Why not?"

- John F. Kennedy

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,

but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.

-Winston Churchill

There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection.

It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food,

and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases,

the entertainment can be reduced proportionately.

When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating.

Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.

- Miss Manners' Guide to Excruciatingly Correct Behaviour

God built a compelling sex drive into every creature, no matter what style of f*ing it practiced.

He made sex irresistible, pleasurable, wildly joyous, and free from fears.

He made it innocent merriment.

Needless to say, f*ing was an immediate smash hit.

Everyone agreed, from aardvarks to zebras.

All the jolly animals- lions and lambs, rhinoceroses and gazelles, skylarks and lobsters, even insects,

though most of them f* only once in a lifetime - f*ed along innocently and merrily for hundreds of millions of years.

Maybe they were dumb animals, but they knew a good thing when they had one.

- Alan Sherman

It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue.

- Voltaire

There are moments when one has to choose between living one's own life,

fully, entirely, completely - or dragging out some

false, shallow, degrading

existence that the world in its hypocrisy demands.

- Oscar Wilde

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

- Marcel Proust

Liberals don't believe they deserve anything they own; conservatives

think they're entitled to everything they've stolen.

- Unknown

So many worlds, so much to do,

So little done, such things to be.

- Tennyson

The right to be heard does not automatically

include the right to be taken seriously.

- H. H. Humphrey

Never offend people with style

when you can offend them with substance.

- Sam Brown, "The Washington Post"

A reasonable man adapts himself to the world,

an unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.

Therefore, all progress is due to the unreasonable man.

- Bernard Shaw

Let him that would move the world, first move himself.

- Socrates

Take time to deliberate, but when

the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.

- Napoleon Bonaparte

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us

with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

- Galileo Galilei

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.

- Eric Hoffer

Sex without love is a hollow, empty feeling.

But as far as hollow empty feelings go, it's not bad.

- Woody Allen

There's nothing an agnostic can't do if he really doesn't know

whether he believes in anything or not.

- Monty Python

Those who would trade a little liberty for a little security

lose both and deserve neither.

- Thomas Jefferson

A goal is a dream taken seriously.

- Uncle Walt

It's a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.

- Albert Einstein

That's the whole problem with science. You've got a bunch of

empiricists trying to describe things of unimaginable wonder.

- Calvin

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away

Now it looks as though they're here to stay

Oh I believe in yesterday

Suddenly, I'm not half the man I used to be

There's a shadow hanging over me

Oh, yesterday came suddenly

Now I need a place to hide away

Oh I believe in yesterday

- Beatles, Yesterday

Discontent is the first necessity of progress.

- John Steinbeck

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.

- Sophia Loren

The future is a race between education and catastrophe.

- H.G. Wells

Between grief and nothing, I choose to give grief.

- Faulkner

If you always tell the truth,

you never have to remember what you said.

- Samuel Clemens

It's better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid

than to open it and remove all doubt.

- Mark Twain

Love is a snowmobile racing across the tundra and then suddenly it flips over,

pinning you underneath. At night, the ice weasels come.

- Nietzsche via Matt Groening

A lunatic is merely a minority of one.

- Orwell

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.

It's much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.

- Grace Hopper

Quiet people aren't the only ones who don't say much.

- Unknown

When choosing between two evils,

I always like to try the one I've never tried before.

- Mae West

The bitterest tears shed over graves are

for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

I shall be telling this with a sigh

Somewhere ages and ages hence;

Two roads diverged in a wood,

and I took the one less traveled by

That has made all the difference.

- Robert Frost

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will

not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius

will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not;

the world is full of educated derilicts. Persistence and determination

alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'Press On' has solved and always will

solve the problems of the human race.

- Calvin Coolidge

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.

Small people always do that,

but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

- Samuel Clemens

If you can find humor in something, you can survive it.

- Bill Cosby

Self-denial will be the downfall of humanity.

- Oscar Wilde

Always acknowledge a fault frankly. This will throw those in authority

off their guard and give you the opportunity to commit more.

- Samuel Clemens

At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.

- Plato

Freedom is not worth having if it does not condone the freedom to err.

- Mahatma Gandhi

I hold that a little rebellion is a good thing.

- Thomas Jefferson

Beware the fury of a patient man.

- John Dryden

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.

- Philo

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation.

- Henry David Thoreau

Question with boldness even the existance of God;

because if there be one, He must more approve of the homage of reason,

than that of blindfold fear.

- Thomas Jefferson

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy,

education, and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would

indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear and

punshiment and hope of reward after death.

- Albert Einstein

The nearer the Church the further from God.

- Bishop Lancelot Andrewes (1556-1626)

Life is too important to be taken seriously.

- Corky Siegal
Tuesday, February 27th, 2001
10:45 am
mirva, emma, and i are all at mirva's house today! it's chilly P: but so it goes, not too chilly anyway, and i have an emma to keep warm if she'll jez come back from where ever she's hid... umm, no real content today either. content is for later mayhaps. be well
Wednesday, February 21st, 2001
6:21 pm
hello world (:
hi all! i's in an energetic mood and have been considering making one of these thingies, and so as you can see i have (: be well!
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