Exiled Thucydides knew
All that a speech can say
And what dictators do,
The elderly rubbish they talk
To an apathetic grave;
Analysed all in his book,
The enlightenment driven away,
The habit-forming pain,
Mismanagement and grief:
We must suffer them all again.
― W.H. Auden, September 1, 1939
Unable to drain its own sickness, the building continued to rot from within.
Trapped in a downward spiral within a house of ruin.
A brand offers a feeling of reassurance when its products are always and everywhere the same.
― Eric Schlosser, Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Always remember that during Comic-Con you’re in a real-life American city, not a magical land accessible via closet, train or bathroom mirror. You can get mugged; you can get beat up; you can get hit by a bottle. Accidents happen every show…
– Tom Spurgeon
Have a fun and safe convention.
Bele: Are you blind, Commander Spock? Well, look at me. Look at me!
Captain James T. Kirk: You are black on one side and white on the other.
Bele: I am black on the right side!
Captain James T. Kirk: I fail to see the significant difference.
Bele: Lokai is white on the right side. All of his people are white on the right side.
– Star Trek: Let That Be Your Last Battlefield (watch the clip)
They can keep their heaven. When I die, I’d sooner go to middle Earth.
– George R.R. Martin