M T Anderson Famous Quotes & Sayings

100 M T Anderson Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

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When I am feeling rotten, I like to walk. When you walk, there's a kind of rhythm. Your mind slows down to match your body. Your thoughts start to go in lazy, comfortable circles. M T Anderson Sayings: When I am feeling rotten, I like to walk. When you walk, there's a kind
My idea of life, it's what happens when they're rolling the credits. M T Anderson Sayings: My idea of life, it's what happens when they're rolling the credits.
and we smoke their sorrow contentedly; and we eat their sorrow; and we wear their sorrow; and wonder how it came so cheap. It M T Anderson Sayings: and we smoke their sorrow contentedly; and we eat their sorrow; and we wear their
Almost nothing lives here anymore, except where we plant it? No. No, no, no. We don't know any of that. We have tea parties with our teddies. We go sledding. We enjoy being young. We take what's coming to us. That's our way. M T Anderson Sayings: Almost nothing lives here anymore, except where we plant it? No. No, no, no. We
Keep thinking. You can hear our brains rattling around inside us, like the littler Russian dolls. M T Anderson Sayings: Keep thinking. You can hear our brains rattling around inside us, like the littler Russian
Her slippers went fitik, fitik, sliss, fitik, on the floors. They were soft sounds, like the sounds mouths make when they open and close. M T Anderson Sayings: Her slippers went fitik, fitik, sliss, fitik, on the floors. They were soft sounds, like
Perhaps his gloom was due to his profession, that he lived among fallen empires, and in reading these languages that had not been spoken by the common man in centuries, he had all about him the ruin of language, evidence of toppled suburbs, grass growing among the mosaics, and voices that had been choked with poison, iron, age, or ash. M T Anderson Sayings: Perhaps his gloom was due to his profession, that he lived among fallen empires, and
If you have read many adventure novels, you'll know that spies spend about half of their time in the sewers. They run along sewer tunnels, shooting. They find secret hideaways in sewers. They take weird funeral barges through sewers, poled along by old men in hoods. In fact, if a spy's kid wants to get a message to their mom or dad, the easiest way to do it is just to flush it down the toilet. M T Anderson Sayings: If you have read many adventure novels, you'll know that spies spend about half of
Lily knew what he meant. She loved places that people had forgotten, like the old gas station rotting on the edge of the forest in Pelt, all gray wood and brown metal. She liked to walk there sometimes and imagine that during tempests the king of the forest, dry leaves swirling around his motorcycle, would skid to a halt and demand unleaded gas from shadowy attendants while a mossy-faced knight sat in his sidecar. M T Anderson Sayings: Lily knew what he meant. She loved places that people had forgotten, like the old
It's the end. It's the end of the civilization. We're going down.
No, it's sure not too attractive. Lenticels.
I just hope my kids don't live to see the last days. The things burning and people living in cellars.
Violet.
The only thing worse than the thought it may all come tumbling down is the thought that we may go on like this forever.
M T Anderson Sayings: It's the end. It's the end of the civilization. We're going down.No, it's sure not
People ask me whether I feel any hope for the future. I want to say to you: Yes, I do. I absolutely do.
Not hope for the human race; we're screwed. But I feel tremendous hope for the Insect Overlords who shall succeed us as masters of the Earth.
M T Anderson Sayings: People ask me whether I feel any hope for the future. I want to say
Image of a girl holding a blaster to a twin's temple. "Remember, bi***. You can't spell 'danger' without DNA."


Blam.
