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Quotes | 2020


Collection of interesting quotes from 2020.



“Trying to anarchy the world with flowers and bees.

Overthrow government with nature.

Plant a tree for president, everyone chill.

Elect state birds for governor.

Destroy hot black asphalt parking lots. Turn them into green poly gardens.

Encourage the consumption of bunnies as a weekly staple.

More bikes too let's cut this driving nonsense out."



"She, supposing him to be the gardener..." - John 20:15



"Even in your thoughts, do not curse the king, nor in your bedroom curse the rich, for a bird of the air will carry your voice, or some winged creature tell the matter." Ecclesiastes 10:20 ESV



'There cannot be a better service to truth than to purge it of all things spurious" - Isaac Newton

"God cannot make a triangle more than 180°"- Thomas Aquinas



"What is eternal is circular, what is circular is eternal."- Plato



"From the perspective of quantum mechanics death is the process of transitioning from a strong observer, to a weak observer, and then to a non-observer. When I become a non-observer,



“My Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom. If it were, my followers would fight to keep me from being handed over to local leaders. But my Kingdom is not of this world... I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.”John 18:36‭-‬37



"They were the first to be painted of this grand painting; annihilation." Cixin Liu



"I also thank every member of the human races. Once, we lived together in the solar system." - Cixin Liu



Weakness and ignorance are not barriers for survival, but arrogance is." Cixin Liu



"...toward that abyss whose thickness was zero" Cixin Liu regarding the speed of light. Accelerate. Motion.



"Death is the only lighthouse that is always lit. No matter where you sail, ultimately you must turn toward it. Everything fades in the world. But death endures." - Cixin Liu



If I destroy you what business is it of yours." Cixin Liu



"A planet is the cradle of mind, but one cannot live in a cradle forever." - Konstantin Tsiolkovsky



"One man can stand for non-resistance, because those who stand for resistance will protect him. You will not be able to do without resistance advocates." Konstantin Tsiolkovsky



"I was determined to justify their faith in me." Maxwell Maltz



"There is no object so foul that intense light will not make beautiful. And the stimulus it affords to the sense, and a sort of infinitude which it hath, like space and time, make all matter gay. Even the corpse has its own beauty." Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nature



“The example of the scholar who teaches the people good things but forgets himself is that of a lantern, it gives light to the people but burns itself out.” - Muhammed



“Whoever wants to know what Allah has prepared for him then he should look to what he has prepared for Allah.” - Muhammed



"I am a Tralmafadorian, seeing time as you might see a stretch of the Rocky Mountains. All time is all time. It does not change. It does not lend itself to explanations. It simply is. Take it moment by moment Mr. Pilgrim, and you will find that we are all, as I've said before, bugs in amber." - Kurt Vonnegut



"I don't know where I'm going but I know that I'm growing." - UFO



"[Science] was headed out, not back- and it could do without astronauts. Space could be a frontier of the mind without the carefully wrapped still-fragile body." - Oliver Morton



Ta erôtikê (erôtan) - Socrates



"If everything that can't survive a few thousand years in space is wiped out, then what repopulates the Earth will be space ready by definition. Tsiolkovsky's notion of life evolving towards space would be given a twist; to leave the planet would be to revisit its childhood survival strategy. Or perhaps even it's birthplace. primitive life can survive occasional episodes of spaceflight, then the origin of life need not be on the planet where that life takes root." - Oliver Morton, the Moon



"When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you." Tao te Ching



“While the other sciences search for the rules that God has chosen for this Universe, we mathematicians search for the rules that even God has to obey.” - Jean-Pierre Serre



"Every time, they discovered that the universe’s beauty lies in the abstract structures underlying physical phenomena. These structures may at first feel confusing and difficult to relate to, but taking the long view often proves much more powerful and meaningful. And, indeed, more beautiful." - Robbert Dijkgraaf



"You search and keep on searching and examining the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; and yet it is those [very Scriptures] that testify about Me;" - John 5:39 AMP



