An Archive of Growth?


Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.

–Philip K. Dick


Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.

–Elbert Hubbard


I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill- treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: ’The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that’s fair.’ In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.

–Bertrand Russell


In religion and politics, people’s beliefs and convictions are in almost every case gotten at second hand, and without examination.

Mark Twain–


God made everything out of nothing, but the nothingness shows through.

–Paul Valery


Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.

–George Carlin


I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, thus building a wall of separation between church and state.

–Thomas Jefferson


Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.

–Louis Pasteur




When Marcel Proust and James Joyce met in 1922, they spent dinner talking about their ailments before admitting they hadn’t read each other’s work. (Source:

Can people change?

Yes. But it has to come from them. You can't make someone change. No outside force can make someone change. There's also the slow attrition of time. Little things build…


This prompt is here specifically to drive me up the wall after yesterday's specificity jumble. Lo, for what is infinity, really? 'Tis so vast  the mortal mind cannot comprehend. I…