M T Anderson Sayings: Image of a girl holding a blaster to a twin's temple. "Remember, bi***. You can't
If we're going to ask our kids at age 18 to go off to war and die for their country, I don't see any problem with asking them at age 16 to think about what that might mean. M T Anderson Sayings: If we're going to ask our kids at age 18 to go off to war
He was possessed of a belief that nothing existed, or to be more precise, that only when things were perceived could we be sure that they existed. He troubled himself in arguments, therefore, that when he was not in his chamber, and no one else was in his chamber, there was no one who could say beyond a shadow of a doubt that his desk still existed ... or that the bed had not simply frayed into atoms ... [Dr. 03-01] developed the habit of quietly leaving company quite suddenly and charging above-stairs to his bedchamber, throwing open the door, and crying "Ah ha!" He found, always, that matter had retained its dubious solidity in his absence; but this did not deter him. M T Anderson Sayings: He was possessed of a belief that nothing existed, or to be more precise, that
You made her apologize for sickness. For her courage. You made her feel sorry for dying. M T Anderson Sayings: You made her apologize for sickness. For her courage. You made her feel sorry for
We watched each other's eyes. We were as strangers, in that moment - as intimate as strangers - for strangers know more of us, and can judge of us more without reproach than ever those we love. M T Anderson Sayings: We watched each other's eyes. We were as strangers, in that moment - as intimate
It meant different things to different people, but somehow it meant them all intensely. Shostakovich's words just confuse the issue. His symphony itself is what remains. Listen to it. It is your symphony to write with him. M T Anderson Sayings: It meant different things to different people, but somehow it meant them all intensely. Shostakovich's
The natural world is so adaptable ... So adaptable you wonder what's natural. M T Anderson Sayings: The natural world is so adaptable ... So adaptable you wonder what's natural.
I shall speak of love...
and of hate.
It is truly a marvel, but I tell you, hatred and love may live cramped together, crouching in the same heart.
M T Anderson Sayings: I shall speak of love...and of hate.It is truly a marvel, but I tell you,
I'm electric with vertigo, even though I'm on the ground, vertigo like I felt once when I stood on the edge of a high cliff in Arizona and looked straight down. M T Anderson Sayings: I'm electric with vertigo, even though I'm on the ground, vertigo like I felt once
I looked at her, and she was smiling like she was broken. M T Anderson Sayings: I looked at her, and she was smiling like she was broken.
It was a strange moment, like when you get sad after sex, and it feels like it's too late in the afternoon, even if it's morning, or night, and you turn away from the other person, and they turn away from you, and you lie there, and when you turn back towards them you can both see each other's moles. Usually there seem to shadows from Venetian blinds all across your legs. M T Anderson Sayings: It was a strange moment, like when you get sad after sex, and it feels
They told me of color, that it was an illusion of the eye, an event in the perceiver's mind, not in the object; they told me that color had no reality; indeed, they told me that color did not inhere in a physical body any more than pain was in a needle.
And then they imprisoned me in darkness; and though there was no color there, I still was black, and they still were white; and for that, they bound and gagged me.
M T Anderson Sayings: They told me of color, that it was an illusion of the eye, an event
In all things we become acclimated; this is our strength in wartime, and also our weakness. What is a principle, if it alter with circumstance?
But what is a man, if he cannot change to meet changed times?
And if he can change to meet changed times, is he a man, or several in succession?
M T Anderson Sayings: In all things we become acclimated; this is our strength in wartime, and also our
We could sing to lift our spirits,' one of them suggested.
Believe me, you want me to end the chapter now.
M T Anderson Sayings: We could sing to lift our spirits,' one of them suggested.Believe me, you want me
Your name is Chet? Chet the Celestial Being?"
"Look," he says. "I don't need this."
"Do you really think I'm becoming a vampire?"
"You are becoming a vampire. Within a few months, you'll be a killer." He moves to rise. "Damn," says Chet the Celestial Being. "I am unused to physical existence and my leg has fallen asleep."
(pg. 39)
M T Anderson Sayings: Your name is Chet? Chet the Celestial Being?""Look," he says. "I don't need this.""Do you
The tumults of time are oft passed by in records of the private memoirist; for our days consist not of the Senatorial speech and the refracted solar beam cast through heroic cloud, but rather of bread eaten, and ink blotted, and talk of the sermon, and walks along the whiskery avenues in the garden. M T Anderson Sayings: The tumults of time are oft passed by in records of the private memoirist; for
where we could see the stars. "Whoa," I said. "Isn't it beautiful?" "It's like . . . ," I said. "It's like a squid in love with the sky. M T Anderson Sayings: where we could see the stars. "Whoa," I said. "Isn't it beautiful?" "It's like .
