Quotes and Poetry links

A random jumble of quotes from famous sources, professors, friends, things I've written, etc., plus links (or at least names & authors) for my favorite poems. I store this here so that I can devote my limited brain space to Babylon 5 trivia. I've left the names off the more embarrassing quotes, so that my friends will still speak to me after they read this...

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Do what you love, love what you do. Allen Newell
Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward in the same direction. Antoine De Saint-Exupery
There is no better way to test your peripheral vision than to sit in a class next to someone you have a crush on.
TCP is more exciting than UDP, and the way you know that is by the size of the header. A CMU computer science professor
Those three little words that mean so much: "Shut up, dear."
It's a cult of personality, and I'm his high priestess.
There's so much left to know, and I'm on the road to find out. Cat Stevens
We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible for the ungrateful. We have done so much, for so long, with so little, that now we are capable of doing practically anything with nearly nothing. Johns Hopkins University Barnstormers tech crew motto (original source unknown)
The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.
If your "solution" to the two-body problem is a long-distance relationship: Brains, Trains, and Automobiles.
Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît pont. (the heart has its reasons, whereof reason knows nothing) (alternately: the heart has reasons that Reason does not know) Blaise Pascal
Scratch most feminists and underneath there is a woman who longs to be a sex object. The difference is that is not all she longs to be. Betty Rollin
I must admit that I find television very educational. The minute somebody turns it on, I go to the library and read a book. Groucho Marx
Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp. Guns aren't lawful; Nooses give; Gas smells awful; You might as well live. Dorothy Parker
Men seldom make passes At girls who wear glasses. Dorothy Parker
Lovemaking is the consolation for living in the body just as art is the consolation for living in the world. Helmut -- The God In Flight
The five food groups of graduate school: sugar, salt, grease, caffeine, and alcohol
To those who would call it sci-fi I must point out with a sigh Please study your diction For in science fiction The second word has no long I. Gentle reader, you may wonder why SF's not the same as sci-fi Well, there's a fine line Between Robert Heinlein And "Revenge of the Two-Headed Fly." unknown
.....because the only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars..... Jack Kerouac -- "On the Road"
Life is a ride -- we're all strapped in and none of us can stop it. The best you can hope for at the end of life is that your hair's messed up, you're out of breath, and you didn't throw up. Jerry Seinfeld
In our society we have hard nerds and soft nerds. The hard nerds are the ones who used to have the slide rules at their belt; now they have calculators. The soft nerds are the ones who get violently ill whenever anybody mentions an integral sign. Alan Kay
The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and confine man in the bonds of Hell. St. Augustine
But be sure that I'll be there To help you make it through 'Cause I'd sure love to be there Looking back with you from "Snow", by Grey Eye Glances
No straight lines make up my life, all my roads have bends. There's no clear-cut beginning, and so far, no dead ends. Harry Chapin
Take your time, think a lot Think of everything you've got For you will still be here tomorrow But your dreams may not Cat Stevens, "Father and Son"
Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art ... It has no survival value: rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. C.S. Lewis
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. Will Rogers
Didn't I know How it would go? If I knew from the start, Why am I falling apart? "Chess"

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Ari Rapkin
Last modified: Wed Aug 13 17:10:12 EDT 1997