"The problem with the world is that fools and
fanatics are always so sure of themselves while wiser people are so full of doubt."
- Bertrand Russel (April 6th 1999)
"Is this beer half full or half
empty? Who cares...DRINK IT!"
- Mark Skinner (Apr 7-9)
"Listen three eyes, don't you try to outweird me, I
get stranger things than you free with my breakfast cereal."
- Zaphod Beeblebrox (Hitch Hiker's Trilogy)(Apr 9-19)
"All new technology is rejected and then
- Isaac Asimov (Apr 19-25)
"Living and unliving things are exchanging
- Philip K. Dick (Apr 26-May 3)
"Rule Six: The winning team shall be the first team
- Hitch Hiker's Trilogy (May 4-6)
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in
it, does not go away."
- Philip K. Dick (May 7-13)
"Hes MAD! Hes MAD! Hes madder than Mad Jack MacMad,
the winner of last years Mr. Mad Man competition."
- Black Adder (May 13-16)
"Well, sir, it's this rug I have, it really tied the
- The Big Lebowski (May 16-24)
"We wish to find the truth, no matter where it lies.
But to find the truth we need imagination and skepticism both. We will not be afraid to
speculate, but we will be careful to distinguish speculation from fact."
- Carl Sagan (May 24-28)
"Some foolish men declare that a Creator made the world. The
doctrine that the world was created is ill-advised, and should be rejected. If God created
the world, where was He before creation?...How could God have made the world without any
raw material? If you say He made this first, and then the world, you are faced with an
endless regression...Know that the world is uncreated, as time itself is, without
beginning and end. And it is based on the principles..."
- The Mahapurana (The Great Lege) Jinasena (India, ninth century) (May 29-Jun 4)
"Human beings never think for themselves, they find it too
uncomfortable. For the most part, members of our species simply repeat what they are
told--and become upset if they are exposed to any different view. The characteristic human
trait is not awareness but conformity, and the characteristic result is religious warfare.
Other animals fight for territory or food; but, uniquely in the animal kingdom, human
beings fight for their 'beliefs.' The reason is that beliefs guide behavior, which has
evolutionary importance among human beings. But at a time when our behavior may well lead
us to extinction, I see no reason to assume we have any awareness at all. We are stubborn,
self-destructive conformists. Any other view of our species is just a self-congratulatory
- Michael Crichton in The Lost World (Jun 5-10)
"Tonight you have learned the final and greatest
truth of the ninja. That ultimate mastery comes not of the body...but of the mind."
- Splinter (TMNT:The Movie) (Jun 11-15)
"Humans regress to their basic emotions of fear,
anger and lust to resolve a problem, conflict or need. We do this because through the eons
before this epoch, humanity learned through trial and error that these emotions ensured
our survival. This is why war, murder and rape are still a part of our society. This is
also why the following passage from the Bible is as yet unfulfilled 'But
the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace. - Psalms 37:11' Eventually
they may...but only after the Just kill or control the wicked."
- ARMAGEDDON79 (Jun 15-23)
"Look at us. When life has become futile,
meaningless, unindurable; it must be allowed to end. Can't you see captain, for us the
disease is immortality."
- Q (Star Trek: Voyager) (Jun 23-28)
"I know not with what weapons World War III will be
fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
- Albert Einstein (Jun 29-Jul 4)
"The philosophy of the hunter is that you take only
what you need, and you share the rest."
- Leonard George, Tsleilwaututh Chief (Jul 5-11)
"Science is simply common sense at its best - that
is, rigidly accurate in observation, and merciless to fallacy in logic."
- Thomas Huxley (Jul 12-19)
"[When a young person loses faith in his religion
because he begins to study science and its methodology] it isn't that [through the
obtaining of real knowledge that] he knows it all, but he suddenly realizes that he
doesn't know it all."
- Richard P. Feynman (Jul 20-28)
"It may be that our role on this planet is not to
worship God, but to create him."
- Arthur C. Clarke (Jul 29-Aug 25)
"Two things are infinite; the Universe and human
stupidity - and I'm not sure about the Universe."
- Albert Einstein (Aug 25-Sept 7)
"To err is human. To really screw up you need a
- Unknown (Sept 7-30)
"What does not destroy me, makes me stronger."
- Niettzche, The Twilight of the Idols (1888) (Oct 1-22)
"To surrender to ignorance and call it God has
always been premature, and it remains premature today."
- Isaac Asimov (Oct 23-Nov 3)
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide
- Albert Einstein (Nov 4-Dec 9)
"The world in which we live is peopled by people who
believe what they hold
to be true, to be true for everybody."
- Hues (Dec 10th 1999-Jan 3rd 2000)
"Reasonable people adapt to the world...
unreasonable people make the world adapt to them...
hence the world was created by unreasonable people..."
- George Bernard Shaw (Jan 4-Feb 11)
"Keep on the lookout for novel ideas that others have used
Your idea has to be original only in its adaptation to the problem
you're working on."
- Thomas Edison (Feb 12-Jul 16)
am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination.
Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is
limited. Imagination encircles the world."
