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Sunday, May 01, 2005


if only you could see
how heaven pulls earth
into its arms
and how infinitely
the heart expands
to claim this world
-- Lisel Mueller

"Stereotyped movements, such as standing and walking, are preprogrammed within the spinal cord's gray matter. This frees up our cerebrums to do those things which it does best, such as writing sonatas and inventing lite beer ad commercials."
-- Frank Vertosick

"It's only hubris if I fail."
-- Rome

"You can't stop Brian Scalabrine, you can only hope to contain him."
-- Charles Barkley

"I'm just disappointed for my fans...I feel like I let my guys down, let my family down, let the whole cities of Austin and Houston down...I'm still upset [about losing the Heisman]."
-- Vince Young

"The least of learning is done in the classrooms."
-- Thomas Merton

"There is no worse tyranny than to force a man to pay for what he does not want merely because you think it may be good for him."
-- Robert A. Heinlein

"Turn the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles."
-- Frank Lloyd Wright

"Aging is the process or processes that increase the incidence of dysfunction and disease and mortality with advancing chronologogical age."

"If all else fails, immortality can be assured by spectacular error."
-- John Kenneth Galbraith

"The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving."
-- Russell Green

"I once thought I had mono for an entire year. Turns out I was just really bored."

"Eventually all bleeding stops."

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint."
-- Mark Twain

"I was under the care of a couple of medical students who couldn't diagnose a decapitation."
-- Jeffrey Bernard

"The greatest mistake in the treatment of diseases is that there are physicians for the body and physicians for the soul, although the two cannot be separated."
-- Plato

"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiams."
-- Winston Churchill

"The American rights impose no obligations on other people, merely the negative obligation to leave you alone."
-- Leonard Peikoff

God heals and the Doctor takes the fee."
-- Benjamin Franklin

"Somewhere, something is waiting to be known."
-- Carl Sagan

"The nicest thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive."
-- Kenneth Williams

"[Referee Dick] Bavetta should donate his paycheck for that game to a charity for the blind. That is how poorly called that game was."
-- On Spurs v. Kings

"You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too."
-- John Kenneth Galbraith

"After a year in therapy my psychiatrist said, 'Well, maybe life isn't for everyone'."
-- Larry Brown

"The less people know about how sausages and laws are made, the better they'll sleep at night."
-- Otto Von Bismark

"For the first time in three games [Dirk Nowitzki] doesn't get the call."
-- Steve Kerr, on terrible officiating in the 2006 Spurs - Mavericks Playoff Series

"Cuban has become the equivalent of a poorly dressed youth-league dad who spends an entire hour screaming 'Three seconds!' "
-- Randy Hill

"Win as if you were used to it, lose as if you enjoyed it for a change."
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"In teaching the medical student the primary requisite is to keep him awake."
-- Chavalier Jackson

"I don't believe in a government that protects us from ourselves."
-- Ronald Reagan

"It's about as easy is sticking a cooked noodle up a skunk's ass."
-- Pharmacology Prof.

"Statistics are people with the tears wiped from their eyes."
-- Anonymous

"If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment."
-- Marcus Aurelius