W O R D S !
These are mostly, vaguely ordered. :-) Have fun!
Dreams and Imagination
- Without music, life would be an error.
- Music, the greatest good that mortals know,
And all of heaven we have below. -- John Addison, "Song for St.
- La musique me prend comme une mer! -- Baudelaire
- Music is like making love: either all or nothing. -- Isaac
- Fiddle hickies?
I view them the same as I viewed the other kind when I was a teenager.
Back then, it was a badge of honor to show you had been with your puppy
Now, a fiddle hickey shows the world that I have been with my
four-stringed mistress. And my wife isn't even jealous. -- Mike
- We consider that any man who can fiddle all through one of those
Virginia Reels without losing his grip may be depended upon in any kind of
musical emergency. -- Mark Twain
- Writing about music is like dancing about
architecture. -- Laurie Anderson
- To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself,
incredible and inconceivable. -- Aaron Copland
- If you can talk, you can sing
If you can walk, you can dance. -- African proverb
- When I was young you never heard anything about Celtic music.... But
now there's money to it and they call it Celtic. It's bloody ridiculous,
to tell you the truth. -- Norman Kennedy, Scotch folk singer
- He was a fiddler, and consequently a rogue. -- Jonathon Swift
- Is it not strange that sheep's guts should hale men's souls from their
bodies? -- Benedick, "Much Ado About Nothing"
- Imagination is more important than knowledge.
-- Albert Einstein
- Imagination is the eye of the soul. -- Joseph Joubert
- One expected growth, change; without it, the world was less, the well
of inspiration dried up, the muses fled. -- Charles deLint, Memory
- An artist without ideas is a mendicant; barren, he goes begging among
the hours. -- Irving Stone, The Agony and the Ecstasy
- Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the
imagination when awake? -- Leonardo da Vinci
- Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely
insane every night of our lives. -- William Dement
- Our dreams are firsthand creations, rather than residues of waking
life. We have the capacity for infinite creativity; at least while
dreaming, we partake of the power of the immanent Spirit, the infinite
Godhead that creates the cosmos. -- Gorden Globus
- All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream. -- Edgar Allen Poe, "A Dream Within a
- To surrender dreams, this may be madness. -- "Man of La Mancha"
- A certain amount of reverie is good, like a narcotic in discreet
doses. It soothes the fever, occasionally high, of the brain at work, and
produces in the mind a soft, fresh vapor that corrects the all too angular
contours of pure thought, fills up the gaps and intervals here and there,
binds them together, and dulls the sharp corners of ideas. But too much
reverie submerges and drowns. -- Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
- Man lives by imagination. -- Havelock Ellis
- There is a dream dreaming us. -- A Kalahari Bushman, as quoted by
- That fairy kind of writing which depends only upon the force of
imagination. -- John Dryden, King Arthur, dedication
- Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams,
Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round. -- W.B. Yeats
- Those who compared our life to a dream were right.... We sleeping
wake, and waking sleep. -- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
- What is life? A madness. What is life? An illusion, a shadow, a story.
And the greatest good is little enough; for all life is a dream, and
dreams themselves are only dreams. -- Pedro Calderon de la Barca
- "How can you see something that isn't there?" yawned the Humbug, who
wasn't fully awake yet.
"Sometimes it's much simpler than seeing things that are," Alec said. "For
instance, if something is there, you can only see it with your eyes open,
but if it isn't there, you can see it just as well with your eyes closed.
That's why imaginary things are often easier to see than real ones." --
Norton Juster, The Phantom Tollbooth
- Talking, talking. Spinning a web of words, pale walls of dreams,
between myself and all I see. -- John Gardner, Grendel
- Better reality than a dream: if something is real, then it's real and
you're not to blame. -- Umberto Eco, Foucault's Pendulum
- Le coeur a ses raison que la raison ne connait pas.
