You see, the major difference between you and me, said one friend to another, is I dont want to set the world on fire. I just want to watch it burn. - Manny Francis, III.
A condition stating that the Zeroth Law must not be broken was added to the original Three Laws, although Asimov recognized the difficulty such a law would pose in practice:
Trevize frowned. "How do you decide what is injurious, or not injurious, to humanity as a whole?"
"Precisely, sir," said Daneel. "In theory, the Zeroth Law was the answer to our problems. In practice, we could never decide. A human being is a concrete object. Injury to a person can be estimated and judged. Humanity is an abstraction." - Foundation and Earth
Our greatest hopes and our worst fears are seldom realized.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine as children do. It's not just in some of us; it is in everyone. And as we let our own lights shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. - Marianne Williamson (non-secular version)
Hate, baby, hate; when there's nothing left for you. - INXS
"Go, then--there are other worlds than these." - Jake, The Gunslinger, Stephen King
Moriendo Renascor - In death I am Reborn
I chose not to choose life: I chose something else. And the reasons? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin? - Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting
Junk is the ideal product... the ultimate merchandise. No sales talk necessary. The client will crawl through a sewer and beg to buy... The junk merchant does not sell the product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to the product. He does not improve and simplify his merchandise. He degrades and simplifies the client.
Dope will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no dope.
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem. - Albert Einstein
Hiya kids--Here is an important message from your Uncle Bill: Don't buy drugs. Become a pop star, and they give you them for free!
Don't do drugs because if you do drugs you'll go to prison, and drugs are really expensive in prison.
I feel sorry for people who don't drink. Imagine waking up in the morning and knowing that's as good as they're going to feel all day.
I have never abused drugs; I take really good care of them.
Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. - Ben Franklin
I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. What I can do, I should do. And what I should do, by the grace of God, I will do. - Edward Everett
Rehab is for quitters - anonymous grafitti
Don't blame me for smoking, blame the corporations for making cancer taste good - Rae Xanos
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. - Ernest Hemingway
Cocaine is really evil coffee. - Courtney Love
I used to do drugs. I still do, but I used to, too. - Mitch Hedberg
It is difficult to live without opium after having known it because it is difficult, after knowing opium, to take earth seriously. And unless one is a saint, it is difficult to live without taking earth seriously. - Jean Cocteau
Sic transit gloria - Thus glory fades
The public health authorities never mention the main reason many Americans have for smoking heavily, which is that smoking is a fairly sure, fairly honorable form of suicide. - Kurt Vonnegut
This is the main advantage of ether: it makes you behave like the village drunkard in some early Irish novel...total lack of all basic motor skills: blurred vision, no balance, numb tongue-severance of all connection between the body and the brain. This is interesting because you can actually watch yourself behaving in this terrible way, but you cant control it. - Hunter S. Thompson
Why drink and drive when you can get high and fly?
Falsehood flies, and the truth comes limping after; so that when men come to be undeceived, it is too late: the jest is over and the tale has had its effect. - Jonathan Swift