zitate, die flo cool findet. neues zeug is oben.

  • “The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal their bread.” - Anatole France

  • "The more you try to do, the less you accomplish." (The four disciplines of execution)

  • "A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labor and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both." ~ Lawrence Pearsall Jacks in Education through Recreation, 1932

  • "Obviously, gentlemen, if you fear for the morality of your wives, the education of your children, the peace of mind of your investors, the submissiveness of your mistresses and housepets, the safety of your armchairs and privatized prisons and factory farms, the manner in which your whorehouses are licensed and the security of the State… then you are right. But what can you do? You are rotten, and the fire has been lit." (via)

  • ""What is an anarchist? One who, choosing, accepts the responsibility of choice." - Ursula K. Le Guin. (via)

  • "Yet our best trained, best educated, best equipped, best prepared troops refuse to fight. Matter of fact, it's safe to say that they would rather switch than fight!" ~ Chicago attorney and civil rights activist, Thomas “TNT” Todd Opening sample from Public Enemy's "Fight the Power" http://mrkinetik.tumblr.com/post/1049990732/yet-our-best-trained-best-educated-best

  • "We are punished by our sins, not for them." ~ Elbert Hubbard, via http://ncase.me/trust/

  • "The traditional ways of slowing down projects, like adding armies of consultants halfway through, spending a year writing detailed design specifications before any code is written, rigidly following a waterfall model, spreading development across several countries and holding team meetings to decide on the colour of the serviettes used at lunch work just as well for Erlang as for other languages." from the Erlang FAQ

  • "As I did 20 years ago, I still fervently believe that the only way to make software secure, reliable, and fast is to make it small. Fight Features." ~ Andrew Tanenbaum, Some Notes on the "Who wrote Linux" Kerfuffle

  • George Orwell said that to see what’s in front of one’s nose requires a constant struggle. (via https://markmanson.net/feedback-loop-from-hell)

  • To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. ~ Voltaire

  • “If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.” ― E.B. White, 1976 | Photo by Jill Krementz, A History of Women Photographer

  • "Theoretisch kann ich praktisch alles." via meim Zahnarzt am Rotkreutzplatz

  • "Machen ist wie Wollen, nur krasser." via Joe

  • “Jede Kanone, die gebaut wird, jedes Kriegsschiff, das vom Stapel gelassen wird, jede abgefeuerte Rakete bedeutet letztlich einen Diebstahl an denen, die hungern und nichts zu essen bekommen, an denen, die frieren und keine Kleidung haben. Eine Welt unter Waffen verpulvert nicht nur Geld allein. Sie verpulvert auch den Schweiß ihrer Arbeiter, den Geist ihrer Wissenschaftler und die Hoffnung ihrer Kinder.” ~ Dwight David Eisenhower

  • "Kinder wollen nicht wie Fässer gefüllt werden, sondern wie Leuchten entzündet." ~ Francois Rabelais (via) (aber wird bereits Heraklit zugeschrieben laut)

  • "Individual commitment to a group effort - that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work." - Vince Lombardi via

  • Great software requires a fanatical devotion to beauty. - Paul Graham (via Web4J)

  • I don't want to ' end-up ', I want to ' become'. - (T.Willey on TheSwamp.org)

  • "Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

  • "Vorhersage ist schwierig -- insbesondere, wenn es um die Zukunft geht." ~ Michi von OctiMine

  • "Any fool can write code that a computer can understand. Good programmers write code that humans can understand." ~ Martin Fowler, Refactoring: Improving the Design of Existing Code (via)

  • ``I would therefore like to posit that computing’s central challenge, “How not to make a mess of it,” has not been met.'' E. Dijkstra. The end of computer science? Communications of the ACM, 44(3):92, March 2001. via The Ethernet Approach to Grid Computing.