-- Blaise Pascal
- Try as you will, you cannot annihilate that eternal relic of the human
heart, love. -- Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
- Man is an idea, and a precious small idea once he turns his back on
love. -- Albert Camus, The Plague
- "Love" is that condition in which the happiness of another person is
essential to your own.... Jealousy is a disease, love is a healthy
condition. The immature mind often mistakes one for the other, or assumes
that the greater the love, the greater the jealousy. -- Robert
Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
- That best portion of a good man's life,
His little, nameless, unremembered acts
Of kindness and of love. -- William Wordsworth
- If thou must love me, let it be for naught
Except for love's sake only. -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning
- Excellant wretch! Perdition catch my soul
But I do love thee! And when I love thee not,
Chaos is come again. -- Shakespeare, Othello, III, iii,
- And love's the noblest fraility of the mind. -- John Dryden
- Love is a game of Calvinball. -- Alan Jaffray
- I had that sense of recognition . . . here was something which I had
known all my life, only I didn't know it . . . . -- Ralph Vaughan
- Close your eyes, for your eyes will only tell the truth and the truth
0isn't what you want to see. . . . In the dark it is easy to pretend that
the truth is what it ought to be.
-- The Phantom of the Opera
- The trouble with the future is that it keeps becoming the present.
-- "Calvin and Hobbes"
- "Will you write the story?"
"If there is one."
"Happy ending or no?" He was serious.
She attempted a smile. "Fairy tales always have a happy ending."
He leaned back in his chair. "That depends."
"On whether you are Rumplestiltskin or the Queen."
-- Jane Yolen, Briar Rose
- Every piece of writing . . . starts from what I call a grit . . . a
sight or sound, a sentence or happening that does not pass away . . . but
quite inexplicably lodges in the mind.
-- Rumer Godden
- Why be normal?
-- Bumper sticker
- I'd rather be reading!
-- Bumper sticker
- Do not think you are on the right road just because it is a
- We do not remember days; we remember moments.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
- . . . [she] lifted her chin up a couple of notches. I saw the little
creases in the flesh of her neck, just the tiniest little creases, and
little mark left day by day by the absolutely infinitesimal gossamer cord
of thugee which time throws around the pretties neck every day to garrote
it. The cord is so gossamer that it breaks every day, but the marks get
there finally, and finally one day the gossamer cord doesn't break and it
-- Robert Penn Warren, All the King's Men
- God creates dinosaurs; God destroys dinosaurs. God creates Man; Man
destroys God. Man creates dinosuars. . . .
-- Jurassic Park
- ...society is guilty in not providing universal free education, and it
must anser for the night it produces. If the soul is left in darkness,
sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin, but
the one who has caused the darkness. -- Victor Hugo, Les
- Wisdom is a sacred communion. -- Victor Hugo, Les
- A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.
-- Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
- To think of shadows is a serious thing. -- Victor Hugo, Les
- Civil war? What does that mean? Is there any foreign war? Isn't every
war fought between men, between brothers? -- Victor Hugo, Les
- To love beauty is to see light. -- Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
- Everything being a constant carnival, there is no carnival left. --
Victor Hugo, Les Miserables
- Shape is not man. Man is grokking.... Yet the boy was right; shape was
irrelevant in defining "Man," as unimportant as the bottle containing the
wine. -- Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
- Only the shallow know themselves. -- Oscar Wilde
- To be great is to be misunderstood. -- Ralp Waldo Emerson
- Si Dieu n'existait pas, il faudrait l'inventer. -- Voltaire
- Tempus edax rerum. -- Ovid
- Here we are, trapped in the amber of the moment. There is no
why. -- Kurt Vonnegut
- Arguably, no artist grows up: If he sheds the perceptions of
childhood, he ceases being an artist. -- Ned Rorem
- Architecture in general is frozen music. -- Nietzsche
- It's a magical world, Hobbes, ol' buddy.... Let's go exploring! --
"Calvin and Hobbes," 1 January 1998
- The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well. --
- I sound my barbaric YAWP over the rooftops of the world. Walt
- L'Enfer -- c'est les autres. -- Jean-Paul Sartre, "Huis Clos"
- Stupidity has a knack of getting its way. -- Albert Camus, The
- Life is predictably unpredictable. -- Unknown
- Man, a social animal, could not avoid government any more than an
individual could escape bondage to his bowels. But simply because an evil
was inescapable was no reason to term it "good." -- Robert
Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
- Memory could be poked with a stick, savored in the mouth like a
popsicle; you could never get enough of it. Carol Shields, The
- What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself.
