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Volume 19 No. 3 • April 2016


It’s necessary to be slightly underemployed if you are to do something significant.

— James Watson, Nobel laureate co-discoverer with Francis Crick of the DNA double helix

Gray hair is a blessing—ask any bald man.

— Jerry Smith

Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity, Kitai. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice. We are all telling ourselves a story and that day mine changed.

— quote from the movie After Earth (2013) [D&S: We didn’t see the movie.]

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

— Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Fairy tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.

— G. K. Chesterton

I dream’d in a dream, I saw
a city invincible to the
Attacks of the whole of the
rest of the earth.

I dream’d that was the new City of Friends.

— Whitman

Those who dance are considered insane by those who can’t hear the music.

— Anon.

"If I wasn’t real," Alice said — half laughing through her tears, it all seemed so ridiculous — "I shouldn’t be able to cry."

"I hope you don’t suppose those are real tears," Tweedledum interrupted in a tone of great contempt.

Alice Through the Looking Glass (Lewis Carroll)

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