  • When you grow up you tend to get told the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.
    That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact, and that is - everything around you that you call life, was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
    The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, that you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.
    I think that’s very important and however you learn that, once you learn it, you’ll want to change life and make it better, cause it’s kind of messed up, in a lot of ways. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
    ~ Steve Jobs in an interview for PBS' 'One Last Thing' documentary via

  • "Nothing is so necessary for a young man as the company of intelligent women." - Leo Tolstoy #DistractinglySexy

  • “We should dismantle every intelligence agency in this country piece by piece, brick by brick, nail by nail.” — Rep. Ron Dellums (D-Oakland), 1975 (via Domain Awareness Center)

  • “Young man, in mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.” ― John von Neumann

  • "Essentially, all models are wrong, but some are useful" George Box

  • "If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor." ~ Desmod Tufu, via @CassandraRules

  • "Life expands or contracts in proportion to one's courage." Anaïs Nin (via)

  • "Maximum reliance on immutable objects is widely accepted as a sound strategy for creating simple, reliable code." ~ via The Java Tutorials. Schöner hätte ich's nicht sagen können.

  • Kaufen, was einem die Kartelle vorwerfen; lesen, was einem die Zensoren erlauben; glauben, was einem die Kirche und Partei gebieten. Beinkleider werden zur Zeit mittelweit getragen. Freiheit gar nicht. - Kurt Tucholsky via

  • „Demokratie ist dann wieder hergestellt, wenn sich die Regierung in den Händen der Reichen befindet!“ - Winston Churchill. via

  • “The most dangerous man, to any government, is the man who is able to think things out for himself without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane and intolerable, and so, if he is romantic, he tries to change it. And even if he is not romantic personally he is apt to spread discontent among those who are.” - H.L. Mencken

  • "Why don't I take military funding?" by Benjamin Kuipers http://web.eecs.umich.edu/~kuipers/opinions/no-military-funding.html

  • “People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
    Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
    You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs.”
    Banksy, taken from 'Brandalism' in the book 'Cut It Out' ('inspired' from Sean Tejaratchi's piece in Crap Hound No.6, July 1999.) Banksy on Wikiquote

  • ``Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.'' ~ Ernest Hemingway in The Garden of Eden (1986)

  • ``In hindsight, I think it's because the act of giving up feels so similar to the sensation of success, at least in a superficially immediate way. I had been imagining making it to the pier, and had pictured the sense of release that I'd experience when collapsing on dry land. Giving up bears a deceptive resemblance, in that it offers a similar sense of release which comes with letting go and ceasing to try. I had to remind myself that they're not the same.'' ~ Moxie Marlinspike

  • "The most lasting way I’ve found to nurture the spirit of innovation is to hire people who hate to fail, and build a culture that picks people up, dusts them off, and encourages them to try again when failure occurs." ~ Jocelyn Goldfein

  • "Religion is more of a choice than homosexuality" ~ Jon Stewart

  • “If your pitch doesn't end with ‘and the cops can't do shit’, your startup idea sucks.” ~ Tobias Andersson, co-founder / ex-spokesman of The Pirate Bay

  • "That's it. It's one thing for a ghost to terrorize my children, but quite another for him to play my Theremin." Homer Simpson

  • "The enemy is fear. We think it is hate; but it is fear." ~ Gandhi

  • “I've come up with a set of rules that describe our reactions to technologies:

Anything that is in the world when you’re born is normal and ordinary and is just a natural part of the way the world works.

Anything that's invented between when you’re fifteen and thirty-five is new and exciting and revolutionary and you can probably get a career in it.

Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.” ~ Douglas Adams

  • "Widerstand in der Demokratie heißt aufrechter Gang. Er heißt Amnesty, Greenpeace, Pro Asyl und Edward Snowden." ~ Heribert Prantl (Via SZ Artikel zum Aufstand gegen Hitler vor 70 Jahren)

  • "Potential has a shelf life." - Margaret Atwood

  • ``Work to be able to buy, learn to be allowed to work.'' ~ elliot.pank / cult of the dead cow The Screen Generation 412-08/29/2008

  • ``'Netze dienen der Freiheit' sagte die Spinne zu den Fliegen'' (keine Ahnung woher, hab das wohl mal als eMail-Signatur benutzt früher; Wo ist meine alte 'comments.txt' ?

