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  • #1
    Douglas Adams
    “The major problem—one of the major problems, for there are several—one of the many major problems with governing people is that of whom you get to do it; or rather of who manages to get people to let them do it to them.
    To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it.
    To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #2
    Maurice Sendak
    “And now," cried Max, "let the wild rumpus start!”
    Maurice Sendak, Where the Wild Things Are

  • #3
    Robert Jordan
    “In a cruel land, you either learned to laugh at cruelty or spent your life weeping.”
    Robert Jordan, A Crown of Swords

  • #4
    Edgar Degas
    “Painting is easy when you don't know how, but very difficult when you do.”
    Edgar Degas

  • #5
    Robert Jordan
    “You break your neck, and I’ll see it mended just so I can break it again." ~ Nynaeve”
    Robert Jordan

  • #6
    Robert E.  Davis
    “To competently perform rectifying security service, two critical incident response elements are necessary: information and organization.”
    Robert E. Davis

  • #7
    Shel Silverstein
    “My beard grows down to my toes,
    I never wears no clothes,
    I wraps my hair
    Around my bare,
    And down the road I goes.”
    Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends: Poems and Drawings

  • #8
    Maurice Sendak
    “There must be more to life than having everything!”
    Maurice Sendak, Higglety Pigglety Pop!: Or There Must Be More to Life

  • #9
    Nikola Tesla
    “I don't care that they stole my idea . . I care that they don't have any of their own”
    Nikola Tesla

  • #10
    Nikola Tesla
    “The present is theirs; the future, for which I really worked, is mine.”
    Nikola Tesla

  • #11
    Nikola Tesla
    “The individual is ephemeral, races and nations come and pass away, but man remains.”
    Nikola Tesla

  • #12
    Charles Stross
    “Bob loses saving throw vs. shiny with a penalty of -5. Bob takes 2d8 damage to the credit card.”
    Charles Stross, The Fuller Memorandum

  • #13
    Charles Stross
    “Then the screen comes on, showing a familiar menu on a blue background and I stare at it, transfixed, like a yokel who’s never seen a television before. Because it’s not a TV. It’s a flat-screen PC running Windows XP Media Center Edition. They can’t be that dumb. It’s got to be a trap, I gibber to myself. Not even the clueless cannon-fodder-in-jumpsuits who staff any one of the movies on the shelf would be that dumb!”
    Charles Stross, The Jennifer Morgue

  • #14
    David Benioff
    “Truth might be stranger than fiction, but it needs a better editor. ”
    David Benioff, City of Thieves

  • #15
    H.L. Mencken
    “The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself, without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, and intolerable...”
    H.L. Mencken, Prejudices: Third Series

  • #16
    H.L. Mencken
    “Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.”
    H.L. Mencken, A Mencken Chrestomathy

  • #17
    H.L. Mencken
    “I am suspicious of all the things that the average people believes.”
    H.L. Mencken

  • #18
    Adam Christopher
    “Over two days, the remaining superheroic population of the Earth had heeded the call--by ship, teleport, magical portal, elemental transduction...the H-Man, Pangolin the Protector, Glass Tambourine, Omega-Mur, Hammer and Sickle, Jackdaw, the Infinite Wisdom, Doctor Mandragora, Czar and Tzar and Star, Kalamari Karl, Lightening Dancer, Doctor Chlorophyll, Jack Viking, Monomaniac, the Gin Fairy, the Holy Ghanta, the Bandolier, the Nuclear Atom, the Mysterious Flame, Moonstalker, Cataclysm and Inferno, the Skyguard II, Your Imaginary Pal, Dark Storm, the Hate Witch, Psychofire, Rabid, Riot, Fox and Hound, Hydrolad, Captain Fuji, Captain Cape Town, Captain Australia, Captain...Jeannie lost count, one uniform and one costume blurring into another.”
    Adam Christopher, Seven Wonders

  • #19
    Adam Christopher
    “She knew now that being a superhero was more than just a fancy costume, a firm bust and being able to shoot whizz-bang laser beams out of your eyes.”
    Adam Christopher, Seven Wonders

  • #20
    Adam Christopher
    “The coffee will help with post-resurrection synapse realignment. Trust me.”
    Adam Christopher, Hang Wire
    tags: coffee

  • #21
    Adam Christopher
    “Machines can't lie," I said, lying through my circuits.”
    Adam Christopher, Made to Kill

  • #22
    Neil Gaiman
    “Furthermore, it goes without saying that all of the people, living, dead, and otherwise, in this story are fictional or used in a fictional context. Only the gods are real.”
    Neil Gaiman, American Gods

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