Kaolin Fire with GUD Issues 0 through 5

kaolin fire presents :: quotes

quoth the kaolin...

The optimist: we don't have flaws everywhere in our system, only where you look. :: 10/30/2018

9/21/2017 :: Lowering the bar so that everyone can drink.

Alcohol doesn't solve very many problems at all, but sometimes it's nice to pretend. :: 8/31/2016

5/5/2016 :: Sleep is the hope that you can make tomorrow better by letting go of today.

Before me is a set of trivial tasks. As I select each, I fight with the need to do it better--properly! Better soon becomes intractable. Pick again. :: 9/11/2015

3/25/2015 :: The more I fail at life the more I feel like a manager.

You "become a writer" to touch others. You /write/ to touch yourself. :: 1/25/2015

1/12/2015 :: Another day. Another day the coffee isn't holding up its end of the bargain.

There is no brain; there is only meme. :: 1/12/2015

1/5/2015 :: It's when you vow to only indulge on special occasions...that you realize just how many special occasions there are.

If you want to believe everything that science "has not disproven", you will have a very complex and interesting life. Why pick just one thing? :: 12/31/2014

12/28/2014 :: There's a fine line between destroying memorabilia that no longer has relevance to you and blowing your brains out.

Don't believe everything you think. :: 12/4/2014

8/12/2014 :: The mind's soil suffers without crop rotation.

People tend to be far more interesting than they think themselves to be...unless they think themselves particularly interesting. :: 6/15/2014

10/3/2013 :: Well, you know. Communism is for /the people/, not for the people running it. Or the other way around depending on tone of voice.

Sometimes the only way to finish a project is to actually work on it. :: 6/5/2013

3/26/2013 :: Now is almost never the moment you wish it were; yet so often the moment you miss it being.

Writing a story is a lot like choreographing a ballet obscured by fog—you have to make the movements people can see convincing enough for them to believe the ones they can't. :: 3/25/2013

11/14/2012 :: If you've questioned all your assumptions and you still can't see the point of failure, you're missing an assumption.

Sometimes the words just spin in circles in my head and I don't know what they are anymore when they come out. :: 11/14/2012

8/27/2012 :: You can pick your friends, and you can pick your battles…but you can't pick your friends' battles.

Go where hope takes you. :: 8/15/2012

5/3/2012 :: Religion's a lottery. There are winners and losers, but you don't know 'til all the balls drop, and the chances are infinitesimal anyway.

Life is like a simile. You can do just about anything with it. :: 1/29/2012

11/21/2011 :: Saying there's no invention without need denies imagination. Saying there's no morality without religion denies humanity.

I think the hallmark of a rich nation should be its ability to afford the lazy and the will to indulge them. :: 11/21/2011

11/16/2011 :: The key to seeming smart is hanging around people that ignore your bad ideas and latch on to your good ones.

Cell phone area codes are becoming the modern day "last name". It's not where you are, it's where you're from. :: 10/21/2011

09/19/2011 :: Anger lets the heart fly; though it be cavalier and indiscriminate with where or how it lands.

I hate just about everything, given half an excuse. You'd think it gets old...it does. It's just who I am. I'm towards the top of my list. :: 08/04/2011

01/24/2011 :: Optimism's a great drug, but the crash is absolute hell.

Just because you don't understand doesn't mean I'm wrong; just because I don't understand doesn't mean you're right. Truth doesn't follow belief. :: 01/15/2011

01/10/2011 :: There are smart people everywhere. Sometimes they're just really hard to find, hidden by ignorance, real and assumed; yours and theirs.

If I bust my ass, and then you bust a nut busting my balls, I'm busting on out of here, Buster. :: 01/10/2011

03/06/2010 :: There is no trust or mistrust, forgive or forget--only more data for your belief net.

May your children grow up bright enough to counter your every measure and wise enough to know when not to. :: 12/24/2009

12/2/2009 :: Art as immortality is a delusion we tell ourselves as we hasten to the grave, wax melting all around--as much a dream as any religion, though perhaps less frequently subverted.

No matter how accelerated discovery becomes, it never is quite so fast as when you are learning it in school. :: 11/23/2009

11/1/2009 :: True wisdom is the awareness of the opportunity to learn.

To a point, selfishness is a survival trait. Say no as you need to, to survive, and understand others will understand. :: 10/12/2009

5/21/2009 :: normal. pah. just because everyone else is doing it doesn't mean it deserves its own word.

