20.8.06

The Random Quote Meme

The task was to go to this link, and find 5 random quotes that reflected how you viewed the world.
At first I thought they would all be kinda dry and academic, but I was impressed with the breadth of quotations available.

Here are the first five that struck me;

Dubito ergo sum - I doubt therefore I am
Kayvan Sylvan

I'm as pure as the driven slush.
Tallulah Bankhead (1903 - 1968)

I hope I never get so old I get religious.
Ingmar Bergman

Reality is what won't go away when you stop beliving in it.
Phillip K Dick

I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying
Woody Allen (1935 - )
No real shockers here, but I was suprised to get Tallulah Bankhead before Maye West, and I didn't get any Douglas Adams until well after I had picked my first five.

Oh well.

A collection of some other favourites I picked out is here. Anyone else want to take a crack at it?

3 comments:

Red Five said...

Reality is what won't go away when you stop beliving in it.
Phillip K Dick


Longstanding my fave from PKD

Red Five said...

OK, more specifically...

Professionally:
- With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.
Catherine de Hueck

Personally:
- I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.
Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)

Cynically:
- Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
Dan Stanford

Philosophically:
- Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away
Phillip K Dick

Cognitively:
- I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue...of being true.
Carl Sagan (1934 - 1996)

Jennifer said...

Only five? I could have stayed on there all day. I like all of yours, plus...

Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.
-Robertson Davies

Never refuse any advance of friendship, for if nine out of ten bring you nothing, one alone may repay you.
-Madame de Tencin

To be always intending to make a new and better life but never to find time to set about it is as to put off eating and drinking and sleeping from one day to the next until you're dead.
-Og Mandino (1923 - 1996)

The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.
-Isabelle Eberhardt

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
-Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)

With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.
-Steven Weinberg (1933 - ), quoted in The New York Times, April 20, 1999

It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars.
-Garrison Keillor (1942 - )