"If you're going to make progress, big progress, you are by definition unqualified for what you are about to do." Jim Watson



"Does the creator have any choice and how the creation is constructed?" Einstein



"They knew only in a dim way that it was not loyalty to him, but to the best, in themselves." Fountainhead



"The universe does not exist to provide an arena for life and mind to flourish. We thought by studying the universe we would learn enough of the 'How' questions to have answers to the "Whys". But the more we learn about it the more that stamp seems to face the wrong direction. Looking for the universe to hug us, It's transient conscious squatters, is understandable but it's just not the case." Brian Greene



"I am free not because I can supersede physical law, But because my prodigious internal organization has emancipated my behavioral responses." Brian Greene



"High entropy beckons." Brian Greene



"…the distance is commonly very great between actual performances and speculative possibility. It is natural to suppose, that as much as has been done to-day may be done to-morrow; but on the morrow some difficulty emerges or some external impediment obstructs. Indolence, interruption, business, and pleasure; all take their turns of retardation; and every long work is lengthened by a thousand causes that can, and ten thousand that cannot, be recounted. Perhaps no extensive and multifarious performance was ever effected within the term originally fixed in the undertaker's mind. "He that runs against Time, has an antagonist not subject to casualties." From Samuel Johnson's Lives of the Poets series, on Alexander Pope


"If you do not know how to meditate, look closely at the nature of what makes you afraid and you will see emptiness which has no nature." Tibetan Book of the Dead



"Making the Earth say beans instead of grass - This was my daily work." - Thoreau



"Why should I feel lonely? Is not our planet in the milky way? This would you put seems to mean not to be the most important question. what sort of space is that which separates a man from his fellows and makes him solitary? I found that no exertion of the legs can bring two minds much nearer to one another." Thoreau



"...up come the books, but down goes the wit that writes them. - Thoreau



"They are good to people who are good. They are also good to people who are not good. This is true goodness. They trust people who are trustworthy. They also trust people who are untrustworthy. This is true trust." Tao de Ching



"Ritual is the husk of true faith, the beginning of chaos. Therefore the master concerns himself with the depths and not the surface. With the fruit and not the flower. He has no will of his own. He dwells in reality and lets all illusions go." Tao de Ching



"Nothing is miserable unless you think it so, and on the other hand nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it." Bothius



"Wind will extinguish a candle, but will energize a bonfire. Be like the fire, and hope for the wind."



"Why do you wash the outside of the cup? Do you not understand that he who made the outside is he who made the inside."



"We pick up a few more people that remember, every generation." Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury



“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me." - Matthew 25:40



"Everything you learned in kindergarden is everything you need to know to be an industrial designer. Presenting, coloring, drawing." John McClusky



"Any useful statement about the future should at first seem ridiculous." Jim Dator



"he was more interested in making concepts than compiling them for publication."



"Puritanism is the haunting fear that someone somewhere is having fun." - H.L. Mencken



"John Steinbeck once said that socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires."



"Human consciousness a rose but a minute before midnight on the geological clock. Yet we mayflies try to bend an ancient world to our purposes, ingnorant perhaps of the messages buried in its long history."



"He who is greatest among you, let him be servant of all."



“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” - Mark Twain



"And then they rose to their feet, objective and determined, in the way two men might behave if they had just agreed to go and kill a third man." - A Man Called Ove



“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.” - T. E. Lawrence



"Be useful; not important."



To elaborate on the saying 'I dont care' "I am filled with apathy. Being forced to contribute to the conversation or solution would be the only disagreeable outcome for me."



"Your entire life is just gaps between thinking about saxophones and you've just opened a new chapter." - Reddit shower thought



"It's hard to hate up close" - ?



"A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit”



"I feel a lot more like I do now than I did a little while ago." Escher Sentence



“‘The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.’” Orwell



"It may be, that long after the theories of the philosophers whose achievements are recorded in these pages [Nature], are obsolete, the vision of the poet will remain as a truthful and efficient symbol of the wonder and the mystery of Nature." - T.H. Huxley



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