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“I am who I am. My life is what I have chosen it to be, It is fruitful and abundant, My consciousness is at one with Nature and with this Universe. One of the things I have learned during my lifespan is to be oneself – never accept another person's criticism of your life – remember that there are millions of people out there who accept you for who and what you are. Know who you are – what others say, think or believe is completely irrelevant. ”  Michael J. Mason

“Life’s blows cannot break a person whose spirit is warmed by the fire of enthusiasm.” Norman Vincent Peale

It would take a civilization far more advanced than ours, unbelievably advanced, to begin to manipulate negative energy to create gateways to the past. But if you could obtain large quantities of negative energy—and that's a big “IF”—then you could create a time machine that apparently obeys Einstein's equation and perhaps the laws of quantum theory.  Michio Kaku

"The cosmos is within us. We are made of star-stuff. We are a way for the universe to know itself.." - Carl Sagan

"It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. In fact, some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct.." - Michio Kaku

"An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field."Niels Bohr

I was born not knowing, and have only had a little time to change that here and there. Richard P. Feynman

Quantum physics forms the foundation of chemistry, explaining how molecules are held together. It describes how real solids and materials behave and how electricity is conducted through them... It enabled the development of transistors, integrated circuits, lasers, LEDs, digital cameras and all the modern gadgetry that surrounds us.
Neil Turok

Readers probably haven't heard much about it yet, but they will. Quantum technology turns ordinary reality upside down.
Michael Crichton

"In fact, the mere act of opening the box will determine the state of the
cat, although in this case there were three determinate states the cat
could be in: these being Alive, Dead, and Bloody Furious.”
 ― Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies (referring to Schrödinger's cat )

“God does not play dice with the universe.”
Albert Einstein, The Born-Einstein Letters 1916-55
“So Einstein was wrong when he said, "God does not play dice." Consideration of black holes suggests, not only that God does play dice, but that he sometimes confuses us by throwing them where they can't be seen.”
― Stephen Hawking

"In the beginning there were only probabilities. The universe could only come into existence if someone observed it. It does not matter that the observers turned up several billion years later. The universe exists because we are aware of it."

Martin Rees

After you learn quantum mechanics you're never really the same again. Steven Weinberg

The girl I find who wants to talk about quantum theory in a bar is the one I want to marry.  Brandon Boyd

Find the guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or stay awake just to watch you sleep. The one who turns to his friends and says, “that’s her” – Anon

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it. – Stevie Wonder

The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right - Henry Ford

The best way to predict the future is to create it. - anon

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. – Max Lucado

You are who you are and what you are because of what has gone into your mind. You can change who you are and what you are by changing what goes into your mind - Zig Ziglar

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like – Will Rogers

Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. So practice happy thinking every day. Cultivate the merry heart, develop the happiness habit, and life will become a continual feast. – Norman Vincent Peale

A proverb is to speech as salt is to food. - Arabic Proverb

When you wholeheartedly adopt a ‘with all your heart’ attitude and go out with the positive principle, you can do incredible things. – Norman Vincent Peale

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back - Arthur Rubinstein.

Crystallize your goals. Make a plan for achieving them and set yourself a deadline. Then with supreme confidence, determination and disregard for obstacles and other people’s criticisms, carry out your plan. Paul Meyer

Stealing someone else's words frequently spares the embarrassment of eating your own. - Peter Anderson

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover – Mark Twain.

It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before…to test your limits…to break through barriers. – Anais Nin

Limitations live only in our minds. But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. – Jamie Paolinetti

The person who sends out positive thoughts activates the world around him positively and draws back to himself positive results. – Norman Vincent Peale

"On the Continent people have good food, in England people have good table manners"
 George Mikes, How to be an alien 1946

"Mom and Pop were just a couple of kids when they got married. He was eighteen, she was sixteen , and I was three"

 Billie Holiday (Eleanor Fagan) Lady sings the Blues 1958

"The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once"
 Samuel Smiles Self Help 1859

"Time, like an ever rolling stream, bears all its sons away; they fly forgotten, as a dream dies at the opening of day"

John Wesley The Psalms of David Imitated 1719

"Acting is a masochistic form of exhibitionism. It is not quite the occupation of an adult"  Laurence Olivier In Time 1978

"There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
But when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and Sisters I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear."
Rudyard Kipling The Power of the Dog 1909

"The more I see of men, the more I admire dogs" attr Mme de Sévigné 1626 - 1692

"There are two things to aim at in Life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second." Logan Pearsall Smith 1863 - 1946 Afterthoughts

"If they (the Republicans) will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them" Adlai Stevenson Speech during the 1952 Presidential campaign 1952

“La plus perdue de toutes les journées est celle oὑ l’on n’a pas ri” - “The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed” Nicolas Chamfort Maximes et pensées

"Never meddle with play-actors, for they're a favored race" Miguel Cervantes Don Quixote

"Time is the most valuable commodity there is. It costs nothing and all men are born with it. As it passes so it becomes more and more valuable to its owner until, inevitably, it runs out. Save it where you can, savor it while you still have it - it's the one commodity that you cannot pass on to another" Michael J Mason Blogspot 2011

“In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder, bloodshed – they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, five hundred years of democracy and peace, and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock!” Orson Welles The Third Man – words added to Graham Greene’s script 1949

"The follies which a man regrets most, in his life, are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity" Helen Rowland <i>A Guide to Men</i> 1922

"The Law of Casuality, I believe, much like that passes muster among philosophers, is a relic of a bygone age, surviving, like the monarchy, only because it is erroneously supposed to do no harm" Bertrand Russell <i>Mysticism and Logic</i> 1918

“If all be true that I do think, there are five reasons we should drink; Good wine, a friend, or being dry, or lest we should be by and by; Or any other reason why” Henry Aldrich <i>A Catch</i>

“Wives are young men’s mistresses, companions for middle age; and old men’s nurses” Francis Bacon <i>Of Marriage and Single Life</i>

“Hunger is the best sauce in the world” Miguel Cervantes <i>Don Quixote</i>

“I have found some of the best reasons I have ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top” Frank Colby <i>Essays</i>

"I speak Spanish to God, Italian to women, French to men, and German to my horse" Emperor Charles V