  • ``Jede Information ist zugleich auch eine Deformation. Sie verändert die Welt. Zu bestimmten Sachen sagen wir: Det tu ich mir nicht rein. Horror und Porno gefährden die geistige Gesundheit. Jeder, der das geniesst, tut das mehr oder weniger freiwillig. Diese Informationen verändern das eigene Leben, die eigenen Hirnstrukturen auf einer Materieebene. Du musst also auswählen, um nicht vergiftet zu werden.'' ~ Wau Holland (aus: Daniel Kulla / Der Phrasenprüfer, Zitat via Claude)

  • “A science is said to be useful if its development tends to accentuate the existing inequalities in the distribution of wealth, or more directly promotes the destruction of human life...„— G. H Hardy, A mathematician's apology (1941) (Via Wikileaks)

  • "If we knew what it was we were doing, it wouldn't be called 'research,' would it?" ~ Albert Einstein

    1. Be a morning person
      2. Don't give up the day job
      3. Take lots of walks
      4. Stick to a schedule
      5. Practise strategic substance abuse
      6. Learn to work anywhere
      aus Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds
  • Denk' immer daran bei dir selbst anzufangen!
    Nicht die Welt nach ihrer Meinung fragen;
    Nur du selbst musst dich für immer ertragen....
    ~ Cynthia Nickschas - Wind

  • ``Wen die Götter lieben, holen sie früh zu sich.'' In einem Nachruf an Vera F Birkenbiehl.

    • Oscar Wilde: "Wen die Götter lieben, den lassen sie jung werden." (Werk: Maximen zur Belehrung der Über-Gebildeten) (Quelle)
    • Via Wikiquote: Maximen zur Belehrung der Übergebildeten, Maxime 19. Original engl.: "Those whom the gods love grow young.". Anspielung auf den Satz "Those whom the gods love die young." ("Wen die Götter lieben, stirbt jung.")
  • Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

  • Time - "it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff." ~ Doctor Who (via RedWolf)

  • ``Genius is one per cent inspiration, ninety-nine per cent perspiration.'' ~ Thomas Alva Edison (via Linus Torvalds Video)

  • There are only two kinds of programming languages: those people always bitch about and those nobody uses. — Bjarne Stroustrup

  • "Willst Du etwas wissen, so frag einen Erfahrenen und keinen Gelehrten!" ~ Chinesisches Sprichwort.

  • “When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Sri Chinmoy Ghose

  • "If someone tells you it can't be done, they are the enemy!" ~ Scary cow films intro

  • "I am afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark, like celery." Aldous Huxley (via this Privacy International video)

  • "Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom." - Albert Einstein

  • "Seek freedom and become captive of your desires, seek discipline and find your liberty." - Frank Herbert, Dune

  • Du sollst mich nicht beleidigen, weil ich arm bin. ~ via Alois, nachdem ich seine Generation beschuldigt hab das Web immer noch nicht verstanden zu haben / verstehen zu wollen. That should teach me. 2012-09

  • "When you find out you've been standing in shit, don't stomp on it to punish it, just scrape as much off your shoe as you can and walk away." ~ Alan Moore (via Joe The Peacock via Dave Sim) l

  • "This Shit Writes Itself." ~ William Shakespeare (via Headline Shirts)

  • The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. ~ Dalai Lama

  • In fact a lot of the things in our world don't make a lot of sense, if you really look at them with a fresh mind. (via Mark Tarver, The bipolar lisp programmer)

  • “Protest beyond the law is not a departure from democracy; it is absolutely essential to it” - Howard Zinn

  • "(For Barak,) Success isn't about how much money you make, it's about the difference you make in people's lives." ~ Michelle Obama (Democratic Convention 2012, Video)