The peasantry had only recently been freed from slavelike servitude, and they were crushed with debt. The economy was stagnant. The country was hardly industrialized; there were not many factories. Though in St. Petersburg itself, nobles and sophisticates attended balls in Parisian gowns and discussed the poetry of the French, this ramshackle empire also included huge, frigid wastes of fir tree and tundra, deserts where the only inhabitants were nomadic families with their herds, and mountain towns that had never even heard the name of their distant ruler. M T Anderson Sayings: The peasantry had only recently been freed from slavelike servitude, and they were crushed with
The hafts of the tools were stained black with th sweat of us all, our contributions, black and white alike. M T Anderson Sayings: The hafts of the tools were stained black with th sweat of us all, our
This is the war where we change. This is the trickster war. It's where we disappear, just like they desire us disappear. I spoke it you before: They wish us blank," he said, gesturing without thinking at Dr. Trefusis, who was the nearest exemplar of the white race. "They want us with no history and no memory. They want us empty as paper so they can write on us, so we ain't nothing but a price and an owner's name and a list of tasks. And that's what we'll give them. We'll give them your Nothing. We'll give them my William Williams and Henry Henry. We'll slip through and we'll change to who we must needs be and I will be all sly and have my delightful picaresque japes. But at the end of it, when it's over, I shall be one thing. I shall be one man, fixed, and not have to take no other name. I shall be one person steadily for some years."
"This is why we got to win ... If we ever wish to be one person, we got to win.
M T Anderson Sayings: This is the war where we change. This is the trickster war. It's where we
You're one funny enchilada, M T Anderson Sayings: You're one funny enchilada,
Prince, cast aside these Foreign Airs, which don't speak, 'cept to the Head," said I (without Thought, but only Combustion of the Tongue), crying, "Poor timid Creature, cast them aside, and instead play the Simple Things in your HEART!"
He replied, "What is in my Heart is not simple."
& I says, "Then you han't listened."
& He says, "I listen, & cannot understand its Speech."
& I says, "Then it ain't your Heart you hear."
"The Human Heart," recited he bitterly as if from some damp Lesson, "is a Muscle that operates through Constriction." His Work on the Oysters grew defiant. "I have seen a Heart lying on a Plate, jolted with Electricity. It had as much to say dead as alive."
Now I was terrified at his Past & his Secrets & I asked for no more Music.
M T Anderson Sayings: Prince, cast aside these Foreign Airs, which don't speak, 'cept to the Head," said I
The sky was as blue as a stupid postcard, and the islands were as green as islands. M T Anderson Sayings: The sky was as blue as a stupid postcard, and the islands were as green
People talk about the beauty of the spring, but I can't see it. The trees are brown and bare, slimy with rain. Some are crawling with new purple hairs. And the buds are bulging like tumorous acne, and I can tell that something wet, and soft, and cold, and misshapen is about to be born.
And I am turning into a vampire.
M T Anderson Sayings: People talk about the beauty of the spring, but I can't see it. The trees
was like I kept buying these things to be cool, but cool was always flying just ahead of me, and I could never exactly catch up to it. M T Anderson Sayings: was like I kept buying these things to be cool, but cool was always flying
I hope thou shalt never retreat beneath the ground. The sun is thy inheritance. The sky is thy birthright. Stay here, my boy, and with the conversation of mankind. rejoice in the light. M T Anderson Sayings: I hope thou shalt never retreat beneath the ground. The sun is thy inheritance. The
Jasper pointed out, "We've passed that statue seven times in the last hour."
"Very popular," said Bntno. "Who don't like that statue?"
"We're going in circles," said Jasper.
"Not circles," said Bntno. "Irregular polygons."
"Oh, come on!" complained Katie.
"No," said Jasper ruefully, "he's right. Maybe a trapezoid.
