There was once a conjurer who boasted that he had become god-like. One god happened to overhear, and challenged him to a contest.
“Can you do this?” the god asked, scooping up a handful of dirt and making it into a bird. They watched the bird fly away.
“Sure,” said the conjure-man, and reached down for a handful of raw material.
“Hey,” said god. “Use your own dirt.”
[found: Making Light: “Fanfic”: force of nature]
“Hell begins on the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do.”
~ Gian Carlo Menotti
[found by Alice]
“Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration. That we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively. There is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here’s Tom with the weather.”
~ Bill Hicks
[source: The Comedian As Confidence Man … – Google Book Search
“I remember years ago reading a synopsis of the film Frozen Ghost, which was something like, ‘a hypnotist investigates a murder in a wax museum.’ You read that and think, ‘What good is a hypnotist in a wax museum?’ It seems an almost existential premise — no matter how good a hypnotist you are, youre not getting anywhere with a wax dummy, you know? Suddenly, it seems ripe with themes of powerlessness and tragedy — like a classic film noir dead end.”
~ Richard Sala
[source: The Groovy Age of Horror: THE WORLD OF RICHARD SALA, Pt. 3
“There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
~ Douglas Adams
“Don’t believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.”
~ Douglas Adams
“Reality is nothing but a collective hunch.”
~ Lily Tomlin