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  • #1
    Isaac Bashevis Singer
    “People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.”
    Isaac Bashevis Singer

  • #2
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #3
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

  • #4
    Douglas Adams
    “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #5
    Douglas Adams
    “O Deep Thought computer," he said, "the task we have designed you to perform is this. We want you to tell us...." he paused, "The Answer."
    "The Answer?" said Deep Thought. "The Answer to what?"
    "Life!" urged Fook.
    "The Universe!" said Lunkwill.
    "Everything!" they said in chorus.
    Deep Thought paused for a moment's reflection.
    "Tricky," he said finally.
    "But can you do it?"
    Again, a significant pause.
    "Yes," said Deep Thought, "I can do it."
    "There is an answer?" said Fook with breathless excitement.
    "Yes," said Deep Thought. "Life, the Universe, and Everything. There is an answer. But, I'll have to think about it."
    ...
    Fook glanced impatiently at his watch.
    “How long?” he said.
    “Seven and a half million years,” said Deep Thought.
    Lunkwill and Fook blinked at each other.
    “Seven and a half million years...!” they cried in chorus.
    “Yes,” declaimed Deep Thought, “I said I’d have to think about it, didn’t I?"

    [Seven and a half million years later.... Fook and Lunkwill are long gone, but their descendents continue what they started]

    "We are the ones who will hear," said Phouchg, "the answer to the great question of Life....!"
    "The Universe...!" said Loonquawl.
    "And Everything...!"
    "Shhh," said Loonquawl with a slight gesture. "I think Deep Thought is preparing to speak!"
    There was a moment's expectant pause while panels slowly came to life on the front of the console. Lights flashed on and off experimentally and settled down into a businesslike pattern. A soft low hum came from the communication channel.

    "Good Morning," said Deep Thought at last.
    "Er..good morning, O Deep Thought" said Loonquawl nervously, "do you have...er, that is..."
    "An Answer for you?" interrupted Deep Thought majestically. "Yes, I have."
    The two men shivered with expectancy. Their waiting had not been in vain.
    "There really is one?" breathed Phouchg.
    "There really is one," confirmed Deep Thought.
    "To Everything? To the great Question of Life, the Universe and everything?"
    "Yes."
    Both of the men had been trained for this moment, their lives had been a preparation for it, they had been selected at birth as those who would witness the answer, but even so they found themselves gasping and squirming like excited children.
    "And you're ready to give it to us?" urged Loonsuawl.
    "I am."
    "Now?"
    "Now," said Deep Thought.
    They both licked their dry lips.
    "Though I don't think," added Deep Thought. "that you're going to like it."
    "Doesn't matter!" said Phouchg. "We must know it! Now!"
    "Now?" inquired Deep Thought.
    "Yes! Now..."
    "All right," said the computer, and settled into silence again. The two men fidgeted. The tension was unbearable.
    "You're really not going to like it," observed Deep Thought.
    "Tell us!"
    "All right," said Deep Thought. "The Answer to the Great Question..."
    "Yes..!"
    "Of Life, the Universe and Everything..." said Deep Thought.
    "Yes...!"
    "Is..." said Deep Thought, and paused.
    "Yes...!"
    "Is..."
    "Yes...!!!...?"
    "Forty-two," said Deep Thought, with infinite majesty and calm.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #6
    Isaac Bashevis Singer
    “Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.”
    Isaac Bashevis Singer

  • #7
    William Faulkner
    “Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.
    Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window.”
    William Faulkner

  • #8
    William Faulkner
    “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.”
    William Faulkner

  • #9
    Robert Frost
    “In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
    Robert Frost

  • #10
    J.K. Rowling
    “If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
    J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  • #11
    Allen Saunders
    “Life is what happens to us while we are making other plans.”
    Allen Saunders

  • #12
    “If you don't stand for something you will fall for anything.”
    Gordon A. Eadie

  • #13
    Mark Twain
    “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
    Mark Twain

  • #14
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    “A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
    Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • #15
    Frank Zappa
    “So many books, so little time.”
    Frank Zappa

  • #16
    Oscar Wilde
    “I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
    Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince and Other Stories

  • #17
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “All that is gold does not glitter,
    Not all those who wander are lost;
    The old that is strong does not wither,
    Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

    From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
    A light from the shadows shall spring;
    Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
    The crownless again shall be king.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #18
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    Mark Twain

  • #19
    Dr. Seuss
    “I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
    Dr. Seuss

  • #20
    J.K. Rowling
    “No story lives unless someone wants to listen. The stories we love best do live in us forever. So whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.”
    J.K. Rowling

  • #21
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #22
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #23
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Two Towers

  • #24
    George Carlin
    “Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.”
    George Carlin

  • #25
    Neil Gaiman
    “To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Sandman, Vol. 4: Season of Mists

  • #26
    Neil Gaiman
    “Have you ever been in love? Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.”
    Neil Gaiman, The Kindly Ones

  • #27
    Robert Fulghum
    “We’re all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.”
    Robert Fulghum, True Love



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