SOME FAVORITE QUOTATIONS:
"We demand guaranteed, rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty."
~Vroomfondel the Philosopher, in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."
"Hangin's too good for 'im! Burnin's too good for 'im! He should be torn into little bitsy pieces -- and BURIED ALIVE!"
~Hanover Fiske, in Heavy Metal
"Science is built of facts the way a house is built of bricks; but an accumulation of facts is no more science than a pile of bricks is a house."
"The truth is, that those who have never entered upon scientific pursuits know not a tithe of the poetry by which they are surrounded."
"It ain't so much the things we don't know that get us into trouble. It's the things we know that just ain't so."
"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, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true."
"I would defend the liberty of consenting adult creationists to practise whatever intellectual perversions they like in the privacy of their own homes; but it is also necessary to protect the young and innocent."
~Arthur C. Clarke
"We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart."
"No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says; he is always convinced that it says what he means."
~George Bernard Shaw
"The fact that a believer is happier than a skeptic is no more to the point than the fact that a drunken man is happier than a sober one."
~George Bernard Shaw
"Writing is jewelry fashioned by the hand from the pure gold of the intellect."
~al Tawhidi (Arabic)
"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time -- and your government when it deserves it."
"When we are young
Wandering the face of the Earth
Wondering what our dreams might be worth
Learning that we're only immortal for a limited time."
~Rush, "Dreamline," Roll The Bones