goldvermilion87: (littlejohn)
So, I was looking up the source for the first quotation, and then ended up on Wikiquote and then went QUOTE HAPPY!

Also, I highly highly highly recommend the books they are derived from.

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"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen. Not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else." (Is Theology Poetry)

"Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence. And in childhood and adolescence they are, in moderation, healthy symptoms. Young things ought to want to grow. But to carry on into middle life or even into early manhood this concern about being adult is a mark of really arrested development. When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up." (On Three Ways of Writing for Children)

"Only the skilled can judge the skilfulness, but that is not the same as judging the value of the result." (Preface to Paradise Lost)

"I do not think the forest would be so bright, nor the water so warm, nor love so sweet, if there were no danger in the lakes." (Out of the Silent Planet)

"The safest road to Hell is the gradual one — the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts" (Screwtape Letters)

"There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, "Thy will be done," and those to whom God says, in the end, "Thy will be done."" (The Great Divorce)

"There have been men before … who got so interested in proving the existence of God that they came to care nothing for God himself… as if the good Lord had nothing to do but to exist. There have been some who were so preoccupied with spreading Christianity that they never gave a thought to Christ." (The Great Divorce)

""They would say," he answered, "that you do not fail in obedience through lack of love, but have lost love because you never attempted obedience." " (That Hideous Strength)

"Some people talk as if meeting the gaze of absolute goodness would be fun. They need to think again. They are still only playing with religion. Goodness is either the great safety or the great danger — according to the way you react to it." (Mere Christianity)

"I am trying here to prevent anyone saying the really foolish thing that people often say about Him: 'I'm ready to accept Jesus as a great moral teacher, but I don't accept His claim to be God.' That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would be either a lunatic — on a level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool, you can spit at Him and kill Him as a demon; or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronising nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to." (Mere Christianity)

"The doctrine of the Second Coming has failed, so far as we are concerned, if it does not make us realize that at every moment of every year in our lives Donne's question "What if this present were the world's last night?" is equally relevant." (The World's Last Night)

"'Are the gods not just?'
'Oh no, child. What would become of us if they were?'" (Till We Have Faces)

"
To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell." (The Four Loves)

"Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art, like the universe itself (for God did not need to create). It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival." (The Four Loves)
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The girl who plays okay... not really spoilery, but just in case... ) in A Scandal in Belgravia is Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter.  And therefore Eugene O'Neill's great granddaughter. 
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The girl who plays okay... not really spoilery, but just in case... ) in A Scandal in Belgravia is Charlie Chaplin's granddaughter.  And therefore Eugene O'Neill's great granddaughter. 
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...you define your life to yourself in fandom terminology:



So, there is a guy in my church who is a very good friend.  He's my best friend's brother, so I've known him all my life.  I really do love him.  He and I are somewhat similar in that we're school-smart and life-challenged.  We are also both single.

Several women in our church have gotten it into their heads that he and I would make a good match.  For better or worse, my mother is one of those women. 

This actually doesn't bother me at all.  I'm nearly 100% sure that he's not interested in me, and I'm not angsted about it.  While for the sake of argument I protest that I am DEFINITELY not interested, in point of fact I'd probably not reject him right off if he approached me about dating him.  So I really have no hopes or fears that could be realized here.  I am ambivalent about romance, but I enjoy having a good friend. 

The son (my age) of one of the ladies who thinks we should be together brought the subject up at a Christmas party while we were both there, and we both participated in a discussion of the pros and cons (particularly the hilarious cons) of our getting together.

The funny thing is, there are distinct parties on either side of this extremely hypothetical issue.  Because while there are a few women who think THIS IS WHAT MUST HAPPEN, all the people around my age (we are the sons and daughters of of those women) argue that it is a truly terrible idea. 

So, I was sitting at home, and all of a sudden my mind named the moms as [me]/[this-guy] shippers.  And well... now that is stuck in my head, and I keep giggling randomly. 
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...you define your life to yourself in fandom terminology:



So, there is a guy in my church who is a very good friend.  He's my best friend's brother, so I've known him all my life.  I really do love him.  He and I are somewhat similar in that we're school-smart and life-challenged.  We are also both single.

