Incorrigible Observer - Cheney U - "I felt better after I did it" https://cvining.com/ en "To be" is not the question https://cvining.com/be-not-question <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">&quot;To be&quot; is not the question </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 04/09/2022 - 16:15</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 09 Apr 2022 23:15:17 +0000 cvining 2014 at https://cvining.com https://cvining.com/be-not-question#comments A call for calm and mercy: no death penalty for the January 6 coup https://cvining.com/call-calm-and-mercy-no-death-penalty-january-6-coup <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A call for calm and mercy: no death penalty for the January 6 coup</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 01/22/2021 - 02:40</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 22 Jan 2021 10:40:18 +0000 cvining 1989 at https://cvining.com https://cvining.com/call-calm-and-mercy-no-death-penalty-january-6-coup#comments Carbon Neutral https://cvining.com/carbon-neutral <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Carbon Neutral</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 06/06/2009 - 11:32</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> Sat, 06 Jun 2009 18:32:54 +0000 cvining 168 at https://cvining.com https://cvining.com/carbon-neutral#comments Reality and drugs https://cvining.com/quotes/reality-and-drugs <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Reality and drugs</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 05/16/2022 - 10:15</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Reality is for those who can't handle drugs</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/264" hreflang="en">Anonymous</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-citation field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Scrawled on a bathroom stall wall in my dorm circa 1976</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 16 May 2022 17:15:57 +0000 cvining 2020 at https://cvining.com unpleasant, discouraging and depressing. https://cvining.com/quotes/unpleasant-discouraging-and-depressing <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">unpleasant, discouraging and depressing.</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 05/16/2022 - 10:10</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>You have to recognize the realities of the world, and the realities of the world tend to be unpleasant, discouraging and depressing.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/263" hreflang="en">Vaclav Smil</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-citation field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p><strong><a href="https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/04/25/magazine/vaclav-smil-interview.html">https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2022/04/25/magazine/vaclav-smil-int…</a></strong></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> Mon, 16 May 2022 17:10:39 +0000 cvining 2019 at https://cvining.com The lowest white man https://cvining.com/quotes/lowest-white-man <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The lowest white man</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 05/10/2022 - 23:21</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>If you can convince the lowest white man he’s better than the best colored man, he won’t notice you’re picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he’ll empty his pockets for you.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/category/quote-authors/lyndon-b-johnson" hreflang="en">Lyndon B. Johnson</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-citation field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In Tennessee, an off-the-cuff observation he made to a young staffer, Bill Moyers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 11 May 2022 06:21:19 +0000 cvining 2018 at https://cvining.com The Galaxy Song https://cvining.com/quotes/galaxy-song <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Galaxy Song</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 05/01/2022 - 10:50</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Whenever life gets you down, Mrs. Brown,<br /> And things seem hard or tough,<br /> And people are stupid, obnoxious or daft,</p> <p>And you feel that you've had quite eno-o-o-o-o-ough,</p> <p>Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving<br /> And revolving at 900 miles an hour.<br /> It's orbiting at 19 miles a second, so it's reckoned,<br /> The sun that is the source of all our power.<br /> Now the sun, and you and me, and all the stars that we can see,<br /> Are moving at a million miles a day,<br /> In the outer spiral arm, at 40, 000 miles an hour,<br /> Of a galaxy we call the Milky Way.</p> <p>Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars;<br /> It's a hundred thousand light-years side to side;<br /> It bulges in the middle sixteen thousand light-years thick,<br /> But out by us it's just three thousand light-years wide.<br /> We're thirty thousand light-years from Galactic Central Point,<br /> We go 'round every two hundred million years;<br /> And our galaxy itself is one of millions of billions<br /> In this amazing and expanding universe.</p> <p>Our universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding,<br /> In all of the directions it can whiz;<br /> As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know,<br /> Twelve million miles a minute and that's the fastest speed there is.<br /> So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,<br /> How amazingly unlikely is your birth;<br /> And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere out in space,<br /> 'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth!</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/taxonomy/term/262" hreflang="en">Monty Python</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-citation field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>by Eric Idle (lyrics) and John Du Prez (music) is a part of the 1983 Monty Python movie, <a href="http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/monty_pythons_the_meaning_of_life/" rel="noopener nofollow"><em>The Meaning of Life</em></a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> Sun, 01 May 2022 17:50:54 +0000 cvining 2017 at https://cvining.com Nothing to offer https://cvining.com/quotes/nothing-offer <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Nothing to offer</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 04/29/2022 - 11:31</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/category/quote-authors/sir-winston-churchill" hreflang="en">Sir Winston Churchill</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-citation field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Spoken at his first Cabinet meeting May 13, 1940 and again later that day to the House of Commons</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 29 Apr 2022 18:31:19 +0000 cvining 2016 at https://cvining.com Panama Canal goes the wrong way https://cvining.com/panama-canal-goes-wrong-way <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Panama Canal goes the wrong way</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 04/20/2022 - 22:28</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 21 Apr 2022 05:28:10 +0000 cvining 2015 at https://cvining.com https://cvining.com/panama-canal-goes-wrong-way#comments Franklin's Four Rules for Living https://cvining.com/quotes/franklins-four-rules-living <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Franklin&#039;s Four Rules for Living</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 04/06/2022 - 21:02</span> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><h2><strong>Franklin’s Four Rules for Living</strong></h2> <ol> <li>It is necessary for me to be extremely frugal for some time, until I have paid what I owe.</li> <li>To endeavor to speak truth in every instance; to give nobody expectations that are not likely to be answered, but aim at sincerity in every word and action – the most amiable excellence in a rational being.</li> <li>To apply myself industriously to whatever business I take in hand, and not divert my mind from my business by any foolish project of growing suddenly rich; for industry and patience are the surest means of plenty.</li> <li>I resolve to speak ill of no man whatever, not even in a matter of truth; but rather by some means excuse the faults I hear charged upon others, and upon proper occasions speak all the good I know of everybody.</li> </ol> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-field-authors field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden field__item"><a href="/category/quote-authors/benjamin-franklin" hreflang="en">Benjamin Franklin</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-field-citation field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Written as advice to himself in 1726, on shipboard returning to Philadelphia from London. He was 20 years old</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 07 Apr 2022 04:02:35 +0000 cvining 2013 at https://cvining.com