Only when you drink from the river of silence
shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top,
then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs,
then shall you truly dance.
~Khalil Ghibran

Lo, there do I see my father.
Lo, there do I see my mother, my sisters and my brothers.
Lo, there do I see the line of my people back to the beginning.
Lo, they do call to me.
They bid me take my place on Asgard in the halls of Valhalla,
Where the brave may live forever.

~13th Warrior, based on Eaters of the Dead by Michael Crichton

The language of truth is unadorned and always simple.

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

See first, think later, then test. But always see first. Otherwise you will only see what you were expecting. Most scientists forget that.
~ Douglas Adams

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest.
~Isaac Asimov

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority; but, to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
~Marcus Aurelius

My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.
~Erma Bombeck

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