There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.
-- Ludwig van Beethoven
- We live with our archtypes, but can we live in them? -- Poul
Anderson, "Queen of Air and Darkness"
- "...Are they [humans] angels, even plucked ones?"
The old crow, who had a liking for metaphysics, propped one eyelid open
and said, "Any sensible creature would vall them devils. Puffballs fo
vanity when they're not being absurdly violent; wretchedly unhappy in
their mental prisons, and too stubborn to open the door and escape."
-- Deepak Chopra, The Return of Merlin
- Man is nothing else but what he makes of himself. -- Jean-Paul
Sartre, "Existentialism," from Existentialism and Human Emotions
- ...the hero makes himself heroic. There's always a possibility for the
coward not to be cowardly any more and for the hero to stop be being
heroic. -- Jean-Paul Sartre, "Existentialism," from Existentialism
and Human Emotions
- Outside of a dog, a book is your best friend. And inside of a dog,
it's too dark to read. -- Groucho Marx
- Architecture has recorded the great ideas of the human race. Not only
every religious symbol, but every human thought has its page in that vast
book. -- Victor Hugo, Notre Dame de Paris
- Human intelligence discovered a way of perpetuating itself, one not
only more durable and more resistant than architecture, but also simpler
and easier. Architecture was dethroned. The stone letters of Orpheus gave
way to the lead letters of Gutenburg.
The book will kill the edifice. -- Victor Hugo, Notre Dame de Paris
- There is no sin except stupidity. -- Oscar Wilde
- We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
-- Oscar Wilde
- Please do not shoot the pianist. He is doing his best. -- Oscar
- Afoot and lighthearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me
leading wherever I choose. -- Walt Whitman
- What you lose in blindness is the space around you, the place where
you are, and without that you might not exist. You could be nowhere at
all. -- Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
- It wasn't a matter of courage or dreams, but something a whole lot
simpler. A pilot would call it ground orientation. I'd spent a long time
circling above the clouds, looking for life, while Hallie was living it.
-- Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
- The important thing isn't the house. It's the ability to make it. You
carry that in your brains and in your hands, wherever you go.... It's one
thing to carry your life wherever you go. Another thing to always go
looking for it somewhere else. -- Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams
- The horns came riding in like the rainbow masts of silver ships. --
Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn
- She entered the story knowing she would emerge from it feelling she
had been immersed in the lives of others, in plots that stretched back
twenty years, her body full of sentences and moments, as if awakening from
sleep with a heaviness caused by unremembered dreams. -- Michael
Ondaatje, The English Patient
- Occasionally Christians will berate me for my heretical beliefs.
They'll tell me all these spooky stories...or sometimes...fanciful tales
about what happens after you die. Then they'll say:
"How do I know that this is true? Because I read it in the Bible."
This is hard logic to argue with. After all, I know the Man in the Yellow
Hat was good friends with a mischievous little monkey, because I read it
vin Curious George. -- Scott Glazer
- Other monsters crowded around me,
Continually attacking. I treated them politely,
Offereing the edge of my razor-sharp sword.
