Leland … Leland, the time has come for you to seek the path. Your soul has set you face to face with the clear light, and you are about to experience it in its reality, wherein all things are like the void and cloudless sky and the naked spotless intellect is like a transparent vacuum without circumference or center. Leland, in this moment, know yourself and abide in that state. Look to the light, Leland, find the light. Into the light, Leland, into the light. Into the light, Leland … into the light … Don’t be afraid.

— FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan), Twin Peaks

Humor, San Francisco

Peet’s Coffee should be included in a SF Welcome Bag. Alongside a KQED sticker, a dog, and your newly uncontrollable sense of moral outrage.

— Merlin Mann

Date Added: Jan 28, 2008

FWIW the Vegas hotel that flew your live lobster from Maine into a desert would appreciate your reusing your towel. For the environment.

— Merlin Mann

Date Added: Jul 22, 2008

Humor, San Francisco

Living in SF has made me suspicious of insanely beautiful days. Feels like a magic trick.

— Merlin Mann

Date Added: Apr 12, 2008

This is life’s sorrow:
That one can only be happy where two are
And that our hearts are drawn to stars that want us not.

— Edgar Lee Masters, Spoon River Anthology

Leave the quotes to the expert.

— The Doctor (Sylvester McCoy), Doctor Who, “Time and the Rani”

that’s us — cryptopunks and cryptofreaks, road warriors on the information superhighway

— roo (Andrew Stellman)

I am the rumble strips of the information superhighway!

— Dmitri Schoeman

i am the ‘travel bingo’ of the information superhighway

— Chad McDaniel

I'm the state trooper of the information superhighway.
Pay me $40 or lose your accounts :-)

— Rob Earhart

If the words “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” don’t include the right to experiment with your own consciousness, then the Declaration of Independence isn’t worth the hemp it was written on.

— Terrence McKenna

Date Added: Dec 11, 2003

Never underestimate that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world, indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.

— Margaret Mead

Date Added: Aug 15, 2008

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

— H.L. Mencken

Do you think it’s a coincidence that insurance companies ask people if they do the sorts of stuff we do?

— Mike Mengason (after a discussion of cavern diving and ice climbing)

Erik’s Law of non-Euclidian Short Cuts
A successful trip between points A and B must include travel though all points C through Z.

— Mike Mengason

I don’t have Tourrette’s Syndrome — it’s a fucking lifestyle choice!

— Ethan Miller

Those who curse the universe, curse that which is deaf.
Those who shake their fists, shake them at blind stars.

— Michael Moorcock

Isn’t software just science fiction?

— Spence Murray

Now, that brings up an interesting idea. I wonder if I could explain to a luser that we equipped all the computers with video cameras, and in order to log in your password must be accompanied by performing the YMCA dance.

— Gian-Paolo Musumeci

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