July 2010


A belligerent state permits itself every such misdeed, every such act of violence, as would disgrace the individual.
-Sigmund Freud


Anybody who comes to the cinema is bringing they're whole sexual history, their literary history, their movie literacy, their culture, their language, their religion, whatever they've got. I can't possibly manipulate all of that, nor do I want to.
-David Cronenberg


Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.
-William S. Burroughs

Boredom is the root of all evil - the despairing refusal to be oneself.
-Soren Kierkegaard


It is wrong to think that the task of physics is to find out how Nature is. Physics concerns what we say about Nature."
-Niels Bohr


Practise what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know.
-Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn


Freedom for the Mind
High walls and huge the body may confine,

And iron grates obstruct the prisoner's gaze,

And massive bolts may baffle his design,

And vigilant keepers watch his devious ways:

Yet scorns the immortal mind this base control!

No chains can bind it, and no cell enclose:

Swifter than light, it flies from pole to pole,

And, in a flash, from earth to heaven it goes!

It leaps from mount to mount--from vale to vale

It wanders, plucking honeyed fruits and flowers;

It visits home, to hear the fireside tale,

Or in sweet converse pass the joyous hours.

'T is up before the sun, roaming afar,

And, in its watches, wearies every star!


Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government.
-Buffalo Bill


The squirrel that you kill in jest, dies in earnest.
-Henry David Thoreau


If the machine of government is of such a nature that it requires you to be the agent of injustice to another, then, I say, break the law.
-Henry David Thoreau

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