Saturday, January 22, 2011

An Abundance of Quotes Part 8

"I never imagined myself being a writer. I always imagined myself actually being smart or something." - Christopher Paolini

"The truth resists simplicity." - one of the vlogbrothers. Hank says it in a recent video, but the context hints that John said it at some point before.

"Each day provides its own gifts." - Marcus Aurelius

"It is the nature of all greatness not to be exact." - Edmund Burke

"Know or listen to those who know." - Baltasar Gracian

“It is very sad to me that some people are so intent on leaving their mark on the world that they don’t care if that mark is a scar” - John Green

"The crux... is that the vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing." - William J. Broad

"You have to dream before your dreams can come true." - Abdul Kalam

"The joy of Alzheimer's: I can always make new friends, and I can hide my own Easter eggs." - my math teacher, who does not have Alzheimer's.

"You look like someone peed in your cornflakes." - Also my math teacher

(Guy in my math class): "Dude, are you racist towards Asians?"
(Another guy in my math class): "If by 'racist' you mean 'sexually attracted to,' then yes."

I'm cleaning out my binder and found some things I made note of, the conversation above being one of them. It's too bad I don't have any novel ideas that need a lot of modern teenage boys. Perhaps The Clockwork Experiment's eventual sequel can use them. 

Did I ever tell you guys that my mom has traced our lineage back far enough to know that my great x25 grandfather's name was Grimbaldus? He lived in the 1500s, and didn't have a last name.
We're also directly descended from John Alden & Priscilla Mullins (they came over on the Mayflower), closely related to Winston Churchill, and distantly related to John Adams, Princess Diana, and Sarah Winchester (of Winchester Mystery House fame).
I just thought that was an interesting bit of information for you to know.


  1. very cool, my mum loves to point out that Chaucer was my 13th great grandfather....

  2. That's awesome! You're lucky you were able to trace your lineage back that far.


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