But the feast, I think, did not please them.... -- Beowulf, ll
- Je plie, et ne romps pas. -- La Fontaine, "Le Chaine et le
- The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
-- Victor Hugo
- A book is like a garden carried in the pocket. -- Chinese
- Eros will have naked bodies; Friendship naked personalities. --
C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
- Long before history began we men have got together apart from the
women and done things. We had time. -- C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves
- A room without books is like a body without a soul. -- Cicero
- Homo bulla. -- Medieval adage
- If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you
should go home and examine your conscience. -- Woodrow Wilson
- Anything that's mended is but patched; virtue that transgresses is but
patched with sin, and sin that amends is but patched with virtue. --
Fool, Twelfth Night, I, v
- The universe is made of stories, not of atoms. -- Muriel Rukiysen,
- Women's virtue is man's greatest invention. -- Cornelia Otis
- Noble deeds and hots baths are the best cures for depression. --
- These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the
shelves. -- Gilbert Highet
- I hate
this wretched willow soul of mine,
patiently enduring, plaited or twisted
by other hands. -- Karin Boye, Swedish poet
- It was so cold I almost got married. -- Shelley Winters, American
- Talking, talking. Spinning a web of words, pale walls of dreams,
between myself and all I see. -- John Gardner, Grendel
- Even if the whole earth and sea were turned to gold, they could hardly
satisfy the avarice of a woman. . . . You can more easily scratch a
diamond with your fingernail than you can by any human ingenuity get a
woman to consent to giving any of her savings. -- Andreas Capellanus,
12th century The Art of Courtly Love
- If out of all mankind one finds a single friend, he has found
something more precious than any treasure, since there is nothing in the
world so valuable that it can be compared to a real friend. -- Andreas
Capellanus, 12th century The Art of Courtly Love
- What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared
to what lies within us. -- Oliver Wendell Holmes
- [The prince] thought to himself, Something must have happened to my
wife! and hurried to win the war so he could go home. -- "The Dragon
and the Enchanted Filly" from Italian Folktales
- The longest word in the English language...begins methianylglutaminyl and
finishes 1,913 letters later as alynalalanylthreonilarginylserase. I don't
know what it is used for, though I daresay it would take some rubbing to get it out
of the carpet. -- Bill Bryson, The Mother Tongue
- Entirely incidentally, a little-known fact about Shakespeare is that his father
moved to Stratford-upon-Avon from a nearby village shortly before his son's birth.
Had he not done so, the Bard of Avon would instead be known as the rather less
ringing Bard of Snitterfield. --Bill Bryson, The Mother Tongue
- Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with, it is a toy and an
amusement; then it becomes a mistress, and then it becomes a master, and
then a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be
reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster, and fling him out to
the public. --Winston Churchill
- [In Uzbeckistan]local drivers are not familiar with safe driving
techniques. --U.S. Department of State consular Information Sheet,
- ...a law of Henry VIII (1531) punished poisoners by boiling them
alive, as we gentler souls do with shellfish. -- Will Durant, The
- Drunkeness was in good repute in England till "Bloody Mary" frowned
upon it; it remained popular in Germany. The French drank more stably, not
being quite so cold. -- Will Durant, The Reformation
- To leave a book is like leaving the better part of oneself. --
Dacia Maraini, The Silent Duchess
- Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria! -- Calvin
- Not only does the English Language borrow words from other languages,
it sometimes chases them down dark alleys, hits them over the head, and
goes through their pockets. -- Eddy Peters
- Personally, I've been advertising myself as Guaranteed Year 1900
Compatible - you can shut down whatever you want at midnight, but I'll
still be right here cranking up the Victrola to play "Auld Lang
Syne." -- David Sanderson
- I never could diagram a sentence and I always thought there
was something fundamentally wrong with the concept of a dictionary - I
hadta know how to spell a word so I could look it up to see how to spell
it. Perhaps that's why I like the fiddle - without frets I can play
fast-and-loose the notes. Applying the same concept to English appears
misguided....does that mean English is a fretted language?
-- Warren Armstrong
- Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground. --
- It's usually a
little easier (for once) to interpret cats' reactions [to fiddling]; some
just sit and
purr, others stalk off but very few try to join in the music. Of course,
the enigmatic ones who start to play with your bow-arm require a little
deeper interpretive analysis. -- Tom Paley
- If by the expression "not practical" you mean "not easy," you are
right. Definitely it is not easy. Yet it should be tried. You may say it
is risky trying it. Surely it cannot be more risky than trying a nuclear
war. Walopa Rahula, Buddhist monk, on Buddhist teachings
- The speech released by a wise man is full of feeling expressing his
true thought. Clumsy people whose language consists only in opening their
mouths are not wise people. -- H. Saddhatissa, Buddhist
- But such fine words butter no parsnips. -- Robert Aitken, The
Mind of Clover
- There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and
cats. - Albert Schweitzer
- Nobody cares if you can't dance well. Just get up and dance. --
- There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside
you. -- Maya Angelou
- All the world is queer save me and thee; and sometimes I think thee a
little queer. -- Quaker saying
- It turned out to be mandatory spouse night, so I went to see Crouching
Terrier, Hidden Dachshund with Line. It was almost as fun as
dancing. Terry Harvey, on why he wasn't at a dance.