Several women in our church have gotten it into their heads that he and I would make a good match.  For better or worse, my mother is one of those women. 

This actually doesn't bother me at all.  I'm nearly 100% sure that he's not interested in me, and I'm not angsted about it.  While for the sake of argument I protest that I am DEFINITELY not interested, in point of fact I'd probably not reject him right off if he approached me about dating him.  So I really have no hopes or fears that could be realized here.  I am ambivalent about romance, but I enjoy having a good friend. 

The son (my age) of one of the ladies who thinks we should be together brought the subject up at a Christmas party while we were both there, and we both participated in a discussion of the pros and cons (particularly the hilarious cons) of our getting together.

The funny thing is, there are distinct parties on either side of this extremely hypothetical issue.  Because while there are a few women who think THIS IS WHAT MUST HAPPEN, all the people around my age (we are the sons and daughters of of those women) argue that it is a truly terrible idea. 

So, I was sitting at home, and all of a sudden my mind named the moms as [me]/[this-guy] shippers.  And well... now that is stuck in my head, and I keep giggling randomly. 
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And I know why.

I feel so up to date with the Hollywood gossip now.

:-P
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And I know why.

I feel so up to date with the Hollywood gossip now.

:-P
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(Yes, that is a forced-Shakespearian-Allusion way of saying "two unrelated things in one post, and I want to sound AWESOME!  :-P  )

1. Why is everyone on "livejournal" referred to as "the lovely _________"  Accuracy aside (I for one am far from lovely...and very few of us post pictures of ourselves...) it just seems a strange modifier of choice.  :-)

2. I am going to try NaNoWriMo.  I think I will update this with my word count every few days.  I may be insane.  No you aren't.  Are you sure?  I think I am.  Pretty sure.  Well, are you sure or not? because the answer is very important!
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(Yes, that is a forced-Shakespearian-Allusion way of saying "two unrelated things in one post, and I want to sound AWESOME!  :-P  )

1. Why is everyone on "livejournal" referred to as "the lovely _________"  Accuracy aside (I for one am far from lovely...and very few of us post pictures of ourselves...) it just seems a strange modifier of choice.  :-)

2. I am going to try NaNoWriMo.  I think I will update this with my word count every few days.  I may be insane.  No you aren't.  Are you sure?  I think I am.  Pretty sure.  Well, are you sure or not? because the answer is very important!

Hot Dog!

Oct. 30th, 2010 01:39 am
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So, the benefit of being a complete pushover, and allowing your fluffly labradoodle to sleep on the bed with you, is that it generates a lot of heat.  Which means LOWER HEATING BILLS!

What I want to know is, where does all that energy come from?  Arthur is such a nut during the day, and he  doesn't eat that much.  Where do the calories to create such warmth come from?

Or does this question just reveal that I never did take biology at an advanced level?  (Did take physics though, and I know all about the law of conservation of energy...which seems to apply here.)

Hot Dog!

Oct. 30th, 2010 01:39 am
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So, the benefit of being a complete pushover, and allowing your fluffly labradoodle to sleep on the bed with you, is that it generates a lot of heat.  Which means LOWER HEATING BILLS!

What I want to know is, where does all that energy come from?  Arthur is such a nut during the day, and he  doesn't eat that much.  Where do the calories to create such warmth come from?

Or does this question just reveal that I never did take biology at an advanced level?  (Did take physics though, and I know all about the law of conservation of energy...which seems to apply here.)
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So much so, that she's going to watch it again with my Dad.  :-D

Yay!
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So much so, that she's going to watch it again with my Dad.  :-D

Yay!
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So...I bought a book at the library booksale called Spock's World.

I swore I wouldn't do it--buy Star Trek novels, that is.  (I think it's a novel.)  But it was only ten cents...and...and...well, I do read fanfiction...and...

I'M DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(I also bought 93 other books not about Star Trek.  At ten cents a book, I really REALLY can't help myself)
goldvermilion87: (Default)
So...I bought a book at the library booksale called Spock's World.

I swore I wouldn't do it--buy Star Trek novels, that is.  (I think it's a novel.)  But it was only ten cents...and...and...well, I do read fanfiction...and...

I'M DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(I also bought 93 other books not about Star Trek.  At ten cents a book, I really REALLY can't help myself)

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