some quotes about, well... didn't anybody tell you?
"Yes, the world is an illusion.
But Truth is always being shown there."
- Subhani (via Idries Shah, 1970)
"It's the most beautiful world
in the world..."
- Harry Nilsson (Son of Schmilsson, 1972)
"Nice, nice, very nice -
so many different people
in the same device."
- Kurt Vonnegut (Cat's Cradle, 1963)
"bless this food,
everywhere it's been,
and everywhere it's going...
- metasofa tradition
"The workshop is about artists
(and we are all artists) offering
each other a supportive environment to
renew our creative energies and urges..."
- Barb Rich (mga e-flyer, 1998 Sept)
"...better shut me in the fridge,
'cause I'm burning up, I'm burning up..."
- Thomas Dolby (Hyperactive, 1984)
"I figure the odds be fifty-fifty
I just might have something to say
(to my friends)."
- Frank Zappa (Overnite Sensation, 1974)
"There's always an alien battle
cruiser or a Kirilian death ray
or an intergalactic plague that's
about to wipe out all life on
this miserable little planet.
The only way these people can
get on with their happy lives is -
they do not know about it."
- K (Men In Black, 1997)
from Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary (1991),
tran-scend (from Latin "trans"+"scandere", to climb across)
(vt 1b) to triumph over the negative or restrictive aspects of
(vi) to rise above or extend notably beyond ordinary limits
(adj 3) transcending the universe or material existence
Alice: "Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
Cheshire Cat: "That depends a good deal on where you want to get to."
(from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, 1865)
"There isn't anything I can't do
with this machine!!!  I'm headed back
into Pittsburgh, anyone want a ride?"
- Joel (mga tale spinning #2, 1998 Aug 29)
"To be thoroughly lazy is a tough job,
but somebody has to do it.
Industrious people build industry.
Lazy people build civilization."
- Kazuaki Tanahashi (Brush Mind, 1990)
"necessity is the father of invention.
(sophia is the mother)"
- chris vansprouts (2003)
"I'll never grow up, not me!"
- Peter Pan (via J M Barrie 1904, and M Martin 1955)
"Be a good person."
- HH Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
(Pgh visit, 1998 Nov 12)