"Our tragedy today is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it. There are no longer problems of the spirit. There is only the question: ‘When will I be blown up?’ I refuse to accept this. I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet’s, the writer’s, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail."
"I cry with regularity, and I don’t mind a bit. I cried last night during rehearsal for this beautiful play Annapurna, by Sharr White, that Megan and I are doing in LA. I consistently cried at the curt but heartfelt life advice dispensed by Coach Eric Taylor. I cried when Ashton Kutcher came back to television. For all of us. For shame."
— Nick Offerman on crying.
"Okay, Houston. Standing here in Hadley, in the midst of miracles unknown, I am aware that there is a fundamental truth of our nature. Man must explore, and it is - research in the greatest sense."
— Commander David Scott, Apollo 15 (via ifuckinglovespace)
(Source: hq.nasa.gov, via ifuckinglovespace)
"You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it. From out there on the moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, “Look at that, you son of a bitch."
— Edgar Mitchell, Apollo 14 astronaut (via ifuckinglovespace)
"I’ve got my eyes on the Heisman."
— Former Vice President Al Gore.
"We don’t have the First Amendment so we can talk about the weather. We have the First Amendment so we can say very controversial things. If you have the inconsistency, then you’re really not defending liberty."
Ron Paul (via coolidgeconservative)
He said this in response to a question about legalizing gay marriage, marijuana and prostitution.
Does Heritage now support gay marriage, marijuana and prostitution?
"I’m the most reasonable, responsible person here in Washington."
— Speaker of the House John Boehner to ABC’s Diane Sawyer today.
"For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reasons."
— Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
"Only if he goes."
— Jim Graves, Democratic candidate for Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District against Michele Bachmann, offers his condition for his support for Newt Gingrich’s proposed lunar base in a reddit AMA.
"The problem with quotes on the Internet is you never know if they are genuine."
— Abraham Lincoln
"If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself."
Albert Einstein (via politicalprof)
Source that Einstein ever said this? Cause he didn’t.
It’s a derivative of a Vonnegut quote from Cat’s Cradle:
Dr. Hoenikker used to say that any scientist who couldn’t explain to an eight-year-old what he was doing was a charlatan.