Heather Brown




July 11, 2024

quote_imageEvery burned book enlightens the world.

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (from Compensation)

July 10, 2024

quote_imageNeural tissue can generate oscillatory activity.

—Wikipedia contributors (from Wikipedia article titled "Neural oscillation."

July 9, 2024

quote_image[W]e always have a choice.

—Sarah Ban Breathnach
(from Simple Abundance)

July 8, 2024

quote_imageIf you have faults, do not fear self-improvement.


July 7, 2024

quote_imageSkeptics are never deceived.

—French proverb

July 6, 2024

quote_imageAll philosophy in two words: sustain and abstain.


July 5, 2024

quote_imageDoubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination.

—Helen Keller
(From Optimism)

July 4, 2024

quote_imageHappy Birthday to the greatest country on earth! Let’s keep it that way!

—Caitlyn Jenner
(posted on X on July 4, 2024)

July 3, 2024

quote_imagePlayers only love you when they're playing.

—Stevie Nicks
(from "Dreams")

July 2, 2024

quote_imageThe pleasure a writer knows is the pleasure of sages.

—Lu Chi
(from Wen Fu)

July 1, 2024

quote_image[I]t's often the good administrators who make it hard to change a bad system.

—Graham Greene
(from The Quiet American)

June 30, 2024

quote_imageIf you agree that, in the absence of God, you would commit robbery, rape, and murder, you reveal yourself as an immoral person.

—Richard Dawkins
(from The God Delusion, paraphrasing Michael Shermer)

June 29, 2024

quote_imageThe present contains nothing more than the past, and what is found in the effect was already in the cause.

—Henri Bergson
(from Creative Evolution)

June 28, 2024

quote_imageThere's no stopping some ideas imbued with passion, such as the idea of one's own importance.

—Harvey Birenbaum
(from Myth and Mind)

June 27, 2024

quote_imageDeath is the penalty we pay for the privilege of life.

—Robert Half

June 26, 2024

quote_imageFor the Jews, obeying the law is the best and the most complete way to show their love for God. Keeping the law means keeping the covenant.

—Rev. John Trigilio & Rev. Kenneth brighenti
(from Essential Bible: Everything You Need to Understand the Old and New Testaments)

June 25, 2024

quote_imageIf wars can be started by lies, peace can be started by truth.

—Julian Assange

June 24, 2024

quote_imageHe who loveth pleasure shall be a poor man."

—Proverbs 21:17

June 23, 2024

quote_imageThe best definition of man is this: a creature who walks on two legs and is ungrateful.

—Fyodor Dostoevesky
(from Notes From Underground)

June 22, 2024

quote_imageI find it wholesome to be alone the greater part of the time.

—Henry D. Thoreau (from Walden)

June 21, 2024

quote_imageSolitude is independence.

—Hermann Hesse (from Steppenwolf)

June 20, 2024

quote_imageAnd where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance, coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.

—Steve Moore (from V for Vendetta)

June 19, 2024

quote_imageIs my love of peace misunderstood and scorned? That means that I am not yet sufficiently peace-loving.

—Albert Schweitzer (from Reverence for Life)

June 18, 2024

quote_imageI have come to change the old order, for I am the strongest here.

—from The Epic of Gilgamesh

June 17, 2024

quote_imageI tried to tell her all that had happened, all that I'd come to understand: the meaningless objectness of the world, the universal bruteness. She only stared, troubled at my noise.

—John Gardner (from Grendel)

June 16, 2024

quote_imageIf evolution was worth its salt, by now it should've evolved something better than survival of the fittest [ . . . ] I think a better idea would be survival of the wittiest. At least, that way, the creatures that didn't survive could've died laughing.

—Jane Wagner
(from The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe)

June 15, 2024

quote_imageWhen I first went into the movies Lionel Barrymore played my grandfather. Later he played my father and finally my husband. If he had lived, I'm sure I would have played his mother. That's the way it is in Hollywood. The men get younger and the women get older.

—Lilian Gish

June 14, 2024

quote_imageThe striving after existence is what occupies all living things and maintains them in motion.

—Arthur Schopenhauer
(from The World as Will and Representation, Volume I)

June 13, 2024

quote_imageTradition teaches that soul lies midway between understanding and unconsciousness.

—Thomas Moore
(from Care of the Soul)

June 12, 2024

quote_imageThe fiery passions of mediaevalism were curbed by a severe decorum and the iron sceptre of reason.

—Hellen Keller
(from My Religion)

June 11, 2024

quote_imageThose carried away by power are soon carried away.

—Malcolm S. Forbes

June 10, 2024

quote_image[Y]ou cannot move at all in Time; you cannot get away from the present moment.

—H.G. Wells
(from The Time Machine)

June 9, 2024

quote_imageAppealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.

—Annie Dillard
(from The Writing Life)

June 8, 2024

quote_imageWords enable quips. Quips enable laughter. Laughter enables relief. Relief enables pleasure.

—Heather Brown
(from heatherbrownonline.com)

June 7, 2024

quote_imageAnarchism is glorified thumb-sucking. Off with the diapers, and on to business! Construction, not destruction, is the name of the human game.

—Camille Paglia
(from Provocations)

June 6, 2024

quote_imagewe are only what we pay attention to

—Jack Dorsey
(posted on X June 6, 2024)

June 5, 2024

quote_imageThose who cause division in order to injure other people are in fact preparing their own ruin.

—Chinese proverb

June 4, 2024

quote_imageYour principle should be to see everything and say nothing. The world changes so rapidly that if you want to get on, you cannot afford to align yourself with any person or point of view.

—Khushwant Singh
(from Train to Pakistan)

June 3, 2024

quote_imageIt's not having what you want.
It's wanting what you've got.

