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Daemon
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Clock, n.: A machine of great moral value to man, allaying his concern for the future by reminding him what a lot of time remains to him.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
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Bierce has some of the best quotes you can find anywhere.
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Time is the fire in which we burn.

Sanity is not statistical
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A tyrant who kills you (just fleeing).
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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 9:02:22 PM

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excaelis wrote:
Time is the fire in which we burn.


Wow. That is a statement with quite a punch. Do you know who said that excaelis?

We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
excaelis
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Delmore Schwartz in a poem called "Calmly We Walk Through This April's Day" in 1937, though I first heard it in a Star Trek movie. Angel


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Posted: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 10:27:44 PM

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Thanks.

It is quite evocative imagery. I'm surprised I didn't recognize it from Star Trek as I was a fan, hooked more on the original than the wanna-be's. I did like several of the movies, however.

One of my favorites in the original was the library. The portal that took Kirk and Spock into the different time periods, and stranded Spock in the past (had to bring it back to the OP topic, you know).

We should look to the past to learn from it, not destroy our future because of it — FounDit
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