M T Anderson Sayings: Jasper pointed out, "We've passed that statue seven times in the last hour.""Very popular," said
The British Army and Navy sang a rousing song called "Heart of Oak"; the rebels had writ one to counter it called "The Liberty Song." Both songs blustered of freedom; but both were sung to the same tune.
And we, to avoid offense, played the tune without words.
M T Anderson Sayings: The British Army and Navy sang a rousing song called "Heart of Oak"; the rebels
The worst stage was when one could tell she was still awake and almost alert, but she knew that nothing worked. Imprisoned. She was imprisoned. In a statue like the Sphinx. Looking out from the eyes. Her own mind, at that point, was as small and bewildered as a little fly. Behind great battlements. M T Anderson Sayings: The worst stage was when one could tell she was still awake and almost alert,
I looked over at her face. I could see the light from my heartbeat on her tears. M T Anderson Sayings: I looked over at her face. I could see the light from my heartbeat on
We got some that were plain and some cinnamon. I liked the cinnamon better. Violet said that it was important to start with the plain, so that the cinnamon seemed more like a change. She said she had a theory that everything was better if you delayed it. She had this whole thing about self-control, okay, and the importance of self-control. M T Anderson Sayings: We got some that were plain and some cinnamon. I liked the cinnamon better. Violet
One day, many years after the siege was lifted and the war was over, two nutritionists met by chance. They introduced themselves. One, Alexei Bezzubov, had worked at Leningrad's Vitamin Institute, seeking out new sources of protein for the hungry. The other, as it turned out, was Ernst Ziegelmeyer, deputy quartermaster of Hitler's army, the man who'd been assigned to calculate how quickly Leningrad would fall without food deliveries. Now these two men met in peace: the one who had tried to starve a city, and the other who had tried to feed it. Ziegelmeyer pressed Bezzubov incredulously: "However did you hold out? How could you? It's quite impossible! I wrote a deposition that it was physically impossible to live on such a ration." Bezzubov could not provide a scientific, purely nutritive answer. There was none. Instead, he "talked of faith in victory, of the spiritual reserves of Leningraders, which had not been accounted for in the German professor's M T Anderson Sayings: One day, many years after the siege was lifted and the war was over, two
So one time I said to her that she should stop reading it, because it was just depressing, so she was like, But I want to know what's going on, so I was like, Then you should do something about it. It's a free country. You should do something. She was like, Nothing's ever going to happen in a two-party system. She was like, da da da, nothing's ever going to change, both parties are in the pocket of big business, da da da, all that? So I was like, You got to believe in the people, it's a democracy, we can change things.
She was like, It's not a democracy.
M T Anderson Sayings: So one time I said to her that she should stop reading it, because it
... It's like a spiral: They keep making everything more basic so it will appeal to everyone. And gradually, everyone gets used to everything being basic, so we get less and less varied as people, more simple. So the corps make everything even simpler. And it goes on and on. M T Anderson Sayings: ... It's like a spiral: They keep making everything more basic so it will appeal
Music hath its land of origin; and yet it is also its own country, its own sovereign power, and all may take refuge there, and all, once settled, may claim it as their own, and all may meet there in amity; and these instruments, as surely as instruments of torture, belong to all of us. M T Anderson Sayings: Music hath its land of origin; and yet it is also its own country, its
Hosiah Lister, now dead, rec'd his freedom."
Consider, then, the full measure of my sadness, reading this inscription; not merely for Hosiah Lister, but for all of us, consider the dear cost of liberty in a world so hostile, so teeming with enemies and opportunists, that one could not become free without casting aside all casualty, all choice, all will, all identity; finding freedom only in the spacious blankness of unbeing, the wide plains of nonentity, infinite and still.
M T Anderson Sayings: Hosiah Lister, now dead, rec'd his freedom."Consider, then, the full measure of my sadness, reading
Katie cleared her throat again. Then she looked into the window at her gums. She said, To change the subject, do you think I could tell if I had gingivitis? M T Anderson Sayings: Katie cleared her throat again. Then she looked into the window at her gums. She
Perhaps," said Jasper shyly, "you would like some Gargletine Instant Breakfast Drink?"
Katie fixed him with a long, level stare. Gargletine TM caused hysteria in lab rats and took the brown off horses. "Maybe not," said Katie. "But thanks.
M T Anderson Sayings: Perhaps," said Jasper shyly, "you would like some Gargletine Instant Breakfast Drink?"Katie fixed him with
It felt good, really good, just to scream finally. I felt like I was singing a hit single. But in Hell. M T Anderson Sayings: It felt good, really good, just to scream finally. I felt like I was singing
And then, this she offered to me, my one truth: "Our language," she said, "is not spoken, but sung ... Not simply words ... and grammar ... but melody. It was hard ... thus ... to learn English ... this language of wood. For the people of your nation, Octavian, all speech is song. M T Anderson Sayings: And then, this she offered to me, my one truth: "Our language," she said, "is
All the beasts from sloth to pigmy shrew, arrayed silently in ordered cavalcade as if waiting admission to the Ark. M T Anderson Sayings: All the beasts from sloth to pigmy shrew, arrayed silently in ordered cavalcade as if
When no one was going to pay for the public schools anymore and they were all like filled with guns and drugs and English teachers who were really pimps and stuff, some of the big media congloms got together and gave all this money and bought the schools so that all of them could have computers and pizza for lunch and stuff, which they gave for free, and now we do stuff in classes about how to work technology and how to find bargains and what's the best way to get a job and how to decorate our bedroom. M T Anderson Sayings: When no one was going to pay for the public schools anymore and they were
I can read. A little. I kind of protested it in School(TM). On the grounds that the silent 'E' is stupid. M T Anderson Sayings: I can read. A little. I kind of protested it in School(TM). On the grounds
Whispering makes a narrow place narrower. M T Anderson Sayings: Whispering makes a narrow place narrower.
With a hologram, like when your teacher is one of them, if you aren't looking right at them, they sometimes seem to be hollow. You see them and suddenly they don't have a face that pokes out. Their faces poke in, their nose and so on, and there is nothing inside them. If you don't look right at them, they can look just like an empty shell. M T Anderson Sayings: With a hologram, like when your teacher is one of them, if you aren't looking
Lily told her about what had happened so far. (If you're interested, you can go back to the beginning of the book and read all the way through to this point again.) M T Anderson Sayings: Lily told her about what had happened so far. (If you're interested, you can go
We are the nation of dreams. We are seers. We are wizards. We speak in visions. Our letters are like flocks of doves, released from under our hats. We have only to stretch out our hand and desire, and what we wish for settles like a kerchief in our palm. We are a race of sorcerers, enchanters. We are Atlantis. We are the wizard-isle of Mu. M T Anderson Sayings: We are the nation of dreams. We are seers. We are wizards. We speak in
I have this weird, bad feeling," said another boy. "In my feeling parts. Like something bad is going to happen. M T Anderson Sayings: I have this weird, bad feeling," said another boy. "In my feeling parts. Like something
I always thought you were someone things happened to."
"What sorts of things?"
"You know. I thought you led a life of risk and adventure."
She shrugged. "Here's what I know: People will think that, if you have a certain kind of hair.
M T Anderson Sayings: I always thought you were someone things happened to.""What sorts of things?""You know. I thought
I run through the woods, at once applauding myself for my wit-"
"Well deserved, sir. Well deserved."
"And at the self instant, I am grinding my teeth because I am a vain, revenging idiot and shall be run down because of it.
