When I read or hear something that strikes me, or if I just make up something that sounds really cool, I like to store it here for future perusal.

One of man's greatest inconsistencies is his ability to perceive progress in another individual while so casually dismissing the possibility of its presence in himself.
- anonymous

Won't it be dull when we rid ourselves of all these demons haunting us to keep us company? Won't it be odd when we're happy like we always thought we're supposed to feel, but never seem to be?
- Barenaked Ladies, War on Drugs

I have a tendency to wear my mind on my sleeve, and a history of losing my shirt.
- Barenaked Ladies, One Week

Your simian countenance suggests a heritage unusually rich in species diversity.
- Calvin

I imagine bugs and girls have a dim perception that nature played a cruel trick on them, but they lack the intelligence to really comprehend the magnitude of it.
- Calvin

Yowwow! I'm hungry!
- Calvin

Good poetry gives me goose bumps.
- Calvin

I must obey the inscrutable exhortations of my soul.
- Calvin

Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.
- Calvin

The Lord doesn't care where you were; He only cares where you're going.
- Cami Reece

Sometimes sarcasm helps us think more clearly.
- Dogbert

Ambiguity succeeds where honesty dares not venture.
- Dogbert

Demonstrating, once again, that subtle difference between creativity and complex stupidity.
- Dogbert

Time to show the monkeys who's boss!
- Falco Lombardi

Milennium hand and shrimp!
- Foul ol' Ron

The programmer, like the poet, works only slightly removed from pure thought-stuff.
- Frederick P. Brooks, Jr., The Mythical Man-Month

As well try to understand the sun, Perrin. It simply is, and is not to be understood. You cannot live without it, but it exacts a price. So with women.
- Gaul, A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan

Women are stranger than drunken wetlanders.
- Gaul, A Crown of Swords by Robert Jordan

Nothing like a bad descision says who you are.
- Gin Blossoms, Fools Rush In

All I really want's to be with you, feel like I matter too.
- Gin Blossoms, Hey Jealousy

Some people say life is a roller coaster, but I say it's a doped up butterfly with stomach cramps.
- grassmonk

I would rather die with truth on my lips than live as a man who lied to his king.
- Jambres, Stone Tables by Orson Scott Card

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
- Jesus Christ (John 15:13-14)

A true leader finds out what will be good for his people, and then shapes laws that will help achieve that good purpose. If the people don't understand what he's doing, he persuades them if he can. If they refuse to be persuaded, then he acts for their good anyway. And if doing this costs him his power, then he would rather lose his power for doing right, than keep his power by doing wrong. Because he loves his people more than his office.
- Jochabed, Stone Tables by Orson Scott Card

For of course, when God [wishes] to change your life, the change might not be comfortable in every way.
- Leah, Rachel and Leah by Orson Scott Card

Knowledge is just opinion you trust enough to act upon.
- Miro, Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card

- Mog

Even when it's offensive, the truth still sounds good to godly men.
- Moses, Stone Tables by Orson Scott Card

To face death, that's nothing much. But to feel really stupid when you die, well, that would be insufferable.
- Nafai, Earthfall by Orson Scott Card

Women never do understand men. Of course, men don't understand women any better--but at least we don't suffer from the delusion that we do.
- Nafai, The Memory of Earth by Orson Scott Card

Let's hope that we continue to live.
- Paul Simon

You cannot walk with the holy if you're just a halfway-decent man.
- Paul Simon, Wartime Prayers

If I'd never loved I never would have cried.
- Paul Simon, I Am A Rock

When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it's a wonder I can think at all.
- Paul Simon, Kodachrome

The more I get to thinking, the less I tend to laugh.
- Paul Simon, Oh, Marion

All lies and jest, still a man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.
- Paul Simon, The Boxer

Sometimes even music cannot substitute for tears.
- Paul Simon, The Cool, Cool River

Hey, I've got nothing to do today but smile.
- Paul Simon, The Only Living Boy In New York

If I have weaknesses, don't let them blind me, or camouflage all I am wary of.
- Paul Simon, The Rhythm of the Saints

Negotiations and love songs are often mistaken for one and the same.
- Paul Simon, Train In The Distance

It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.
- R.E.M., It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)

Everybody hurts sometimes.
- R.E.M., Everybody Hurts

I'm just profoundly frustrated by all this.
- R.E.M., Ignoreland

It hurts the worst when evil is done by those we love.
- Shedemei, Earthborn by Orson Scott Card

The only people who ever prize purity of ignorance are those who profit from a monopoly on knowledge.
- Si Wang-mu, Children of the Mind by Orson Scott Card

You're confused the way so many people are, who don't understand the perspective of God. You keep thinking that death is the most terrible thing that can happen to a person, but to God, death just means you're coming home a few moments ahead of schedule. To God, the dreadful outcome of a human life is when that person embraces sin and rejects the joy that God offers. So of all the millions who might die in a war, each individual life is tragic only if it ends in sin.
- Sister Carlotta, Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card

Honesty always sounds like impudence to the vain and stupid.
- Slave girl, Stone Tables by Orson Scott Card

Those that hate goodness are sometimes nearer than those that know nothing at all about it and think they have it already.
- Spirit Teacher, The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

That is what mortals misunderstand. They say of some temporal suffering, 'No future bliss can make up for it,' not knowing that Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even that agony to glory. And of some sinful pleasure they say 'Let me but have this and I'll take the consequences': little dreaming how damnation will spread back and back into their past and contaminate the pleasure of the sin.
- Spirit Teacher, The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis

Lust is a poor, weak, wimpering whispering thing compared with that richness and energy of desire which will arise when lust has been killed.
- Spirit Teacher, The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis