Quotes: L

From unity comes duality; From duality comes trinity; From trinity comes infinity.

Lao Tsu
pk translating

Society … a malevolent, partly-insane beast

DH Lawrence

His lies were not fabrications. They were a brilliantly devised distorting lens that turned facts into monsters, yet left them looking like facts.

John Le Carré

Unfortunately it is the weak who destroy the strong.

John Le Carré

The State is a machine. We could unplug the machine, now.

Ursula K. Le Guin

The State recognizes no coinage but power: and it issues the coins itself.

Ursula K. Le Guin

Then force entered in; might making right; power, and its tool, violence, and its most devoted ally, the averted eye.

Ursula K. Le Guin

I’ve got to follow them, I am their leader.


I think my English gets worse. It’s a tough language for the French, we phrase things completely different.

Claude Lelouch

When you get to the top don’t forget to send the elevator back down.

Ramsey Lewis


Is it AD yet? Life of Brian (near the crucifixion)

Force is all conquering, but its victories are short lived.

Abraham Lincoln

In order to obtain a certain result you must want to obtain precisely that result. I need only such people as will obtain the results I need.

Trofim Lysenko
Stalin’s agronomist!

Soviet science! How come it took them so long to go down the hole?

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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