- Albert Einstein (Jul 16-Aug 16)
"It is the mark of
an educated mind to be able to entertain
a thought without accepting it."
- Aristotle (Aug 16-Sept 23)
"If the Truth is
dynamic; how will it ever be found?"
- Dan Gorski (Sept 23-29)
"You may be disappointed
if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try."
- Beverly Sills (Sept 29-Oct 14)
"Since the affairs
of men rest still uncertain,
let's reason with the worst that may befall."
- Shakespeare (Oct 15-Nov 8)
"Confidence, like art, never comes from having all the answers; it
comes from being open to all the questions."
- Earl Gray Stevens (Nov 9-21)
"I'm impatient with
stupidity. My people have learned
to live without it."
- The Day the Earth Stood Still (Nov 21-Dec 17)
"It's never too
late, in fiction or in life, to revise."
- Nancy Thayer (Dec 18th 2000-Feb 3rd 2001)
"All men seek to
be enlightened. Religion is but the most ancient and honourable way in which
men have striven to make sense out of God's universe. Scientists seek the lawfulness
of events. It is the task of Religion to fit man into this lawfulness."
- Frank Herbert (Feb 4-April 2)
"One obstacle to
adulthood needs to be solved immediately: We must learn not just to accept differences
between ourselves and our ideas, but to enthusiastically welcome and enjoy them.
Diversity contains as many treasures as those waiting for us on other worlds.
We will find it impossible to fear diversity and to enter the future at the
- Gene Roddenberry (April 3-Jun 2)
"Religion is designed
for stupid people. Science is designed for stupid people who are embarrassed
by their stupidity and want to learn."
- Paul Lutus (Jun 2-Jun 11)
"The world is governed
by very different personages to what is
imagined by those who are not themselves behind the scenes."
- Benjamin Disraeli [Prime Minister 1801-1884] (Jun 12-Jun 30)
"Nature hath no
goal though she hath law."
- John Donne (Jul 1-Jul 21)
"What is a wedding? Webster's dictionary
defines it as the process of
removing weeds from one's garden..."
- Homer Simpson (teaching a relationship class) (Jul 22-Sept 9)
"We need not fear those who do evil in
the name of evil, but Heaven
protect us from those who do evil in the name of good."
- Arthur C. Adams (Sept 10-Nov 1)
"Neglect of an effective birth control policy
is a never-failing source of poverty which, in turn, is the parent of revolution
- Aristotle, "Politics", c. 350BC (Nov 2-Nov 21)
"Liberty means responsibility. That is
why most men dread it."
- George Bernard Shaw (Nov 22-Dec 2)
“Human beings are animals. We are sometimes
monsters, sometimes magnificent, but always animals. We may prefer to think
of ourselves as fallen angels but in reality we are risen apes.”
- Desmond Morris (Dec 3rd 2001-Feb 8th 2002)
“The concept of progress acts as a protective
mechanism to shield us from the terrors of the future.”
- Frank Herbert (Dune) (Feb 9-Mar 11)
“Pro is to con as progress is to congress."
- Unknown (Mar 12-Apr 29)
"Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist,
but you have ceased to live."
- Mark Twain (Apr 30-July 11)
"There is no sin except stupidity."
- Oscar Wilde (Jul 12-Jul 24)
"Every time a savage tracks his game he employs
a minuteness of observation,
and an accuracy of inductive and deductive reasoning which,
applied to other matters, would assure some reputation of a man of science.
The intellectual labour of a 'good hunter or warrior'
considerably exceeds that of an ordinary Englishman."
- Thomas H. Huxley (July 25-Sept 10)
"As nightfall does not come at once, neither
it is in such twilight that we all must be aware of change in the air
- however slight - lest we become victims of the darkness."
- Justice William O. Douglas (Sept 11-Oct 18)
"The more corrupt the state, the more numerous
- Tacitus (Oct 19-Nov 6)
"Some of the world's greatest feats were
accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible."
- Doug Larson (Nov 7-Dec 10)
"Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy
enough to be true."
- Niels Bohr (Dec 10 2002-Apr 6 2003)
I have always found that plans are useless,
but planning is indispensable.
- Dwight Eisenhower (Apr 7-May 28)
"The best weapon against an enemy is another
- Friedrich Nietzsche (May 29-Aug 6)
"Our citizens may be deceived for awhile,
and have been deceived;
but as long as the presses can be protected, we may trust to them for light."
-Thomas Jefferson, 1799 (Aug 7-Sep 29)
"The world is a comedy to those who think,
and a tragedy to those who feel."
- Horace Walpole (Sep 30-Oct 28)
"Get the facts first. You can distort them
- Mark Twain (Oct 29-Dec 13)
"Belief can be manipulated. Only knowledge
- Frank Herbert (Dune Messiah)(Dec 14 2003-Jul 1 2004)
"Every impulse we strive to strangle broods
in the mind, and poisons us."
- Oscar Wilde (Jul 2-Sep 21)
"Human beings, who
are almost unique in having the ability to learn
from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent
disinclination to do so."
- Douglas Adams (Sep 22-Dec 15)