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Archive for April, 2018

“To understand the disruptive nature of

“To understand the disruptive nature of war on society, first we must understand its shattering impact on individuals. I realize it’s foolish of me to assume that any member of Team Blue knows what physical pain feels like, outside of a paper cut!” – Peggy Nicoll #qotd #Daria

“We are constantly giving each other un

“We are constantly giving each other unconscious suggestion, and influencing minds without knowing it, and if a man who understands the power of thought deliberately trains his mind in its use, there are few things he cannot do.” – Dion Fortune #qotd

“…picket lines are relatively ineffec

“…picket lines are relatively ineffective today in stopping the general population. There is a low degree of identification on the part of the general population with the labor movement or with picket lines in general.” – Saul Alinsky #qotd

“That’s typical of our government’s e

“That’s typical of our government’s evaluation of soldiers. The crazier they are, the more extreme the situation they seem to be put into.” – Robert C. Cooper #qotd #SG-1

“Oppenheimer can talk to you about anyth

“Oppenheimer can talk to you about anything. He can talk to you about anything you bring up. Well, not exactly.… He doesn’t know anything about sports,” – General Leslie Groves #qotd

“At the end of your life, you will never

“At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, winning one more verdict or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a child, a friend or a parent.” – Barbara Pierce Bush (1925-2018)

“Isn’t it great? A whole labyrinth of

“Isn’t it great? A whole labyrinth of underground tunnels. You could get lost down there for days.” – Peggy Nicoll #qotd #Daria