  • "You cannot understand good design if you do not understand people; design is made for people." ~ Dieter Rams (via Three Pipe Problems)

  • Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed. Everything else is public relations. ~ George Orwell

  • Write programs that do one thing and do it well. ~ Douglas McIlroy, inventor of Unix pipes

  • Schweben mit dem Vogel -- mit der Sonne leuchten -- rollen mit der Erde -- mit euch allen feiern -- das unverläßliche Leben ~ "Mit euch allen", Rose Ausländer (via GEA 61 p.18)

  • “Fancy algorithms are slow when n is small, and n is usually small.” — Rob Pike

  • “Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic. Authenticity is invaluable; originality is non-existent. And don’t bother concealing your thievery—celebrate it if you feel like it. In any case, always remember what Jean-Luc Godard said: ‘It’s not where you take things from—it’s where you take them to.’” —Jim Jarmusch (via STE△L EVERYTHING)

  • Paul Lutus

    • "Without theory, evidence is not science, and without evidence, theory is not science. Both are required."
    • "On discovering a discrepancy between theory and reality, an engineer blames theory, but a scientist blames reality."
    • "Did you know you can't steer a boat that isn't moving? Just like a life."
  • "I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by." - Douglas Adams

  • "On time, on spec, on budget ... pick two" - Unknown Project Manager

  • ‘A man grows most tired while standing still.’ ~ Chinese proverb (via)

  • ``Once a photograph of the Earth, taken from outside, is available - once the sheer isolation of the Earth becomes known - a new idea as powerful as any in history will be let loose.'' ~ Fred Hoyle, 19501 (Robert Jacobs: Whole Earth or No Earth: The Origin of the Whole Earth Icon in the Ashes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki)

  • ``As a net is made up of a series of ties, so everything in this world is connected by a series of ties. If anyone thinks that the mesh of a net is an independent, isolated thing, he is mistaken. It is called a net because it is made up of a series of interconnected meshes, and each mesh has its place and resposibility in relation to other meshes." ~ Buddha (lt. EFF's guide to the Internet, 1994)

  • Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

    • ``Stay hungry, stay foolish.'' (Eigentlich von der letzten Seite der letzten Ausgabe des Whole Earth Catalog)
    • ``Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's live.''
    • ``Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.''
  • ``You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.'' evtl. hat das Abe Lincoln mal gesagt

  • "Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats." ~Howard Aiken (via 87c51 FTW Collapse @ Paul Biggar's Blog)

  • ``Of course, the essence of control is fear. '' ~ From The_Golden_Apple by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson (as extracted from pp.438f of The_Illuminatus!_Trilogy compilation) (via Erdgeist)

  • "Kill a man and you are a murderer. Kill a million and you are a conquerer. Kill everyone and you are a god." (Album von Grey, 1993)

  • “The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” ~ United States founding father Patrick Henry (1775)

  • "It is good that most people don't understand our banking and financial system. For if they did there would be a revolution by morning." ~ Henry Ford

  • ``To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous.'' ~ Confucius

  • ``There is nothing new in the world except the history we don't know.'' ~ Harry S. Truman via Alltiera

  • ``When once asked „what is the most damaging piece of software written so far?“, I answered: Excel, because it encourages the de-humanization of humans into parameters in abstract profitability models - „human resources“.'' ~ Frank Rieger, in his Interview of Daniel Suarez

  • "The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one" - Wilhelm Stekel, The Catcher in the Rye, 1951.

