Monday, December 21, 2009

"The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn.

The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."

--P. J. O'Rourke

Monday, December 14, 2009

"The church that doesn't evangelize will be evangelized by the culture in which it finds itself."

-- William Frey

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

"Something terrible happens, and you might say, “God help us!” or “Jesus Christ!”—the poor, crippled prayers that are hidden in the minor blasphemies of people for whom in every sense God is dead, except that they still have to speak to him, if only through clenched teeth."

-- Frederick Buechner

Sunday, November 29, 2009

"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions."

-- G. K. Chesterton

Sunday, November 22, 2009

"The Old Testament is responsible for more atheism, agnosticism, disbelief — call it what you will — than any book ever written; it has emptied more churches than all the counterattractions of cinema, motor bicycle and golf course."

-- A.A. Milne

Friday, November 20, 2009

"Where we have strong emotions, we're liable to fool ourselves."

-- Carl Sagan

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

"Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies."

-- Karl Marx

Monday, October 26, 2009

"I also told them of the manner in which I had been knocked down and dragged out, and that I didn't consider it a fair fight any how they could fix it. I put the ingredients in the cup pretty strong I tell you, and I concluded my speech by telling them that I was done with politics for the present, and they might all go to hell, and I would go to Texas."

-- Col. David Crockett

Sunday, October 25, 2009

“Life in Lubbock, Texas, taught me two things: One is that God loves you and you're going to burn in hell. The other is that sex is the most awful, filthy thing on earth and you should save it for someone you love.”

-- Butch Hancock

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

"I ask you to judge me by the enemies I have made."

-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

"The matter is quite simple. The Bible is very easy to understand. But we Christians are a bunch of scheming swindlers. We pretend to be unable to understand it because we know very well that the minute we understand, we are obliged to act accordingly.

Take any words in the New Testament and forget everything except pledging yourself to act accordingly. My God, you will say, if I do that my whole life will be ruined. How would I ever get on in the world? Herein lies the real place of Christian scholarship.

Christian scholarship is the Church's prodigious invention to defend itself against the Bible, to ensure that we can continue to be good Christians without the Bible coming too close. Oh, priceless scholarship, what would we do without you?"

-- Soren Kierkegaard

Saturday, September 26, 2009

"There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity."

-- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Friday, September 25, 2009

"The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it."

-- Flannery O'Connor

Sunday, August 09, 2009

"The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason."

-- John Cage

Saturday, August 08, 2009

"Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows."

-- David T. Wolf

Saturday, July 25, 2009

"Man is equally incapable of seeing the nothingness from which he emerges and the infinity in which he is engulfed."

-- Blaise Pascal

Saturday, July 18, 2009

"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities."

-- Aldous Huxley

Monday, July 13, 2009

"Political advertising ought to be stopped. It's the only really dishonest kind of advertising that's left."

-- David M. Ogilvy

Saturday, July 04, 2009

"Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?"

--US Marine Sergeant Major Daniel Joseph "Dan" Daly

Monday, June 22, 2009

"I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am."

-- Joseph Baretti

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

"A cynic is not merely one who reads bitter lessons from the past, he is one who is prematurely disappointed in the future."

-- Sidney J. Harris

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

"Pointy-headed busybodies of the environmentalist, new urbanist, utopian communitarian ilk blamed the victim. They claimed the car had forced us to live in widely scattered settlements in the great wasteland of big-box stores and the Olive Garden. If we would all just get on our Schwinns or hop a trolley, they said, America could become an archipelago of cozy gulags on the Portland, Ore., model with everyone nestled together in the most sustainably carbon-neutral, diverse and ecologically unimpactful way."

-- P.J. O'Rourke, "The End of the Affair" in the Wall Street Journal

Saturday, June 06, 2009

"The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another."

-- J. Frank Dobie

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

"You cannot slander human nature; it is worse than words can paint it."

-- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Monday, May 25, 2009

"Push back against dubious claims that defy logic;
be on the lookout for misrepresentations;
question the lack of science when belief is the substitution;
be very skeptical when the denial of the laws of physics comes into play."

--- jpaik, quoted from Audio Karma

Sunday, May 10, 2009

"Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything."

-- Frank Dane

Monday, April 27, 2009

"In addition to my other numerous acquaintances, I have one more intimate confidant. My depression is the most faithful mistress I have known -- no wonder, then, that I return the love."

-- Søren Kierkegaard

Thursday, February 05, 2009

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see."

-Arthur Schopenhauer