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Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.

-Dave Barry

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

-- Albert Einstein

A player that makes a team great is more valuable than a great player.

- John Wooden

The apparent multiplicity of Gods is bewildering at first glance; but you presently discover that they are all the same one God in different aspects and functions and even sexes.  There is always one uttermost God who defies personification.  This makes Hinduism the most tolerant religion in the world, because its one transcendent God includes all possible Gods ... [and] makes room for the Virgin Mary and modern Feminism by making Shiva a woman as well as a man.

Bernard Shaw in Letter to the Rev. Ensor Walters, February 4, 1933,
Collected Letters, ed. Dan H. Laurence. vol. 4 (1988).


I have to remind myself that some birds aren't meant to be caged. Their feathers are just too bright. And when they fly away, the part of you that knows it was a sin to lock them up does rejoice. Still, the place you live in is that much more drab and empty that they're gone.
- Red in "Shawshank Redemption"
It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. The hard is what makes it great.
Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) in "A League of their Own"
in response to Dottie (Gena Davis) saying she's
quitting the team because "it just got too hard"


Editors note: At Stanford University, all parties where alcohol is served are required to have EANABs or "Equally Attractive, Non-Alcoholic Beverages". Upon asking my friend Jen Healey what she thought the acronym stood for, she guessed "Equally Attractive Non-religious Alms Bearer". Cute.

Last Updated October 5, 2000