I really miss knowing everything. It was nice. At the same time I'm glad I grew out of it. ;) :: 5/14/2009

4/15/2009 :: Even rocks get worn down to sand.

Me and focus are like peanut-butter and chocolate. I think I'm the peanut-butter. I don't get nearly enough chocolate. :: 12/9/2008

11/06/2008 :: Reality is a near-infinite biochemical reaction.

&#^$*(^*@#&^$(@. When emotion gets the better of finding the right words. :: 05/05/2008

02/16/2008 :: Measure once, cut twice is a great way to make irregular snowflakes.

Confusion is an acknowledgegment of the complexity of the universe. One who is confused is not deluded. :: 02/07/2008

01/18/2008 :: The problem of personal liberation is that you sometimes disagree with the universe's capriciousness as to what your chains actually were. Sometimes the wall breaks, sometimes the chains break, and sometimes your arms break.

I fear most the day when I at last admit, to myself, that all my struggles are in vain. :: 09/26/2007

05/24/2007 :: Children know the meaning of life, but do not know the words to tell it; study imperfect sandcastles. Eh. Tired. Trying too hard. Stop trying.

Mind, meet sieve. Oh, wait, I see you know each other already... :: 04/13/2007

01/17/2007 :: It's more exciting to think than do; more exciting to do than sell; more exciting to sell than account for what's been sold. And yet all of that must be done or the whole of it fails.

Don't you think it's a bit odd that the brain is so hardwired to link coincidences? To assume conspiracy? Doesn't it suggest to you that the universe is trying to tell us something? :: 12/13/2006

11/21/2006 :: The only trust there is is in your own judgment of other people.

No matter how screwed up something looks on initial inspection, there's always room for an epiphany of understanding showing you that things are actually much worse. :: 11/20/2006

07/20/2006 :: I think due to sleep I'm thinking I'm a lot more clear than my last night's lack of sleep is really allowing.

I NEED COFFEE. That's not just a stock phrase! :: 01/11/2006

11/14/2005 :: Kaolin say -- low lying fruit is squishy and explodes on hands if grabbed too eagerly.

If you need it "yesterday" so badly, talk to me tomorrow. :: 08/31/2005

03/01/2005 :: Belief is the things we tell ourselves when we think no one is watching.

It's just a really long loop of stupidity. :: 01/10/2005

11/15/2004 :: You load the dice the best you can, but you've still got to roll them.

It is unsettling and somewhat depressing to be appreciated for that which I have had no part in being. :: 08/24/2004

07/27/2004 :: You could keep a clock by my schedule. In fact, you'd almost have to or all sense of time would be delirium.

You are what eats you. :: 05/25/2004

05/20/2004 :: One day you wake up and realize that the pain actually isn't going to go away. That's what it means to be old.

Passion does not beget greatness, but greatness has no foothold without it. :: 05/19/2004

05/10/2004 :: Optimism is blind, pessimism hyperopic.

Measuring your words can be a good way of measuring your self. :: 04/20/2004

04/15/2004 :: It may look like a groove to you, but to me it's just a rut.

Sleep is for the sane. :: 02/26/2004

10/02/2003 :: Programming is a binary operation: when it's good, it's really, REALLY good, and otherwise it sucks.

Never trust a programmer typing quickly. :: 09/24/2003

09/24/2003 :: I think if I just stopped watching what I ate, I wouldn't feel so disgusted.

I don't deal well with answers I don't yet know the question to. :: 09/17/2003

09/08/2003 :: Voting and recycling have much in common. With both, every little bit helps, and both make you feel a bit better about yourself, but neither are likely to make a whit of difference in the long run.

It's often said that those who try will never truly be, but that's just because the failures are the only trying seen. :: 07/15/2003

03/11/2003 :: Old? You're calling me old? Why, I've been a child longer than you've been alive!

I think my course has just run. vetoing caffeine and ushering in the new sleep. :: 01/25/2003

11/27/2002 :: It can generally be hoped that either somebody knew about it, or nobody did.

Pounding my head against the wall is a perfectly rational response. I'm sorting my thoughts by granularity. :: 09/29/2002

08/15/2002 :: peels emos? peels? slepe pelse omes some!

No regrets is not a goal in life, it's a way of living. :: 04/26/2002

04/23/2002 :: No artificial attitude or preservitude.

