Obsession is the thing in us that makes us not everybody else. — Joss Whedon
By Harvey Blume.
She was still a young person and still in love, but he was the same then that he is now, his *tuchas* always stuck to whatever chair he’s sitting on, no matter how uncomfortable.
Stephen Hawking decided that a theory of everything may finally be unattainable, replaced by a “family of theories,” known as M-theory, that form a patchwork description of the universe we inhabit.
If a molecule becomes too complex, physicists hand it over to the chemists. If it becomes too complex for them, they hand it to biologists. And if the system is too complex for them, they hand it to psychologists . . . and so on until it ends up in the hands of historians or novelists.
If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it.
Illusory hopes sustained World War I. Gas would bring victory. Submarines would. Tanks would. Nothing did.
No experiment should be believed until it has been confirmed by theory.
Arthur S. Eddington
Whether it’s Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f***ing idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly.
“So you knew what would happen when you told the Jews that Palestine was the Promised Land, that the Arabs wouldn’t just say:
‘Welcome. Please help yourself to some of our land.’”
God (in a booming voice): “I never promised anything. I just said I’ll see what I can do.”
Obsession is the thing in us that makes us not everybody else.
I hope there really is another universe—New evidence says there must be—where Jesus isn’t born, Nor the Buddha, nor Muhammad, all that porn.
In the final enumeration of Hitler’s mistakes in waging the Second World War, his decision to contest the issue with the power of the American economy may well come to stand first.
Alekhine used to cosset his Siamese cats on the chessboard before big games, on the off-chance that his opponents might harbour an allergy.
This computer has been a kind of pit into which he has frequently fallen. . . Between eBay, pornography, and watching animal videos on YouTube, hours go by in which Alex exists in a kind of fugue state, from which only the sudden onset of hunger can arouse him.
Growing up, you just want to compete, and then once you have the weaponry to compete, you want to be really good, and then when you’re really good, you want to be supernaturally good.
R. A. Dickey
Blame religion if you like, but a half-baked university education can have exactly the same effect. It isn’t straightforward, charting the progress of fanaticism.
One of the last things Allen Ginsberg did in his life was he had this soup. Usually he was very sanitary about things but this was his last soup. I refused to eat it but he served it to a couple of people and they said it really wasn’t very good. And then we froze a lot of it and then he died. Now it’s in my freezer on 10th Street where I live.