- Being good at something
I often see people give up on their hobbies too quickly because they think they're wasting their time, or not good enough, and that's horrible. Because you get to witness firsthand the death of something that could've been a big part of someone's life. For me, you just have to keep trying, if you really like something, then you have to keep trying. Because trying is the first step to being good at something.
Hammond, Jurassic Park
- Spared No Expense!
I own an island off the coast of Costa Rica. I've leased it from the government, and I've spent the last five years setting up a kind of biological preserve. Really spectacular, spared no expense! It'll make the one I've got down in Kenya look like a petting zoo. And there's no doubt our attractions will drive kids out of their minds.
CJ The X
- Subjectivity In Art
Art is an aesthetic engagement. Aesthetic engagement is part of what art is. Our subjective interpretations are fractal manifestations of transcendental unspeakable essence and truth. And we must accommodate it, spread through the collective consciousness like a virus!
- At the Foot of the Ladder
I'm at the foot of the ladder. The LM footpads are only depressed in the surface about 1 or 2 inches, although the surface appears to be very, very fine-grained as you get close to it. It's almost like a powder. Down there, it's very fine. I'm going to step off the LM now. That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
They sprawl on the grass together and look up at the sky. It's too bright in London, with the metropolis spilling light out into the vastness of space, but they can pretend to stargaze.
And Rakitin doesn't like God, oof, how he doesn't! That's the sore spot in all of them! But they conceal it. They lie. They pretend. 'What, are you going to push for that in the department of criticism?' I asked. 'Well, they won't let me do it openly,' he said, and laughed. 'But,' I asked, 'how will man be after that? Without God and the future life? It means everything is permitted now, one can do anything?' 'Didn't you know?' he said. And he laughed. 'Everything is permitted to the intelligent.
CJ The X
- Meme the Pain Away
Self-consciousness, constant performance, and cyborgian transhumanism are eating us alive. The corporations that control the mediums only care about profit. The parents still don't fully understand what a dab is. And the kids are so lost in irony and despair that they can only meme the pain away.
CJ The X
- Subjectivity in Art: Intent and Interpretation
The moment where intent and interpretation access the same transcendental essence via an art object is so much more than opinion or coincidence or sensory pleasure. It's a moment where we see each other beyond our capacity to express with words.
- Failure is just a step further away from greatness.
Life can mean a lot of things to everyone. Everyone of us has at least experienced a great and difficult challenge in our lives. That challenge will at least change your perception of life. It is important for us to know that, no matter how difficult, painful and seems impossible that path is, failure is just a step further away from greatness.
Peter B. Parker
- Leap of Faith
Look, I know how much you want this, kid. But you don't have it yet. I'm sorry. "When will I know I'm ready?" You won't. It's a leap of faith. That's all it is, Miles. A leap of faith.
- Ainz to Neia, Overlord Volume Twelve
Failure is the mother of success. The consequences of not relying on me and instead thinking for yourself, even if they should end up being a failure, should not be feared, but embraced. This is because they are the failures necessary for success.
Riley Flynn, Midnight Mass
- What Happens When I Die
My neurons are firing, and I'm seeing this firework display of memories and imagination. And I am just tripping because my mind's rifling through the memories, and the dreams mix with the memories. And it's a curtain call. The dream to end all dreams. And then... I stop. No pain. No memory. No awareness that I ever was or ever hurt someone. Everything is as it was before me, and I'm serving a purpose. I'm feeding life. My atoms are in the plants and bugs and animals, and I am like the stars.
Metacognition is overrated. You don't need to think about your thoughts or your thought process any more than you need to bite your teeth while you're trying to eat.
- A Daughter of Eve
A fool I was to sleep at noon, and wake when night is chilly beneath the comfortless cold moon; a fool to pluck my rose too soon, a fool to snap my lily.
We need an American Girl Doll who can't afford an American Girl Doll and is one of the only girls in her fancy private school (that she attends on scholarship) not to have one.
A Novice Typist
- Songs and Challenges
I have found that when the sample text is a memorable song, it is difficult to navigate the lyrics without keeping the cadence of the song. This has probably hurt my words per minute while practicing. On a completely different and unrelated note, I have really struggled with typing the word 'because' without error the first time. I apologize for the single quotation marks, those also hurts my words per minute, but at least it's practice.
- The Long Goodbye
I've been in jail more than once and I don't do divorce business. I like liquor and women and chess and a few other things. The cops don't like me too well, but I know a couple I get along with. Both parents dead, no brothers or sisters and when I get knocked off in a dark alley sometime, if it happens, as it could to anyone in my business, and to plenty of people in any business or no business at all these days, nobody will feel that the bottom has dropped out of his or her life.
"What you don't know can't hurt you?" Really? Tell that to the dinosaurs. I'm certain they didn't know about that asteroid. Otherwise they would've taken shelter.
Bao Trang N.
- When you get to know me
You might think I am responsible, mature, whatever it is at first, but when you get to know me, oh you are not gonna believe it. Oh you might think whatever I am, but if I get to know you and you get to know me like in friends or friends AND enemies, you're going to see my crazy side. Well, what I mean crazy is not killing people or doing any stuff like that. Well you can ask one of my friends about it. I always joke around and kind of like... laugh. I don't know why though. So yeah.