I just decided to open this new section to thrown in whatever cross my mind. Nothing so important, and (maybe) not so geek either.
He hated it when adults told him he only felt the way he did because he was young. As if being young was like being insane or drunk, like the convictions he held were hallucinations caused by a mental illness that could only be cured by waiting five years.
(For the win).
They were in the envelope together with the papers from FSF to sign for the copyright assignments. Thanks, they look very nice on my Toshiba laptop!
Now i try again to find, the thing that was my mind, behold the other side, who said I've lost my mind...
If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God?
Unfortunately, the link where Asimov's Nightfall short story was present is no longer active, and I wasn't able to find a new one.
Books I like too much and can't stop reading over and over again:
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld series (although I still miss some of the books)
- Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
- Neverwhere, American Gods, The graveyard book and the Sandman comics by Neil Gaiman
- Cory Doctorow's Little brother
- Clifford Simak's Cosmic Engineers, Way station and several short stories
- All the books by Stefano Benni, especially Elianto
- Philip's Pullman trilogy His dark materials
- Philip Dick's Ubik and short stories like Minority Report
- The Foundation series by Asimov (but also other books like Nemesis, The dawn of robots and The end of eternity)
Some beautiful quotes from the Discworld books, my favourite series ever:
They say a little knowledge is a dangerous thing, but it is not one half so bad as a lot of ignorance
And what would humans be without love? - RARE.
What sort of man would put a known criminal in charge of a major branch of government? Apart from, say, the average voter
Listen, Peaches, trickery is what humans are all about,' said the voice of Maurice. 'They're so keen on tricking one another all the time that they elect governments to do it for them
(The amazing Maurice and his educated rodents).
They were grown men, or at least they lived for several decades, which in some societies is considered the same thing.
That's why there are rules. So that you think before breaking them.
(Thief of time).
For those who believe in God, most of the big questions are answered. But for those of us who can't readily accept the God formula, the big answers don't remain stone-written. We adjust to new conditions and discoveries. We are pliable. Love need not be a command nor faith a dictum. I am my own god. We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our educational system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us." (Charles Bukowski)