There is magic in freedom; and where there is magic, the church is sure to kill it. :: 03/31/2002

03/18/2002 :: What's really interesting is when you're part of the world rushing by someone who's part of the world rushing by you.

Fun? Endless fun. Keyword endless; fun optional. :: 02/11/2002

12/07/2001 :: What could be more peaceful than a slug crawling along your plate while you're eating?

Thank you, I'm not open to closing my mind. :: 10/13/2001

10/13/2001 :: I don't consider myself above the law, more beside it -- I don't think anyone should blindly follow others' strictures.

You can't CAPTURE (the moment) just by LIVING or WRITING - Your puke is (the sum of its parts,) NOT the context of PUKING. :: 09/25/2001

09/20/2001 :: Cats bite the hand that feeds them; Dogs lick the foot that kicks them

When it's all been said and done, it's all been said and done, and there's nothing left to do but do it well. :: 09/17/2001

08/29/2001 :: "Sell Sell Sell" doesn't.

See marketing for lack of details. :: 08/29/2001

08/16/2001 :: Everyone should have a little Kaolin voice in the back of their head.

Perspective is important: "the man" is typically not trying to oppress you; he's simply making things better for himself. :: 05/24/2001

04/23/2001 :: People can be very anal about not being anal.

It's amazing what avoiding doing something can get done. :: 04/23/2001

03/15/2001 :: You say semantics, I say pedantics.

The world is your oyster; don't eat it, aggravate it. :: 03/13/2001

03/12/2001 :: Exhiliration is fear without care.

You choose what you remember. :: 03/12/2001

02/27/2001 :: Sometimes things are said without thinking them through in the fear that one might forget one's trying to say anything at all.

Millions Dead! They won't last long; buy yours now! :: 02/26/2001

02/08/2001 :: It is hard to find a moment truly wasted.

People resent what is required, but endeaver to do what is encouraged. :: 01/02/2001

10/31/2000 :: There's no such thing as a hypothetical person.

And of course, on top of all that, I'm turning into myself, and I ain't got none of a clue what I think of that. :: 10/16/2000

06/06/2000 :: The disconnected definition exists not.

How often do you use "I don't know" to stop thinking? :: 05/23/2000

05/17/2000 :: Hell is life not stopping when you want it to.

In my sanity I find insanity. :: 02/03/2000

11/16/1999 :: You can't resist temptation if you don't flirt with it.

Sometimes in order to remember you must forget everything. :: 11/15/1999

11/14/1999 :: Starting and sticking with are all you can do in life, besides give up.

In my teeth I grind my sleep. :: 11/13/1999

11/07/1999 :: Consciousness exists to destroy itself.

Beware quantum selfhood. Observation may cause change. :: 11/06/1999

11/05/1999 :: Consciousness causes causes.

Quote pre-emptively. Make every statement a wonder. :: 11/04/1999

10/02/1999 :: Interpret each phrase in light of the postceding.

Children yearn to know, adults are afraid not to. :: 09/28/1999

08/29/1999 :: To quote is to limit yourself to what's already been said.

I quote therefore I am. :: 07/28/1999

06/14/1999 :: Ignorance is nine tenths of the law.

Nonexistence of a black cat does not pre-empt the finding thereof. :: 05/31/1999

05/28/1999 :: Flowers for no reason is reason enough for flowers.

Jaded is a bad trip. :: 04/10/1999

03/30/1999 :: Sheep happens.

Sometimes pain has a habit of ignoring the fact that you're trying to ignore it. :: 01/26/1999

12/10/1998 :: That which is general is made less so when the particulars are instantiated.

Philosophers strive for senility. :: 10/01/1998

08/03/1998 :: Wax on? Fuck off!

And the Monk said... let there be God. And woe unto man, there was God. :: 05/06/1998

11/23/1997 :: Happy wits is when they go on strike. (a reinterpretation of 'ignorance is bliss', to the tune of not enough sleep)

Math is like the streets of Ankh Morpork. Nuff Said. :: 11/05/1997

11/01/1997 :: Society has many complex values -- real and imaginary intertwined in one hideous transformation of ethics.

Pointed implications are always more fun than the truth... :: 07/19/1997

07/11/1997 :: Having your fingers crushed under the heel of a boot hurts more when they're crossed.

FYI: ask fwhy. :: 06/20/1997

06/12/1997 :: Throttle throttle *WHAM*... Throttle throttle *WHAM*!

Oops! Wrong button! :: 1994

1991 :: A pigment of someone's distorted magnification...

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