  • We need men who can dream of things that never were ~ John F.Kennedy

  • If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. ~ John F.Kennedy

  • Von Elektra aus ihrem Buch "Die Philosophie der Ekstase". Auf ihren T-Shirts:

    • Man muss thematisieren dass Leute sich selber herumkommandieren
    • Das Ich, das Dir sagt was Du denkst, ist eine Illusion, die durch Sprache entsteht
    • bzw ungekürzt: Das Ich, das Dir in Deinen Gedanken sagt, was Du angeblich denkst, ist eine Illusion, die durch Sprache entsteht
  • Sanity is the trademark of a weak mind. ~ Mark Harrold

  • "Das Nachdenken über das Geld zerstört die Schönheit der Welt -- Weil alle Leute anfangen sich Sorgen zu machen. Sorgen darüber, ob das Geld, dass sie heute haben, morgen noch etwas wert ist." ~ ? (Goethe??) (via Dirk Baecker, Soziloge) aus Gegenangriff - Wirtschaft im Fadenkreuz der Kunst

  • "I am not gay, although I wish I were, just to piss of homophobes." ~ Kurt Cobain

  • Every atom in your body came from a star that exploded. And, the atoms in your left hand probably came from a different star than your right hand. It really is the most poetic thing I know about physics: You are all stardust. You couldn’t be here if stars hadn’t exploded, because the elements - the carbon, nitrogen, oxygen, iron, all the things that matter for evolution and for life - weren’t created at the beginning of time. They were created in the nuclear furnaces of stars, and the only way for them to get into your body is if those stars were kind enough to explode. So, forget Jesus. The stars died so that you could be here today. ~ "A Universe From Nothing" by Lawrence Krauss, AAI 2009 (via Cosmo's Soup)

  • "There are only two industries that refer to their customers as 'users'." Edward Tufte (via Petr Krummis)

  • "Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it." ~ Brian Kernighan (via linuxkernelpanic)

  • "What are the differences between Mark Zuckerberg an me? I give private information on corporations to you for free, and I'm a villain. Zuckerberg gives your private information to corporations for money and he's Man of the Year." Julian Assange (zumindest schreibt das internet ihm das zu..)

  • "Die Menschen werden geboren, die Menschen sterben, und die Zeit dazwischen verbringen sie mit dem Tragen der Digitaluhren." ~ Douglas Adams

  • “I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” ~ Leo Rosten (via Kosta Grammatis)

  • "It is fitting that these companies call their customers “users”. As we fill in the same boxes, answer the same questions, and express ourselves in the same generic ways, we might think this convergence of identity is a good thing, leading to some kind of global unity or mass empathy. But true empathy comes not from forcing people all to be the same, but from helping people to appreciate their difference." ~ Jonathan Harris / Our Digital Crisis via www.iamkosta.org (on social networks / the great disconnect)

  • "Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." ~ Helen Keller

  • "Design depends largely on constraints." ~ Charles Eames Interview

  • "Learned men are the cisterns of knowledge, not the fountainheads." (keine Ahnung wers gesagt hat, ist aus nem fortune. Sollte ich mir wohl zu Herzen nehmen)

  • "Toleranz wird zum Verbrechen, wenn sie dem Bösen gilt" ~ Thomas Mann

  • "Für den Triumph des Bösen reicht es, wenn die Guten nichts tun" ~ Edmund Burke

  • Immigration is the sincerest form of flattery. ~ Jack Paar

  • "Those who deny freedom to others, deserve it not for themselves, and under a just God cannot long retain it." ~ Abraham Lincoln, Letter to H.L. Pierce, April 6, 1839

  • "No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. When the white man governs himself, that is self-government; but when he governs himself and also governs another man, that is more than self-government -- that is depotism." ~ Abraham Lincoln, Speech of Ovtober 16, 1854.

  • Der Mann, der reich stirbt, stirbt in Schande. (Original: "The man who dies (thus) rich dies disgraced.") ~ Andrew Carnegie (1889)

  • "If any machine or system requires a very thick manual, its usefulness becomes for that very circumstance subject to doubt!" ~ Edsgar W. Dijkstra, EWD303

  • "In short, I suggest that the programmer should continue to understand what he is doing, that his growing product remains firmly within his intellectual grip. It is my sad experience that this suggestion is repulsive to the average experienced programmer, who clearly derives a major part of his professional excitement from not quite understanding what he is doing. In this streamlined age, one of our most undernourished psychological needs is the craving for Black Magic and apparently the automatic computer can satisfy this need for the professional software engineer, who is secretly enthralled by the gigantic risks he takes in his daring irresponsibility." ~ E.W. Dijkstra, EWD303