—Sheryl Crow
(from "Soak Up the Sun")

June 2, 2024

quote_imageMany deconstruct reason, truth, and reality because they believe that in the name of reason, truth, and reality, Western civilization has wrought dominance, oppression, and destruction.

—Stephen R. C. Hicks
(from Explaining Postmodernism)

June 1, 2024

quote_imageNo matter how much good you do, you will still be criticised. People will often criticise you BECAUSE you're doing good.

(posted on X June 1, 2024)

May 31, 2024

quote_imageJust as soon as people make enough money to live comfortably, they want to live extravagantly.


May 30, 2024

quote_imageBeetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice!

May 29, 2024

quote_image[W]oman-hating among women is the most serious problem in the world.

—Sonia Johnson
(from Going Out of our Minds: the Metaphysics of Liberation)

May 28, 2024

quote_imageThey were grateful for the opportunity to work like termites on the sills of the established order.

—Kurt Vonnegut
(from The Sirens of Titan)

May 27, 2024

quote_imageCitizenship, after all, is not an entitlement; it requires work. Yet too many citizens of republics, ancient and modern, come to believe that they deserve rights without assuming responsibilites—and they don't worry how or why or from whom they inherited their privileges.

—Victor Davis Hanson
(from The Dying Citizen)

May 26, 2024

If you can utter the one true sound,
You have found the way.
Some humans call the way "the tao."
All I know is it rhymes with meow.
And when I say, "Meow," I want my way.

—Waldo Japussy
(from The Tao of Meow)

May 25, 2024

quote_imageIf you overesteem great men, people become powerless.
If you overvalue possessions, people begin to steal.

—Lao Tzu
(from the Tao Te Ching, translated by Stephen Mitchell)

May 24, 2024

quote_imageYour delusions do not constitute my moral obligations.

—Jordan Peterson
(posted on X May 24, 2024)

May 23, 2024

quote_imageEvery generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.

—Henry D. Thoreau (from Walden)

May 22, 2024

quote_imageHis eyes were the eyes of a lizard, lidless and frozen open, focused on the smooth legs and flat belly of the beauty in motion.

—Herman Raucher
(from Summer of '42)

May 21, 2024

quote_imageReasonable beliefs require more than just logical possibility—they required positive evidence. And this is where mind-body dualism falls short.

—Matt Lawrence
(from Like a Splinter in Your Mind: the Philosophy Behind the Matrix Trilogy)

May 20, 2024

quote_imageWords are alluvial, like rock formations. Phonemes are arbitrary. Meanings aren't: they accrue from shared experiences.

—Alena Graedon
(from The Word Exchange)

May 19, 2024

quote_imageStrength is the outcome of need; security sets a premium on feebleness.

—H.G. Wells
(from The Time Machine)

May 18, 2024

quote_imageOne generation passeth away, and another generation cometh; but earth abideth forever.

—Ecclesiastes 1:4

May 17, 2024

quote_imageLife is the unknown and the unknowable, except that we are put into this world to eat, to stay alive as long as we possibly can.

—Richard Bach
(from Jonathan Livingston Seagull)

May 16, 2024

quote_imageMy religion has taught me to laugh at death.

—Jaswant Singh Neki
(from Pearls of Wisdom)

May 15, 2024

quote_image[M]ost modern instantiations of postmodernism have jumped the shark.

—Heather Heying and Bret Weinstein
(from A Hunter-Gatherer’s Guide to the 21st Century)

May 14, 2024

quote_imageHe is a thinker; that means, he knows how to make things simpler than they are.

—Friedrich Nietzsche
(from The Gay Science)

May 13, 2024

quote_imageWhat we call Void is only Mind.

—Lu Chi
(from Wen Fu)

May 12, 2024

quote_imageWe are happiest under the influence of innocent delusions.

—Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (from The Sorrows of Young Werther)

May 11, 2024

quote_imageI'm thinking of running from office. 🏴‍☠️

—Bret Weinstein
(posted on X May 11, 2024)

May 10, 2024

quote_imageThe gods only laugh when men pray to them for wealth.

—Japanese proverb

May 9, 2024

quote_imageHunger is the best seasoning.

—Ken Follet
(from The Pillars of the Earth)

May 8, 2024

quote_imageOnce there was a man—
Oh, so wise!
In all drink
He detected the bitter,
And in all touch
He found the sting.
At last he cried thus:
"There is nothing,—
"No life,
"No joy,
"No pain,—
"There is nothing save opinion,
"And opinion be damned."

—Stephen Crane
(from The Black Riders and Other Lines)

May 7, 2024

quote_imageAccording to my reading of Hegel, language is our servant, submissive to the master of reason.

—Alena Graedon
(from The Word Exchange)

May 6, 2024

quote_image[T]here is no force outside this world which gives justice to the weak. There is nothing but man, and his standards of justice are not consistent. One year you are right to do a certain thing, then the next year it has become a crime. There are no standards, only expediences.

—Evelyn Anthony
(from The Tamarind Seed)

May 5, 2024

quote_image[A] dim premonition of otherness lurked at the far borders of comprehension.

—Lin Carter
(from The Man Who Loved Mars)

May 4, 2024

quote_image[O]ur thought, in its purely logical form, is incapable of presenting the true nature of life.

—Henri Bergson
(from Creative Evolution)

May 3, 2024

quote_image[T]he cold of nothingness began creeping through me.

—Doris Piserchia
(from Earthchild)

May 2, 2024

quote_imageWe live together, we act on, and react to, one another; but always and in all circumstances we are by ourselves.

—Aldous Huxley
(from The Doors of Perception)

May 1, 2024

quote_imageA smooth sea never made a skilled mariner.

—English Proverb

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