Quotes of quotes.

The secret within

November 10th, 2008

Or: The power of silence

i wish i knew or understood this, but i neither understand nor do i know how to deal with it. meaning can be poison, and meaning can kill. there may be power in words, but there is even higher power in what is not said if you allow it any meaning.
one: the white flag


Lack of interest

September 22nd, 2008

Tomorrow will be cancelled due to lack of interest.

— *nix fortune

Sex up your opinions

August 4th, 2008

“In the age of the internet attaching a famous name to your personal opinion to give more weight to it is a very valid strategy.” — Benjamin Franklin

Quote posted by Anonymous in a comment to a blog post of Bruce Schneier about a misquote.

Imagine imagination

July 13th, 2008

Imagine what we can imagine!
Arthur Rubinstein

A wonderful quote. Unfortunately, I could not find any indication of its source.
German speaking readers are invited to enjoy a literal translation: Man bilde sich ein, was wir uns alles einbilden können!

Being not truthful works

June 27th, 2008

Sagmeister: Being not truthful works against me

Ralph Ammer and Stefan Sagmeister: Being not truthful works against me
[For details see Ralph‘s and Stefan‘s page.]

Abstractly speaking

June 15th, 2008

Abstract thinking isn’t much in my line.
Josef Teichmann, 2007-04-10*

*) In a staff meeting at Vienna University of Technology; translated from originally German “Mir liegt das Abstrakte nicht so.”

Call me an idiot

June 8th, 2008

If you idiot call me an idiot I will happily be idiot enough to call you idiot an idiot until you idiot will never again call me idiot an idiot. You idiot!

[Humbly translated from a wonderful German tongue twister.

Wenn du Trottel zu mir Trottel Trottel sagst, sag ich Trottel zu dir Trottel so lange Trottel, bis du Trottel zu mir Trottel nie mehr Trottel sagst, du Trottel!

Thanks go to dieJulia for her reminder posted in Depperter Depp du!]

The unknown can hurt

March 29th, 2008

Today’s *nix computer fortune:

What you don’t know can hurt you,
only you won’t know it.