  • Die besten Kommentare in Source Code

    • For the brave souls who get this far: You are the chosen ones, the valiant knights of programming who toil away, without rest, fixing our most awful code. To you, true saviors, kings of men, I say this: never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you. Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye. Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.
    • Once you are done trying to 'optimize' this routine, and have realized what a terrible mistake that was, please increment the following counter as a warning to the next guy: total_hours_wasted_here = 20
    • stop(); // Hammertime!
    • // sometimes I believe compiler ignores all my comments
    • Exception up = new Exception("Something is really wrong."); throw up; //ha ha
    • // drunk, fix later
    • This seems to stop morons from messing my code... // Autogenerated, do not edit. All changes will be undone.
    • return 1; # returns 1
    • #define TRUE FALSE //Happy debugging suckers
      • #define NULL (::rand() % 2)
      • #define if(x) if(!(x))
      • #define if while
  • Der Mensch ist umso reicher, je mehr Dinge er liegenlassen kann. -- Henry David Thoreau

  • We build our computer (systems) the way we build our cities: over time, without a plan, on top of ruins — Ellen Ullman

  • Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. -- W. Somerset Maugham

  • "Der Star ist ein totales Marketingprodukt: kein Zentimeter seines Körpers, kein Stück seiner Seele, keine Erinnerung an sein Leben, das nicht auf den Markt geworfen werden kann." (Edgar Morin, "The Stars", 1960)

  • And I lost more than books. I mistrusted words like "character" and "integrity" because they had been so debased by adults. As they were used then, these words all seemed to mean the same thing: obedience. ~ Paul Graham

  • Gott, gib mir die Gelassenheit, Dinge hinzunehmen, die ich nicht ändern kann, den Mut, Dinge zu ändern, die ich ändern kann, und die Weisheit, das eine von dem andern zu unterscheiden. ~ vom platzi, original kein plan

  • "And because I hack to learn, I won't learn to hack." ~ rattle / .aware

  • "The large yellow ships hung in the sky in exactly the same way that bricks don't." ~ Douglas Adams

  • "Seven Blunders of the World:
    1. Wealth without work
    2. Pleasure without conscience
    3. Knowledge without character
    4. Commerce without morality
    5. Science without humanity
    6. Worship without sacrifice
    7. Politics without principle"
    ~ Mahatma Gandhi (1869 - 1948)

  • «Denkt auch daran, dass die Techniker es sind, die erst wahre Demokratie möglich machen. Denn sie erleichtern nicht nur des Menschen Tagewerk, sondern machen auch die Werke der feinsten Denker und Künstler, deren Genuss noch vor kurzem ein Privileg bevorzugter Klassen war, jedem zugänglich.» ~ Albert Einstein (1879-1955) (aus der 1/08 ausgabe der technoscope)

  • "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne." - Chaucer ObjectCraft

  • "The trick you want to accomplish is that when one person is using your software, it suddenly provides value to that person and their entire circle of friends, without the friends having had to do anything at all. Then, later, you pull the friends into the fold: if one of them starts using the software, they become their own hub, and get the benefit they have already witnessed from a distance." jwz

  • ""How will this software get my users laid" should be on the minds of anyone writing social software (and these days, almost all software is social software)." jwz

  • “Der Weg der leider ziemlich zahlreichen proletarischen Hakenkreuzler geht über die Kommunisten, die in Wirklichkeit nur rotlackierte Doppelausgaben der Nationalsozialisten sind. Beiden ist gemeinsam der Haß gegen die Demokratie und die Vorliebe für Gewalt.” - Kurt Schumacher

  • "Too many teardrops for one heart to be crying.
    Too many teardrops for one heart to carry on.
    You’re way on top now, since you left me,
    Always laughing, way down at me."
    - ? & The Mysterians - 96 Tears

