Quotes: C

They talked a lot.

Nigel Calder on man

When men of action cease to believe in a cause, they believe only in action.

Camus

Lies are what the world lives on.

Joseph Campbell

A country that gets strong off its weak

Lorenzo Carcaterra

Broken men are blind to what they should see.

Lorenzo Carcaterra

The only person, who is with us our entire life, is ourself.

George Carlin

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

George Carlin

In our dash to defeat evil, we had only given it a wider field in which to run its own wretched course

Caleb Carr

Catfarmer has her own module of quotes here.

[Society’s] offspring, its sick conscience — a living reminder of all the hidden crimes we commit when we close ranks to live among each other .

Caleb Carr

A dead thing can go with the stream, but only a living thing can go against it.

G K Chesterton

Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.

G K Chesterton

The American people have “the morale of an army on the march.”

Michel Chevalier

The difference between theism and non-theism is not whether one does or does not believe in God. It is an issue that applies to everyone, including Buddhists and non-Buddhists. Theism is a deep-seated conviction that there’s some hand to hold: if we just do the right things, someone will appreciate us and take care of us … From this point of view, theism is an addiction. We’re all addicted to hope … Non-theism is relaxing with the ambiguity and uncertainty of the present moment without reaching for anything to protect ourselves … In a non-theistic state of mind, abandoning hope is an affirmation, the beginning of the beginning.

Pema Chodron

They don’t know themselves and they don’t want anyone else to know.

Noam Chomsky
On official ignorance among the intellectual classes
(on state crimes: death tolls, etc.)

There is nothing that is private property by nature.

Cicero

One of the greatest tragedies in human history was the hi-jacking of morality by religion.

Arthur C. Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C. Clarke

When I walk upon this land, this South Africa, I have a gathering feeling of walking on black faces.

JM Coetzee

Obstinate egotism … is a hallmark of human interaction with the environment.

Michael Crichton

We think that we know what we are doing. We have always thought so. We never seem to acknowledge that we are wrong in the past, and so might be wrong in the future. Instead, each generation writes off earlier errors as the result of bad thinking by inferior minds — and then confidently embarks on fresh errors of its own.

Michael Crichton

We are one of only three species on our planet that can claim to be self-aware, yet self-delusion may be a more significant characteristic of our kind.

Michael Crichton

I am as much for consent as any man; but where shall I find consent?

Oliver Cromwell

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About pk

Seems to me that some modicum of honesty is requisite to intelligence. If we look in the mirror and see not kleptocrats but Christians, we’re still in the same old trouble.
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