Quotes

The ‘Philosophy’ section of my Facebook profile…

“Irie, Man!” – Rastamouse

“When a body is committed to the earth in hope of eternal life, there is no plus-one.” – Dot Cotton, Eastenders, 28oct11

“Potato City – where the magic of vegetables never ends!” – Mr Potato

“Never wear trousers on a Thursday.” – Little Princess

Little Princess: “Daddy says he makes up songs in the bath.”
Narrator: “Any luck?”
Little Princess: “No, I’ve just got a cold bottom.”

“Listen to the sound of my big black boots.” – BBB, How to Destroy Angels

“Filth augments ambiance.” – Michael Moon, Eastenders, 10/10/11

“My mom is better than your mom and your dad too.” – Mr Bungle, ‘After School Special’

“How often have I worried what strangers think, when I could have been spellbound instead?” – Danny Wallace in ‘Balloons’ in ‘More Awkward Situations For Men’

“The entire history of science is that nothing in science is ever settled. New discoveries are continuously made, and they upend old certainties.” – Lamar Woolsey on p 290 of Dean Koontz’s ‘Breathless’

“It weren’t no naked midnight stroll round no apiary.” – someone on a recent episode of Doctors

“In a parallel universe, it’s happening right now.” – Depeche Mode, Perfect

“Sometimes I ache for humanity. Other times I just want to hit it with a stick.” (Tad Williams, 14 Sep 2011)

“Ka flows out of my navel like a ribbon.” – the fictional Stephen King, p310, Song of Sussanah

“Baked beans are the Highlander of tinned food.” – my brother (2011)

“I don’t subscribe to coincidence… no matter how random things might appear, there’s still a plan.” – Col. Hannibal Smith (The A-Team, 2010)

“Everything you can imagine is real.” – Pablo Picasso

“We’ve had a loss of the sense of the frontier. We have to reclaim that.” – Peter Thiel

“Do not diss a dude’s doodah!” – Max Branning (Eastenders)

One’s first step in wisdom is to question everything – and one’s last is to come to terms with everything.” – Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1742-1799) – from p244 of Chantal Sicile-Kira’s ‘Autism Spectrum Disorders’

“The poodle of perspicacity must bow its furry knee before the spaniel of spontaneity.” – Hugo Rune in Robert Rankin’s ‘Retromancer’ (p47)

“The squamulose square-rigger squats not for squaw-man, squash nor squirrel-fish. Especially not for the latter!” – Hugo Rune in Robert Rankin’s ‘Retromancer’ (p51)

“…the polarizing power of the goodie-baddie axis…” (from Brian Boy’s “On the Origin of Stories”)

“A few rare pieces of art turn the bleakest negatives into radiant positives, telling you life is not worth living in terms which reassure you that it is.” (Philip Norman in John Lennon: the Life)

“We are all books of blood…whenever we’re opened, we’re red.” (Clive Barker in Books of Blood)

“Wait a second,” she said with a significant pause. “Do you mean to tell me that when you’re having sex with a girl you imagine cucumbers in a fridge on a summer afternoon?”
“Not all the time,” I said.
(from Haruki Murakami’s “Sputnik Sweetheart”)

“…my inner child just wants to hit things with big swords…” (Adam Lawrence)

Commander Lock: “Not everyone believes what you do Morpheus.”
Morpheus: “My beliefs do not require them to.”
(The Matrix Reloaded)

“The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.” (Tom Clancy)

“A witty saying proves nothing.” (Voltaire)

“The beginning is always today.” (Mary Wollstonecraft)

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” (Aldous Huxley)

“It is even harder for the average ape to believe that he has descended from man. ” (H. L. Mencken)

“If you really want something in life you have to work for it. Now quiet, they’re about to announce the lottery numbers.” (Homer Simpson)

Boosh-isms…
“You cannot turn milk into cheese!”
“Daltrey hoovers for no one!”

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