Q: Do you ever get tired of being called controversial?
A: I don’t consider my ideas controversial. I consider them right.

Lynn Margulis, https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/discover-interview-lynn-margulis-says-shes-not-controversial-shes-right 

The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears or the sea.

Isak Dinesen


The point of exams is to make studying other stuff a forbidden pleasure.



Sometimes I even like it when people are rude to each other (as long as nobody is picking on anyone, which bothers me) because it gets out my urban aggression by proxy: just seeing other people be pushy and pointy helps me find my zen.

Cathy O’Neill (about life in NYC)


A nerd is someone who thinks it’s morally wrong to make a good first impression

PJ Eby on LW (I haven’t verified this)