M T Anderson Sayings: I run through the woods, at once applauding myself for my wit-""Well deserved, sir. Well
Each of us hides our own private Delaware lost in the gray jungle-tangle of our brains. No one else can know its depths and byways. No one else can know the height of its towers, the secrets of its tides and pools. There will always be lost lagoons to find there, and ruins almost hidden by the sand. There will always be monsters of great beauty and good men with ugly frowns. The forests are dark but lights bob among the branches. You are at home there, more at home than anyplace else, and yet you will never go there in your life. Their legends are yours. The pirates sale around the cape, a crew of skeletons in the rigging. Milkmaids run down mountain passes, dragging kites behind them. Wizards crack their backs after long days of chalk and incantation while above the crowded bazaars, over the golden temples, against the setting sun, around the ruddy minarets, the pterodactyls call out a long farewell. M T Anderson Sayings: Each of us hides our own private Delaware lost in the gray jungle-tangle of our
There is no refreshment more gratifying to the soul than the sight of Nature in her summer finery, before the heat is at its most intense. She is soothing, but not soporific; intoxicating without inebriation. M T Anderson Sayings: There is no refreshment more gratifying to the soul than the sight of Nature in
Some love is so powerful after all, that it must always include sadness, because encrypted within it is the knowledge that someday it will come to an end. M T Anderson Sayings: Some love is so powerful after all, that it must always include sadness, because encrypted
...I meditated on the passage of time, and how it may be found in both a dry and a wet or gaseous state; how, though lush, it might be dessicated for storage. M T Anderson Sayings: ...I meditated on the passage of time, and how it may be found in both
We all flee in hope of finding some ground of security M T Anderson Sayings: We all flee in hope of finding some ground of security
when I think of really living, living to the full - all my ideas are just the opening credits of sitcoms. M T Anderson Sayings: when I think of really living, living to the full - all my ideas are
I don't know. D'you think? He's pretty wide in the chest."
The girl looked at me, and I was frozen. So I said, "Yeah. I work out."
Violet asked me, "What are you? What's your cup size?"
I shrugged and played along. "Like, nine and a half?" I guessed. "That's my shoe size."
Violet said, "I think he'd like something slinky, kind of silky."
I said, "As long as you can stop me from rubbing myself up against a wall the whole time."
"Okay," said Violet, holding her hands up like she was annoyed. "Okay, the chemise last week was a mistake.
M T Anderson Sayings: I don't know. D'you think? He's pretty wide in the chest." The girl looked at
My boy - we are a tiny race . . . involved in a vast pursuit . . . amidst the cold stars . . . and all bound together by reason and amity. M T Anderson Sayings: My boy - we are a tiny race . . . involved in a vast
I went to him & put my Hand upon his Shoulder.
Said he to me, "God forgive me. Her Name - I never knew her Name."
Which meant not a Jot to me - and yet my Heart was the Thing that broke.
M T Anderson Sayings: I went to him & put my Hand upon his Shoulder.Said he to me, "God
Those accustomed to failure fear the novelty of success. Those taught the lessons of subordination are oft timid in the school of self-service. M T Anderson Sayings: Those accustomed to failure fear the novelty of success. Those taught the lessons of subordination
I am messaging you to say that I love you, and that you're completely wrong about me thinking you're stupid. I always thought you could teach me things. I was always waiting. You're not like the others. You say things that no one expects you to. You think you're stupid. You want to be stupid. But you're someone people could learn from. M T Anderson Sayings: I am messaging you to say that I love you, and that you're completely wrong
The Leningrad Public Library remained open throughout the siege and became a place for people to congregate. People came to the library to read, even when weak from cold and exhaustion ... Some died in their places, with a book propped in front of them ... In the course of the war, the librarians greatly expanded the collection, purchasing books from the starving, who were desperate to sell anything for food. Some of the city's librarians scoured bombed ruins for volumes, scrabbling over the piles of brick with their backpacks full of salvaged books. M T Anderson Sayings: The Leningrad Public Library remained open throughout the siege and became a place for people
