About people

People on the side of The People always ended up disappointed, in any case. They found that The People tended not to be grateful or appreciative or forward thinking or obedient. The People tended to be small-minded and conservative and…

Picard and the Q

I was watching “Tapestry”, one of my favorite episodes on Star Trek: The Next Generation. In this episode, Captain Picard lay dying because of a condition he acquired when he got into a fight when he was young and rash. An…

On what we are… and how we remain what we are

“It was said later that he came under bad influence at this stage. But the secret of the history of Edward d’Eath was that he came under no outside influences at all, unless you count all those dead kings. He…

Starting afresh

First, a few quotes from Terry Pratchett. Who is Terry Pratchett, you might ask. Well, he is the well known and beloved author of the Discworld series of novels. Seriously though, I have found more quotable quotes in his books…