Quotes, 2018 Edition, Volume E

Roger Ebert
“Why do movies about Satan only have Catholics? We never get to see Methodists or Episcopalians put down demons.”

Thomas Edison
“There ain’t no rules around here! We’re trying to accomplish something!”

Havelock Ellis
“The wife who married for money, compared with the prostitute is the true scab. She is paid less, gives much more in return in labor and care, and is absolutely bound to her master. The prostitute never signs away the right over her own person, she retains her freedom and personal rights, nor is she always compelled to submit to a man’s embrace.”

Albert Einstein
“In my relativity theory I set up a clock at every point in space, but in reality, I find it difficult to provide even one clock in my room.”
“As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.”
“If the facts don’t fit the theory, change the facts.”
“The mere formulation of a problem is far more essential than its solution, which may be merely a matter of mathematical or experimental skills. To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle requires creative imagination and marks real advances in science.”

Epictetus
“On no occasion call yourself a philosopher, and do not speak much among the uninstructed about theorems (philosophical rules, precepts): but do that which follows from them. For example at a banquet do not say how a man ought to eat, but eat as you ought to eat. For remember that in this way Socrates also altogether avoided ostentation: persons used to come to him and ask to be recommended by him to philosophers, and he used to take them to philosophers: so easily did he submit to being overlooked. Accordingly if any conversation should arise among uninstructed persons about any theorem, generally be silent; for there is great danger that you will immediately vomit up what you have not digested. And when a man shall say to you, that you know nothing, and you are not vexed, then be sure that you have begun the work (of philosophy). For even sheep do not vomit up their grass and show to the shepherds how much they have eaten; but when they have internally digested the pasture, they produce externally wool and milk. Do you also show not your theorems to the uninstructed, but show the acts which come from their digestion.” (The Manual)
“I have to die. If it is now, well then I die now; if later, then now I will take my lunch, since the hour for lunch has arrived–and dying I will tend to later.”

Nicole Epps
“You must learn how to cut up your babies.”

Robert Epstein
“We are organisms, not computers. Get over it.” (from “The Empty Brain”)

EWGF (Gamefaqs user)
“Videogames aren’t difficult. Video being “hard” or “difficult” is a popular misnomer often spread by hipsters in an attempt to validate spending time failing at games like Battle Toads and dull/pointless weaboo crap like Mushihimi/Touhou (Touhou is lel compared to Futari-BL btw).
Playing an instrument extremely well is hard. Going to the Olympics in sport is hard. Fist-fighting someone that has more physical prowess than you is hard. Competing in a motorcycle race is hard. Juggling chainsaws is hard. Vidja’ is easy. Requires average dexterity, some time consumption, and has relatively low execution requirements (Force Roman Cancel and Just Frame are harder than anything in any game you’ve mentioned, and they’re still not really high in terms of required skill).
Battle Toads/Mushihime-sama/Dark Souls/G&G/Lost Levels/Touhou are just memory/repetition/time-consumption games… like all games What you are replicating is slightly different in each game… but success in all boils down to the same thing… none of which is actually hard.
If they were really hard you wouldn’t have an expansive lists of allegedly difficult games you’ve beaten. Arguing over which videogame is the most challenging is like arguing over which kid in fat camp can sprint the furthest.”

One thought on “Quotes, 2018 Edition, Volume E”

  1. The real family the Exorcist was based on were, in fact, Lutheran. Lived in St. Louis, MO. But it is always those damn Catholics in movies.

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