Favourite Lines

I am Pentium of Borg. Precision is futile. You will be approximated.
   -- Unknown, submitted and edited by Axel Beckert

I think that the biblical story about the garden of Eden and the tree of knowledge is sort of true ... but it wasn't apples. It was meat. The meat of other animals. Proto-humans began to scavenge meat from lion kills or some natural deaths, and became predators. And this ruined the life of harmony with Nature ... we became competitors for the top place in the food chain. And the meat, with its higher concentration of energy, allowed us to eat enough to live for a day, without having to look for food from dawn to dusk - and that meant more time to think. And build. And so forth. And to the proto-humans, it might have seemed sinful to eat other animals - and that's where the memory, and thus the story, comes from.
   -- Joel Walker <jwalker@ua1vm.ua.edu>, in personal e-mail

I once had a car that was more like a home
I lived in it, loved in it, polished its chrome
If some of my homes had been more like my car
I probably wouldn't have travelled this far
   -- Paul Simon, "Cars Are Cars"

If you survived the ordeal of primary schooling, you were probably mistaught that Italy is a country in southern Europe. Nothing could be further from the truth. Italy is nothing to do with Europe. Italy is a runaway train which is crashing into Europe at a speed of approximately 2 centimeters per century. That's fast, for a country (which probably explains why Ferarris are made there). The crumple zone is called the Alps.
   -- Flash, "The Crumple Zone"

I know that the Spades are the swords of a soldier
I know that the Clubs are weapons of war
I know that Diamonds mean money for this art
But that's not the shape of my Heart
   -- Sting, "Shape of My Heart"

Der Song Let it be läuft gerade im Radio. Weißt Du, was das in der echten Welt bedeutet, der 'Niedergang der westlichen Kultur'? Wenn man die ersten zwei Minuten von "Let it be" die Luft anhält und hofft, daß es keine Tekkno-Rap-Hip-Hop-Version irgendeiner Boygroup ist.
   -- Melody

No good times
No bad times
There's no times at all, just the New York Times
   -- Simon & Garfunkel, "Overs"

There is no gravity; the earth just sucks.
   -- Richard Bachman, "Rage"

And anytime I see your face
I'm reminded of a meal I once had
Boy it was really good to look at
But it sure tasted bad
   -- Gilbert O'Sullivan, "Stick in the Mud"

It is not easy to become beautiful. It requires hard work, patience, and attention to detail. It also takes a certain firmness of purpose. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.
   -- Miss Piggy, gefunden bei Melody

The border patrol outside of Tucson boarded the bus
"Any aliens here? You better check with us
How about you son, you look like you got Spanish blood
Do you habla ingles, am I understood?"
Yes I am an alien, from Mars
I come to work from outer space
And if I travelled my whole life
You guys would still be on my case
   -- Paul Simon, "Trailways Bus"

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Last edited: December 23, 1999

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