  • "Erfahrung ist etwas, das man nicht hat, bis kurz nachdem man es gebraucht hätte." (Unbekannter Verfasser)

  • "Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something." - Robert Heinlein

  • "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

  • Kunst kommt von Können und nicht von Wollen, sonst müsste es ja Wunst heißen (aus so nem scheiß newsletter oder so)

  • The two basic principles of Windows system administration: For minor problems, reboot. For major problems, reinstall. (garftermy ausm nickles.de forum)

  • "Ach, ich bin müde - ich bin nervös, ich weiß nicht, was ich will ..." (Arthur Schnitzler, Anatol, 1893)

  • Lord Acton hat den Wert der Freiheit klar bezeichnet: «Freiheit ist nicht das Mittel zu einem politischen Zweck. Sie ist selbst der höchste politische Zweck.» Ludwig von Mises beschreibt elegant den wichtigsten Punkt des klassischen Liberalismus: «Die Idee des Liberalismus beginnt mit der Freiheit des Individuums. Sie weist jede Herrschaft von einigen Personen über andere zurück; sie kennt keine herrschenden Völker und keine Untertanenvölker, so gut wie sie auch nicht innerhalb des Landes zwischen Herren und Dienern unterscheidet.» (William A.M. Buckler beim Privateer, Übersetzung Zeit-Fragen)

    • klml>phl0vv: ''klassischer liberalismus rockt die scheiße fett'' sagt jemand der überlegt hat unser sozialsystem durch protektionismus zu exportieren, wäre das dann politischer oder wirtschaftlicher liberalismus? also "jeder nach seiner facion" ist einfach zu segan wenn es um den glauben, politische macht oder etc geht. das ist aber eazy, da stehen dir von guido schWuhhhl bis oscar L alle bei. Aber wirtschaftsliberalismus ist noch ein stufe schwieriger, vor allem wird er mehr missbraucht nimm das!
  • "Dreht dir das Leben den Rücken zu, fass es an den Hintern!" (Onyes von hurricane rock)

  • "Beide schaden sich selbst: Der zu viel verspricht und der zu viel erwartet." Gottfried Ephraim Lessig

*> Deutschland -> Abzock- und Servicewüste!
Nein. Geiz-ist-geil-Gesellschaft. You get what you pay for. Du tust so, als wuerdest Du angemessen fuer Service zahlen, und sie tun so, als wuerden sie ordentlich liefern. Ist doch nen fairer Deal. -- D. Roesen

  • Glück ist Liebe, nichts anderes. Wer lieben kann, ist glücklich. (Hermann Hesse)

  • I think it was Samuel Johnson who once said: "When a man says he's watching people being proposed to and getting fucked, he's really just tired of life." (lol)

  • To see a World in a grain of sand
    And a Heaven in a wild flower
    Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
    And Eternity in an hour.
    (William Blake)

  • Farnsworth: "I can plug anything into anything! I'm a professor!"

  • (14:05) oesiflo: ich muss jetzt auch gleich pennen gehen, weil ich heut früh in der uni war

  • "Jeder Mensch ist ein Künstler" Joseph Beuys

  • "Alles ist Kunst" Yves Klein

  • Phil Zimmermann: "Bad governments have killed more people than all criminals together."

  • "95% of all lawyers give the rest a bad reputation." (heise forum)

  • Der Berg erscheint nur dem hoch, der ihn von unten sieht. (La montagne paraît haute pour celui qui la regarde d'en bas.)

  • "Begreifst du endlich das System? Wer das Meiste hat, wenn er stirbt, hat gewonnen." ("Dann kannst Du im Spiel des Lebens Sieger seein...")

