It’s a UNIX utility - it has to give you the means to shoot yourself in the foot. It’s to encourage natural selection …

— Seth LaForge (on one of the more asinine idiosyncracies of CVS)

if i kill my officemate, can one of you come to court and say I was in Baker or something at the time it happened?

— Len Lanphar

One of the best things about X is being able to cut and paste between windows with as close to 0 effort as you can get without using telepathy.

— Jason M. Laughman

There is a land shining with goodness where each man protects his brother’s dignity as his own, where war and want have ceased and all races live under the same law of love and honor.

It is a land bright with truth, where a man’s word is his pledge, and falsehood is banished, where children sleep safe in their mother’s arms and never know fear or pain. It is a land where kings extend their hands in justice rather than reach for the sword; where mercy, kindness, and compassion flow like deep water over the land, and men revere virtue, revere truth, revere beauty, above comfort, pleasure, or selfish gain. A land where peace reigns in the hearts of men, where faith blazes like a beacon from every hill, and love like a fire from every hearth, where the True God is worshiped and his ways acclaimed by all …

There is a golden realm of light, my son. And it is called the Kingdom of Summer.

— Stephen R. Lawhead, Merlin

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.

— T. E. Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Well, that was a piece of cake, eh K-9?

— The Doctor (Tom Baker), Doctor Who, “The Key to Time”

Piece of cake, Master? Radial slice of baked confection … coefficient of relevance to Key of Time: zero.

— K-9 (John Leeson), Doctor Who, “The Key to Time”

It’s scotch — I don’t care how old it is, the bouquet is like gasoline … Oh my GOD! I take it all back!

— Leigh (presented with a 25 year old Macallan)

Come, let us hasten to a higher plane,
Where dyads tread the fairy fields of Venn,
Their indices bedecked from one to n,
Commingled in an endless Markov chain!

— Stanislaw Lem, Cyberiad

Life is what’s going on
While you’re busy making other plans.

— John Lennon

Any coward can sit in his home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in a fog. But I would rather, by far, die on a mountainside than in bed. What kind of man would live where there is no daring? And is life so dear that we should blame men for dying in adventure?

Is there a better way to die?

— Charles Lindbergh

Date Added: Dec 10, 2005

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