Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
normal, pretence, low_profile
A camel is a horse designed by a committee.
planning, compromise, Camel
The soul invariably travels at the speed of a camel.
travel, jet_lag, Camel, soul, adaptation
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
religion, god, atheism
As for me, all I know is that I know nothing.
Philosophy is a study that lets us be unhappy more intelligently.
To the eye of enmity virtue appears the ugliest blemish.
opinion, point_of_view, beauty
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
answer, question, computer
The possible ranks higher than the actual.
possibility, dream, question, mystery, illusion
If you belonged to a political party or a social club that was tied to as much bigotry, misogyny, homophobia, violence and sheer ignorance as religion is, you'd resign in protest.
religion, club, human_values, abuse, politics, ignorance, homophobia
If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking.
There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.
|William Somerset Maugham|
Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
Enjoy life. There's plenty of time to be dead.
time, death, life
Theories are cheap; proof is precious.
theory, proof, science
Pleasure is the bait of sin.
Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
You will find men like him in all of the world's religions. They know that we represent reason and science, and, however confident they may be in their beliefs, they fear that we will overthrow their gods. Not necessarily through any deliberate act, but in a subtler fashion. Science can destroy a religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the nonexistence of Zeus or Thor, but they have few followers now.
|Arthur C. Clarke|