What is it to say goodbye to the swift pony and the hunt?  The end of living
and the beginning of survival.

Every new opinion, at its starting, is precisely in a minority of one.
--Thomas Carlyle

Nothing remains interesting where anything may happen.
-- H.G. Wells

I know of no higher fortitude than stubbornness in the face of overwhelming
odds.
--Louis Nizer

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to
be serious when people laugh.
-- George Bernard Shaw

The difference between truth and fiction: Fiction has to make sense.
- Mark Twain

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees.
-- Dolores Ibarruri

Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
- Will Rogers

Never slap a man who's chewin' tobacco.
- Will Rogers

Now I believe in unity -
And I am willing to compromise -
But I'm not going to lie or sell my soul.
Someone's gotta give!
-- The Handshake by Bad Religion

People who claim that they're evil are usually no worse than the rest of us.  
It's people who claim that they're good, or anyway better than the rest of us,
that you have to be wary of.
--Boq to Elphaba, "Wicked" by Gregory Maguire

When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth
to see the light - you'll never forget it.
-- Carl Sagan
Some of my favorite quotes