Monday, August 21, 2006

Quote meme: better late than never

Seen just about everywhere:

Go here and select five random quotations that reflect who you are or what you believe.

We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.

Sir Arthur Eddington (1882 - 1944)

Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.

Robert Heinlein (1907 - 1988), Time Enough For Love

Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

I happen to feel that the degree of a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting attitudes she can bring to bear on the same topic.

Lisa Alther, Kinflicks, 1975

Go to your bosom; Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616), 'Measure for Measure'


Seeking Solace said...

I so love the second quote. I am going to remember that the next time I get lazy and don't want to do something.

Anonymous said...

I enjoy reading again and again the quote about eccentricity. The Eiffel Tower and its creator was maligned but now is considered a beautiful structure. Many great things were undertaken by odd people.