If the colleges were better, if they really had it, you would need to get the police at the gates to keep order in the inrushing multitude. See in college how we thwart the natural love of learning by leaving the natural method of teaching what each wishes to learn, and insisting that you shall learn what you have no taste or capacity for. The college, which should be a place of delightful labor, is made odious and unhealthy, and the young men are tempted to frivolous amusements to rally their jaded spirits. I would have the studies elective. Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge. The wise instructor accomplishes this by opening to his pupils precisely the attractions the study has for himself. The marking is a system for schools, not for the college; for boys, not for men; and it is an ungracious work to put on a professor. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tu Modo Ursom Edis, Te Modo Ursus Edit
Sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes the bear eats you.

I am in a world of shit . . . yes. But I am alive. And I am not afraid.
-Joker, Full Metal Jacket

Ads are much easier to understand if you accept that they're incomprehensible.
-Kibo

With the lights out it's less dangerous
Here we are now, entertain us
I feel stupid and contagious
Here we are now, entertain us
-Nirvana, Smells Like Teen Spirit

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes.
-- E. W. Dijkstra

I'm not a hero, I'm not a saviour, forget what you know
I'm just a man whose circumstances went beyond his control
Beyond my control-we all need control
I need control-we all need control
-Mr. Roboto, Styx

I'm all lost in the supermarket
I can no longer shop happily
-Lost In the Supermarket, The Clash

Der Ball ist rund, ein Spiel dauert 90 Minuten. So viel ist schon mal klar. Alles andere ist Theorie.
The ball is round. The game lasts 90 minutes. This much is clear. All the rest is theory.
- Sepp Herberger

So, do you like . . . stuff?
-Ralph Wiggum

Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.
-Man in Black, Princess Bride

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred

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Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them,
Cannon in front of them
 
Volley'd and thunder'd;
Storm'd at with shot and shell,
Boldly they rode and well,
Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
 Rode the six hundred.

-The Charge of the Light Brigade, Alfred, Lord Tennyson