I actually started off majoring in computer science, but I knew right away I wasn't going to stay with it. It was because I had this one professor who was the loneliest, saddest man I've ever known. He was a programmer, and I knew that I didn't want to do whatever he did.
Americans have the right and advantage of being armed - unlike the citizens of other countries whose governments are afraid to trust the people with arms.
Conscience is the perfect interpreter of life.
I'm devious, cruel, cunning and addictive.
There are lots of countries around that have weapons of mass destruction. We can't presumably attack them all.
Ripping up carpet is easy, tiling is the issue.
If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.
So I came home and I had a resume and everything, but the only job experience I had was just playing in bars and clubs on my summers off. So, I was temping and stuff during the day and playing music at night.
Mary Chapin Carpenter
Unrest of spirit is a mark of life.
Karl A. Menninger
Everything will be okay in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end.
Bill Maher fancies himself the reincarnation of Lenny Bruce.
Nuclear energy is a baseload - meaning it's power that you can run any time you want, day or night - and carbon-free.
Fears and lies intensify consciousness.
The use of travelling is to regulate imagination by reality, and instead of thinking how things may be, to see them as they are.
Look around. Oil companies guzzle down the billions in profits. Billionaires pay a lower tax rate than their secretaries, and Wall Street CEOs, the same ones the direct our economy and destroyed millions of jobs still strut around Congress, no shame, demanding favors, and acting like we should thank them. Does anyone here have a problem with that?
Great men are rare, poets are rarer, but the great man who is a poet, transfiguring his greatness, is the rarest of all events.
I guess whatever maturity is there may be there because I've been keeping a journal forever. In high school my friends would make fun of me - you're doing your man diary again. So I was always trying to translate experience into words.
It's important that we attempt to extend life beyond Earth now. It is the first time in the four billion-year history of Earth that it's been possible, and that window could be open for a long time - hopefully it is - or it could be open for a short time. We should err on the side of caution and do something now.
In 20 or 30 years, you'll be able to hold in your hand as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city, or even the whole world.
In my experience, psychotherapy at its best is like dual meditation - it's like a container in which you can be compassionate and mindful toward yourself.