Sunday, November 14, 2010

Quotes of the peak

I like coincidences. They make me wonder about destiny, and whether free will is an illusion or just a matter of perspective. They let me speculate on the idea of some master plan that, from time to time, we're allowed to see out of the corner of our eye.

-- Chuck Sigars

On a long enough timeline. The survival rate for everyone drops to zero.
-- Chuck Palahniuk

I simply cannot understand the passion that some people have for making themselves thoroughly uncomfortable and then boasting about it afterwards.
-- Patricia Moyes

Oh yes. I never got how "we use next months wages on drink, we got sick, John got hit by a cicycle messenger, we got thrown out twice, I pulled a blonde uggo but coudn't perform..." relates to "we had an awesome time"...?

posted by Eolake Stobblehouse @ Sunday, November 14, 2010   10 comments links to this post


At 14 Nov 2010, 09:16:00, Blogger TC [Girl] said...

"Quotes of the weak/peak"

At 14 Nov 2010, 19:04:00, Blogger Dave Nielsen said...

Chuck Palahniuk's wrong, of course.

At 14 Nov 2010, 19:23:00, Blogger eolake said...

Unless you include consideration of reincarnation (which I do believe in), then I think he's right. And I think that Death, while not "true" in a metaphysical sense, is something we need to face if we are to see what life in this world is about.

At 15 Nov 2010, 02:10:00, Anonymous Michael Burton said...

I hate being wrong, so I believe we do have free will.

If, in fact, we do have it, then I'm right. If we don't, then it's not as if I could have believed otherwise, is it?

At 15 Nov 2010, 09:47:00, Blogger eolake said...

That's hard to argue with.

At 15 Nov 2010, 14:53:00, Blogger Dave Nielsen said...

No one can really give free will anyway, so of course we have it.

At 15 Nov 2010, 15:41:00, Anonymous Anna said...

I didn't get your point at the end of the posting.

At 15 Nov 2010, 16:11:00, Blogger eolake said...

Drinking so much that one gets sick is sometimes equated with "having a great time". (Related to the Moyes quote.)

At 16 Nov 2010, 06:55:00, Blogger ...........................Ray said...

Eolake said: "Unless you include consideration of reincarnation (which I do believe in)"

The one compelling argument in favor of reincarnation is that everything in the natural universe is recycled, from leaves and grass to star systems and even galaxies. That deserves some careful thought. Is there a message there? It would certainly seem so.

At 18 Nov 2010, 14:59:00, Blogger Dave Nielsen said...

Except that reincarnation requires the existence of a soul. It's not enough to say that all materials are recycled (they're really not; eventually it will all end up as a cosmic landfill with the Big Chill). So far no one has even come close to proving the existence of the soul.


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