Quotes, 2018 Edition, Volume NOP

Fredrich Nietzsche
“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
“I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.”
“Every great philosophy is the confession of its founder, a kind of secret and involuntary set of personal memoirs.”
“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
“That which does not kill us makes us stronger.”
“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
“It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them!”
“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.”
“You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
“You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.”
“Sometimes people don’t want to hear the truth because they don’t want their illusions destroyed.”
“In heaven, all the interesting people are missing.”
“There are no facts, only interpretations.”
“The man of knowledge must be able not only to love his enemies but also to hate his friends.”
“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
“I cannot believe in a God who wants to be praised all the time.”
“When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.”
“No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.”
“In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule.”
“The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time.”
“I would believe only in a God that knows how to dance.”

“I’m having difficulty philosophically with the idea of a WYSIWYG editor for a format that doesn’t support formatting and leaves the layout and rendering to the browser. Surely, in this case, WYSIJOPEOWYMG (What You See Is Just One Possible Example Of What You Might Get)?”

Ozzy Osbourne
“All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don’t subscribe to any of that. It’s all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the Seventies sounds nothing like the stuff from the Eighties, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the Nineties. Who’s to say what is and isn’t a certain type of music?”

Chi Park (House)
“House is an ass, but he’s an intuitive ass.”

Blaise Pascal
“To make light of philosophy is to be a true philosopher.”

Linus Pauling
“The best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas.”

/r/philosophy wiki
“On the Genealogy of Morality (1887) and Beyond Good and Evil (1886) are good books to start with, while The Will to Power should be avoided.”

Captain Picard
“It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not a weakness; that is life.”

Alvin Plantinga
“According to the inherited lore of the epistemological tribe, the JTB account enjoyed the status of epistemological orthodoxy until 1963, when it was shattered by Edmund Gettier… Of course there is an interesting historical irony here: it isn’t easy to find many really explicit statements of a JTB analysis of knowledge prior to Gettier. It is almost as if a distinguished critic created a tradition in the very act of destroying it.”

Terry Pratchett
“They were indeed what was known as ‘old money’, which meant that it had been made so long ago that the black deeds which had originally filled the coffers were now historically irrelevant. Funny, that: a brigand for a father was something you kept quiet about, but a slave-taking pirate for a great-great-great-grandfather was something to boast of over the port. Time turned the evil bastards into rogues, and rogue was a word with a twinkle in its eye and nothing to be ashamed of.” (Making Money)

Aaron P——
“One of the problems with Kant’s system is he opened up a field for wild speculation.”
“they [German Idealists] are just making stuff up”

Alexander Pruss
“Kant’s arguments for the Causal Principle will give us an example of an original and interesting argument that simply fails.” (PSR)

Major General Chesty Puller, USMC
“Take me to the Brig. I want to see the real Marines.”

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