Tällä sivulla olevat lainaukset on tietyn varastoinnin lisäksi tarkoitettu parhaassa tapauksessa
jopa herättämään ajatuksia. Joidenkin kanssa olen samaa mieltä, toisten taas vähemmän.
;)





"All that we see or seem / Is but a dream within a dream."
      --Edgar Allen Poe


"The answer lies where reason can't reach..."


"Dreams share one quality: They are stubborn and do not easily
 surrender to common sense."
      --J. Michael Straczynski


"Ei ole vaikeaa tehdä oikein. Vaikeaa on tietää, mikä on oikein."
      --Lyndon B. Johnson


"Eressėa! Eressėa! I wish I were there; and had not been fated
 to dwell in Nśmenor half-way between the worlds."
      --Elendil of Nśmenor (J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lost Road)


"Few now remember them, yet still some go wandering, sons of
 forgotten kings walking in loneliness, guarding from evil things
 folk that are heedless."
      --Tom Bombadil (J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings)


"He's making a crucible which he hopes will force out the truth.
 Quite brave... possibly futile. But very human."
      --Lorien, "Into the Fire" (B5)


"Historians falsify the past, ideologists the future."
      --Zarko Petan


"Hulluja nuo kreikkalaiset."
      --Obelix


I looked Death in the face last night, / I saw him in a mirror,
And he simply smiled, / He told me not to worry:
He told me just to take my time.

      --Oingo Boingo: We Close Our Eyes


"In general, heroes do very brave things and then they talk and sing
 about their deeds. But he is different. He does the things, keeps his
 mouth shut and then he leaves."
      --Viggo Mortensen on Aragorn


"It is no harm to turn from these sorry shores for a while and
 speak of marvels and strange lands, as the old verse-makers
 often did."
      --Odda of Portloca (J.R.R. Tolkien: The Notion Club Papers)


"It's wisdom to recognize necessity, when all other courses have
 been weighed, though as folly it may appear to those who cling to
 false hope."
      --Elrond (J.R.R. Tolkien: The Lord of the Rings)


"Jos talo on täynnä hiiriä, on jossakin oltava reikä."
      --Kiinalainen sananlasku


"Kun hätä on suurin, valtio on lähellä."
      --Jyri Raivio, HS


"Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century."
      --Perelman


"Men can never be free, because they are weak, corrupt,
 worthless, and restless."
      --Cigarette-Smoking Man, "Talitha Cumi" (TXF)


"Men have become the tools of their tools."
      --Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)


"Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so."
      --Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)


"Nosce te ipsum."


"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your
 eyes off your goal."
      --Henry Ford (1863-1947)


"Omnia fieri possent."
      --Seneca


"Paras tapa ennustaa tulevaisuus on keksiä se."
      --Alan Kay


"Perfect valour consists in doing without witnesses that which we
 would be capable of doing before everyone."
      --Franēois Duc de La Rochefoucauld


"Platon oli tylsä."
      --Friedrich Nietzsche


She listened with a flitting blush,
With downcast eyes and modest grace;
For well she know, I could not choose
But gaze upon her face.

      --Unknown


"Sikiön on kohdussa harjaannuttava kehdon vaatimuksiin,
 päiväkodissa keskitytään koulun vaatimuksiin, peruskoulussa
 ammattikoulun ja lukion vaatimuksiin, näissä työpaikkojen ja
 yliopistojen paineisiin ja yliopistossa sopeudutaan
 elinkeinoelämän vaatimuksiin. Työelämä sovitetaan
 hautakirjoitukselle: 'Elin keinoelämän'."
      --Veronica Pimenoff (HS)


"Tee aina oikein -- se ilahduttaa joitain ja hämmästyttää loppuja."
      --Mark Twain


"There are only two tragedies in life: One is not getting what one
 wants, and the other is getting it."
      --Oscar Wilde


"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
 safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
      --Benjamin Franklin


Thou still unravish'd bride of quietness,
     Thou foster-child of silence and slow time,
Sylvan historian, who canst thus express
     A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme:
What leaf-fring'd legend haunts about thy shape
     Of deities or mortals, or of both,
          In Tempe or the dales of Arcady?
     What men or gods are these? What maidens loth?
What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape?
          What pipes and timbrels? What wild ecstasy?

      --John Keats: Ode on a Grecian Urn


"Žus cwęž Ęlfwine Wķdlįst:
 Fela biž on Westwegum werum uncśžra,
 wundra ond wihta, wlitescyne lond,
 eardgeard ylfa ond ésa bliss.
 Lżt ę:nig wįt hwylc his longaž sķe
 žįm že eftsķžes yldu getwę:fež."
      --J.R.R. Tolkien


"Vanitas vanitatum et omnia vanitas."
      --Eccl. 1:2


"We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas
 of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far..."
      --H.P. Lovecraft: The Call of Cthulhu



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