When spies aren't in sewer tunnels, they're usually crawling through air ducts. I'm not sure exactly why this is. It makes you kind of wonder: Are spies just frustrated maintenance men? Is that what spies really want to be doing? Plumbing? Air conditioner repair? I fear the day that they follow their dream, lay down their laser-gun cigarette lighters, and pick up wrenches. Our country will be in great peril, though with fewer toilets backing up and more of our houses at a uniform sixty-eight degrees Fahrenheit. M T Anderson Sayings: When spies aren't in sewer tunnels, they're usually crawling through air ducts. I'm not sure
How do we change - within moments, the whole form of our habits and dispositions may become alien to us, and we almost cannot remember what we were. M T Anderson Sayings: How do we change - within moments, the whole form of our habits and dispositions
Do not speak glibly of virtue. Nothing shall change-nothing-so long as each individual awaits preferment rather than embodying beneficence in himself; so long as we wait upon the edicts of a government ruled by invested and interested men looking to their private purses; so long as we idle in expectation that all shall be healed, and that we shall somehow be stopped in our career of plunder by an eighteen-hundred-year-old mummy, scarred with the wounds of torture, falling out of the sky or stumbling out of the desert, eyes filled with the tears that we should weep ourselves. M T Anderson Sayings: Do not speak glibly of virtue. Nothing shall change-nothing-so long as each individual awaits preferment
Then it was this big thing. She was like, 'I never want to see you again', and I was like, 'Fine. Okay? Fine. Then get some special goggles. M T Anderson Sayings: Then it was this big thing. She was like, 'I never want to see you
It makes good times even better when you know they are going to end. Like grilled vegetables are better because some of them are partly soot. M T Anderson Sayings: It makes good times even better when you know they are going to end. Like
Dear reader. Dear, dear reader. Here we find ourselves, you and me, engaged in a book in which someone has just exclaimed, in all seriousness, 'The sentient lobsters!'
How did we end up here? Did we make some mistake along the way?
M T Anderson Sayings: Dear reader. Dear, dear reader. Here we find ourselves, you and me, engaged in a
Of course, I had my heart broken as a teen. I was desperately in love with myself. Then I found out that I was completely shallow. I haven't spoken to myself since. M T Anderson Sayings: Of course, I had my heart broken as a teen. I was desperately in love
That's one of the great things about the feed - that you can be supersmart without ever working. Everyone is supersmart now. You can look things up automatic, like science and history, like if you want to know which battles of the Civil War George Washington fought in and shit. It's more now, it's not so much about the educational stuff but more regarding the fact that everything that goes on, goes on on the feed. M T Anderson Sayings: That's one of the great things about the feed - that you can be supersmart
There's an ancient saying in Japan, that life is like walking from one side of infinite darkness to another, on a bridge of dreams. They say that we're all crossing the bridge of dreams together. That there's nothing more than that. Just us, on the bridge of dreams. M T Anderson Sayings: There's an ancient saying in Japan, that life is like walking from one side of
In my fancy, you perch in the Cooperage & I smell the Peel of the Wood, & the Staves are around you & the white Hogsheads newly bound & the Shavings curled and looped upon the Floor, silver and gold--& you are eating a fat Mushroom. M T Anderson Sayings: In my fancy, you perch in the Cooperage & I smell the Peel of the
There is no virtue in concealment. When the earth is rendered chaos, regulations of speech and propriety are rendered impotent, just as city may become desolate, and street, battle ground, and flesh may become fire. M T Anderson Sayings: There is no virtue in concealment. When the earth is rendered chaos, regulations of speech
Torture is a good way to get people to talk but a poor method of finding out the truth; people confess whether there is any reality to the confession or not.

-Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad
M T Anderson Sayings: Torture is a good way to get people to talk but a poor method of
We enter a time of calamity. Blood on the tarmac. Fingers in the juicer. Towers of air frozen in the lunar wastes. Models dead on the runways, with their legs facing backward. Children with smiles that can't be undone. Chicken shall rot in the aisles. See the pillars fall. M T Anderson Sayings: We enter a time of calamity. Blood on the tarmac. Fingers in the juicer. Towers
Cars were stopped in the middle of roads so people could run into discount clothing stores. M T Anderson Sayings: Cars were stopped in the middle of roads so people could run into discount clothing
Jasper was clearly impressed. "Katie," he said, "I didn't realize you knew so much about dinosaurs."
