I will also continue my preliminary work on Project Be-less-fat. Because I WAS working on that project and that was all going well and good, and then in the last couple of months that all dropped off a bit because there was stress and bother and worry and comfort needing to be had. I do so wish the words “Yes, it’s been dreadful, we’ve been so stressed out the weight’s simply been falling off us” ever fell out of my mouth, but I, my scales, the gym manager and the owner of our local chinese restaurant know this is very very not true. And much as I know in my clever new-brain that exercising stops me feeling sad or anxious, the only thing that I want to do when sad or anxious is curl up under a duvet and sleep, so it’s hard to balance the two.
[Anna at http://littleredboat.co.uk/]
Don't ever show something is important to you or you feel strongly about something otherwise you will be ridiculed.
Accept all abuse without retaliating.
If someone accuses you of breaking any rules or laws - don't rise to it and defend yourself – you'll only end up in the wrong.
Everything you think is insulting is actually humorous and you're the stupid one for taking it seriously – no good expecting your own comments to be taken as a joke because they won't be.
[Jilly at http://jillysheep.blogspot.com/ on how to deal with internet trolls]
Flora or Fauna?
Do you mean which would win in a fight, which is better company when I'm lonely, or what do I prefer to spread on my toast?
[Times Eureka science supplement, 08/2010, interview with Prof. Jim al-Khalili]
The formalism of post-selected teleportation closed time curves shows that quantum tunnelling can take place in the absence of a classical path from future to past.
[Times Eureka science supplement, 08/2010, in a snippet on time travel]
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
A well-organized society is one in which we know the truth about ourselves collectively, not one in which we tell pleasant lies about ourselves.
Good taste is the worst vice ever invented.
Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak
Whispers the o'er-fraught heart, and bids it break.
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
13 August 2010
Quotes of the Week
Well if last week was quiet, at least on the amusing & interesting quotes front, this week has seen a glut. So here's a selection: