Kaolin Fire with GUD Issues 0 through 5

kaolin fire presents :: quotes

quoth the kaolin...


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


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


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


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


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


3/25/2013 :: 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.


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


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


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


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


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. :: 5/3/2012


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


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


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


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


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


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


08/04/2011 :: 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.


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


01/15/2011 :: 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.


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


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


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


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


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. :: 12/2/2009


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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. :: 01/18/2008


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


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. :: 05/24/2007


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


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. :: 01/17/2007


12/13/2006 :: 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?


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


11/20/2006 :: 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.


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. :: 07/20/2006


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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. :: 05/20/2004


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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. :: 09/08/2003


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


09/17/2001 :: 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.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Good; Yes and No shouldn't be wholly different things. :: 12/27/2000


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


08/31/1998 :: People deserve as much help as they can give you.


Morality is what you can get away with. :: 08/11/1998


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


01/27/1998 :: Nothing exists but angst.


Satire is the only legal way to plagiarise. :: 01/08/1998


02/08/1998 :: Devious is the mind of a failure.


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


1994 :: Oops! Wrong button!


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





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