  • Millionär = verarmter Milliardär

  • Wer nicht gerne denkt, sollte wenigstens von Zeit zu Zeit seine Vorurteile neu gruppieren. - Luther Burbank

  • "You said hi, and I locked up and spewed a weak "what's up?" What the fuck, brain?" ( craigslist )

  • Joesph Beuys: "Wer nicht denkt, fliegt raus."

comments.txt von meinem desktop:

  • "Time flies like the wind; fruit flies like a banana."
  • "Don't let school interfere with your education" - Mark Twain

  • "Everything to excess. Moderation is for monks." - Lazarus Long

  • "There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence." - Jeremy S. Anderson

(www.thinkgeek.com): * "We have enough youth. How about a fountain of SMART?" * "Blessed are the Geeks, for they shall internet the earth." * "Deja Moo: The feeling you've heard this bullshit before." * "Make it idiot-proof, and someone will make a better idiot." * "90% of being smart is knowing what you're dumb at." * "Press any key to continue or any other key to quit" * PESSIMISM. Every Dark Cloud Has a Silver Lining, but Lightning kills Hundreds of People Each Year Who Are Trying to Find It. (Despair, Inc.)

  • "I have not slept a wink." - William Shakespeare (Cymbeline, Act II - Scene IV)

  • "Wenn du ein Maedchen wie einen Hund behandelst, wird sie dich irgendwann anpissen." - Courtney Love

  • "If you can't be small you should not be at all" (vonner Susi)

  • "Wenn einer mit Vergnuegen zu einer Musik in Reih und Glied marschieren kann, dann verachte ich ihn schon; er hat sein groszes Gehirn nur aus Irrtum bekommen, da fuer ihn das Rueckenmark schon voellig genuegen wuerde. Diesen Schandfleck der Zivilisation sollte man so schnell wie moeglich zum Verschwinden bringen, Heldentum auf Kommando, sinnlose Gewalt und die leidige Vaterlaenderei, wie gluehend hasse ich sie ..." - (Albert Einstein)

  • "Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?"

  • "Only wimps use tape backup: real men just upload their important stuff on ftp, and let the rest of the world mirror it ;)" - Linus Torvalds, about his failing hard drive on linux.cs.helsinki.fi

  • "Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society." - Mark Twain.

  • Ich habe eine Menge Geld fuer Sauferei, leichte Maedchen und schnelle Autos ausgegeben. Den Rest habe ich einfach verprasst. -- George Best

  • "I feel more like like I do now than I did when I started writing this" - (C) 1986 by Maxwell's Comics Association

  • I've found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time. JESUS SAVES...He Passes It To Gretzky...Gretzky Shoots. He Scores! And God said, "Let there be light", and there was light. And everyone said, "Hey, cool! Do you do parties?".

  • "I am chaos. I am the substance from which your artists and scientists build rhythms. I am the spirit with which your children and clowns laugh in happy anarchy. I am chaos. I am alive, and tell you that you are free." Eris, Goddess Of Chaos, Discord & Confusion

  • Deine Sachkenntnis ist beeindruckend, darf ich Dich bitten fuer meine Konkurrenz zu arbeiten? - Lutz Donnerhacke

  • Fighting for peace is like fucking for virginity

  • Glück im Spiel, Geld für die Liebe

  • Being paranoid doesn't mean they're not really all after you. - Terry Pratchett

  • Programmierer ist keine Berufsbezeichnung, sondern eine Diagnose.

  • Die drei Feinde des Programmierers? Sonnenlicht, Frischluft und das unerträgliche Gebrüll der Vögel.

  • willzu respekt, alder? brauchssu baseballkappe und goldkettchen, nen tiefergelegten 190er mit fickfolie, und vernuenftige schuhe.

Some sports quotes from www.sportsbybrooks.com: * "Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein." - Joe Theismann * Friend: "What time is it?" Yogi: "You mean now?" * "It gets late early out there." * "You can observe a lot by watching." * "It's deja vu all over again!" * "Always go to other people's funerals. Otherwise, they won't go to yours."

  • If brute force does not work, you just don't use enough

  • The early bird who catches the worm works for someone who comes in late and owns the worm farm. -- Travis McGee