I’ve come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:
1. Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.
2. Anything that’s invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.
3. Anything invented after you’re thirty-five is against the natural order of things.
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people.
Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy.
I am stronger than words and I am bigger than the box I’m in, and then I see her in the crowd and I fall apart.
We accept the love we think we deserve.
It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.