"Yeah," said Katie resentfully. "I had to redo a class project on them when I was in fifth grade. They asked us to make a model of a dinosaur, so I made one by covering one of my old Star-Wonder Glitter Ponies with clay. You know, I gave him wings and stuff. The teacher didn't like it because he said there wasn't a real dinosaur that had wings and four legs. And a pink-and-blue sparkly mane. He gave me a D-minus and said it was a sad day for paleontology.
M T Anderson Sayings: Jasper was clearly impressed. "Katie," he said, "I didn't realize you knew so much about
We Americans are interested only in the consumption of our products. We have no interest in how they are produced, or what happens to them once we discard them, once we throw them away. M T Anderson Sayings: We Americans are interested only in the consumption of our products. We have no interest
Hold on to your hats, ladies!' cried Jasper Dash. 'You're in for a wild ride! This futuristic buggy can attain speeds of up to thirty-five miles per hour! M T Anderson Sayings: Hold on to your hats, ladies!' cried Jasper Dash. 'You're in for a wild ride!
I hope,' muttered Jasper, 'we do not ever shop again at a place where vampires can buy clip-on bow ties. You would think with all of eternity in front of them, they could take the time to learn a simple knot. M T Anderson Sayings: I hope,' muttered Jasper, 'we do not ever shop again at a place where vampires
Who do we seek, my spies? Again and again, I announce to the world: I. M. Realdom! I. M. Realdom! I. M. Realdom! I cannot say it too often! Do you have that? M T Anderson Sayings: Who do we seek, my spies? Again and again, I announce to the world: I.
It does not take long to die, nor to kill. A life is present or absent, and it is an instant passed between those extremities. M T Anderson Sayings: It does not take long to die, nor to kill. A life is present or
You need the noise of your friends in space. M T Anderson Sayings: You need the noise of your friends in space.
Tomorrow is the benefit dinner for the Save the Chameleon Fund. The Decentville Zoo thinks their chameleons are either dead, missing, or plaid. M T Anderson Sayings: Tomorrow is the benefit dinner for the Save the Chameleon Fund. The Decentville Zoo thinks
Altruism is the kind of pie best eaten with a lot of gravy and little inspection of the kind of kidney it's stuffed with. M T Anderson Sayings: Altruism is the kind of pie best eaten with a lot of gravy and little
We believe that the body hath its rights - to move in a reasonable ambit - to raise, to lower its limbs - but across the face of this earth, there are every day those who suffer unforgivable torments, strapped or chained, confined in boxes or in the holds of ships. May the Lord remind me of this always as I walk free upon paths, and may I thus always give thanks unto Him for the strange, small gifts of gesture, of simple tasks done with requisite care and sphere of action. M T Anderson Sayings: We believe that the body hath its rights - to move in a reasonable ambit
Gradually, like the emigration of an insidious, phantom population, Leningrad belonged more to the dead than to the living. The dead watched over streets and sat in snow-swamped buses. Whole apartment buildings were tenanted by them, where in broken rooms, dead families sat waiting at tables. Their dominion spread room by room, like lights going out in evening. M T Anderson Sayings: Gradually, like the emigration of an insidious, phantom population, Leningrad belonged more to the dead
The whales," explained Katie, "are going to invade."
"Can I tell you a story, girls?" The police officer leaned back and rested his heels on his computer keyboard. He said patiently, "In the nineteen-sixties there was something called the British Invasion. But no British people really invaded us. It was called an invasion, but all that happened was a lot of British bands sold a lot of records in the United States."
"So you're saying," said Katie, "that really these whales are just going to release a lot of hit singles."
"Don't get fresh," said the police officer. "I'm saying that just because there was something called the British Invasion doesn't mean you should be afraid of British people. See what I mean? The British have never invaded America."
Lily mumbled, "What about the War of 1812?"
"What about it?"
"They burned down Washington D.C.
M T Anderson Sayings: The whales," explained Katie, "are going to invade.""Can I tell you a story, girls?" The
I could see my face, crying, in her blank eye. M T Anderson Sayings: I could see my face, crying, in her blank eye.