Quotes I like

“Jokes can be noble. Laughs are exactly as honorable as tears. Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion, to the futility of thinking and striving anymore. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward — and since I can start thinking and striving again that much sooner.” – Kurt Vonnegut

“Nerds like us are allowed to be unironically enthusiastic about stuff. We don’t have to be like, ‘Oh yeah, that purse is okay’ or like, ‘Yeah, I like that band’s early stuff.’ Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in- the-chair-can’t-control-yourself-love it…when people call people nerds, mostly what they are saying is, ‘You like stuff’, which is just not a good insult at all, like ‘You are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.” – John Green

“I never argue with people who say baseball is boring, because baseball is boring. And then, suddenly, it isn’t. And that’s what makes it great.” – Joe Posnanski

“Sports are driven by context. I hear people say — and I might have been known to say it myself — that they don’t understand why anyone likes NASCAR: It’s just cars going in circles. But if you care about the sport (or if you have daughters who suddenly care), and those aren’t just cars but they are people — people with rivals, with inspiring stories, with infuriating qualities and so on — then suddenly it means a lot. Let’s face it, you can reduce all our games to the “Just” line — it’s just cars going in circles … it’s just tall men putting balls in baskets … it’s just oversized daredevils in helmets smashing into each other … it’s just a guy with a bat hitting a ball that everyone chases … and so on. They’re all “just” games unless we infuse them with meaning.” – Joe Posnanski

“Being silly is still allowed – that’s not excluded by adulthood. What’s excluded by adulthood is thoughtlessness. So be thoughtful and silly.” – Hank Green

“I’ve been working on a short story, or maybe it will become a movie, about a man who can never live in the present. He can only live in the past or the future. If he is sleeping with a beautiful woman, he’s thinking about the last woman he slept with, or the next one. He can’t just have a nice time now. It’s the same way with me. I’m always happiest in retrospect. God, I’ll think, that was fun — and I didn’t know it was fun at the time. Remember the time Diane Keaton and I went to the movies, or Mia and I went on a drive? At the time, I was probably kvetching. In a relationship, you break up, you say I’ve had it, I’m going, and then, when you’re gone, you remember the good times.” – Woody Allen

“For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.” – Carl Sagan

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