“Death is a long process,” Archer says. “Your body is just the first part of you that croaks.” Meaning: beyond that, your dreams have to die. Then your expectations. And your anger about investing a lifetime learning shit and loving people and earning money, only to have all that crap come to basically nothing. Really, your physical body dying is the easy part. Beyond that, your memories must die. And your ego. Your pride and shame and ambition and hope, all that Personal Identity Crap can take centuries to expire.

Chuck Palahniuk, Damned

Study reveals that watching an hour of TV reduces lifespan by 22 minutes. Or in my vernacular, every Wire costs you one Seinfeld.

Damon Lindelof

The right and only sure way to learn German is by the bicycling method. That is to say, take a grip on one villainy of it at a time, and learn it – not ease up and shirk to the next, leaving that one half learned.

Mark Twain

A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the
authors of that study: ‘Duh.

Conan O’Brien

If you’re smart, you’ll always be humble. You can learn all you want, but there’ll always be somebody who’s never read a book who’ll know twice what you know.

David Duchovny

Once you learn how to do something, you don’t lose it. Unless you die.

Shaquille O’Neal

You cannot force ideas. Successful ideas are the result of slow growth. Ideas do not reach perfection in a day, no matter how much study is put upon them.

Alexander Graham Bell

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