The Things Swatties Say. . . .
- I write poetry that I describe as, "open chest, remove heart, place
on page. Scrub violently." -- Alastair Thompson '99
- Men are like fudge: sweet, dense, and rarely good for you.
-- Audrey Walton-Hadlock '99
- You have a lot of karmic fruit coming your way.
-- Scott Price '00
- Oh, is that how the hierarchy of acension goes? Freshman, sophomore,
junior, Joe, God?
-- random person in the shuttle
- Nerds Descending a Staircase. -- Amy Swift '00
- I have the attention span of a turnip. -- chaos golubitsky '00
- I hope the golf cart never comes for me. -- Sam Picard '01, on the
ulterior motives of the golf carts that drive around campus
- You are so five minutes ago! -- Melissa Binde '98
- I don't have any work, and I don't want to do it. -- Jennifer Tyson
- Scott Timm: There are bad Catholics?
Will Untereker: Yes, it's called Villanova.
- Michael Marissen, music prof: I know this guy who could
improvise on anything. You could give him the Swarthmore College ... ummm
... does the football team have a song?
Eric hums "Taps."
- I hope you find this very rewarding, or at least I'll insist you do.
-- Michael Marissen, music prof, on dissecting a Haydn symphony
- And so you see here Mozart could have just used his metaphorical
Macintosh to cut and paste this whole section.... -- Michael Marissen,
on the relation between the exposition and recapitulation of Piano Sonata
No. 22 in E flat
- He was a really wild guy: long, greasy hair; leather jacket; played
the tuba.... -- Michael Marissen
- Joe: If I'm not here, where am I?
Kyla and Chaos: You're a figment of your own imagination.
- I'm not good with nouns. -- chaos golubitsky '00
- Folk music can't be played by a man in a tuxedo. -- Amy Swift
- Basically, 3 is lots of animals, 2 is one animal, and 1 is little
of animals. -- chaos golubitsky '00, explaining the divisions of
- Okay, you guys can't squi--AAAAGGH. -- Kyla Tornheim '01, telling
us we weren't capable of squishing her
- You still smell like you, only fruity. -- Kyla Tornheim '01, on the
merits of Bath & Body Works Body Splash
- Sex is great; it's stupidity I hate. -- Amy Swift, '00
- You know, high schoolers are awfully weird. I was subbing in an
II class, which is mostly seniors, and this one guy comes up to me and
says, I got to go to the bathroom right away or else my balls are going to
burst. So, being Julie, I responded, that's interesting since urine
doesn't pass through the balls; you can wait for someone to return. Hee
hee hee... power trip. -- Julie Kennedy '00
- Now that I've proved my femininity... Robert McFarland '02
- Fuck, I got crumbs down my cleavage. -- Kira Goetchius '00
- "Lindsay, you're making Robert cut his heart out with a spoon!"
Lindsay: "Oh, cool!"
- You don't usually see mathmeticians running around DuPont yelling, "We
figured it out! Get the oxen!" -- Eric Jensen, Astro prof, comparing
our modern age with the Greeks
- Some affixes are wildly promiscious. -- Donna Jo Napoli,
- Don't want tea; have to read about gods. -- Kyla Tornheim '01
- I really don't want to find my soulmate/life partner now. It would be
incredibly inconvenient. -- Xanthi Carras '01
- Craig's Little Lessons for Life, or Chicken Soup for the Medieval
Soul. -- Heather Weidner '00, on English Professor Craig Williamson's
- Sanskrit, of course, is the most studly way to listen to the news.
-- Tom Kornack '98, on listening to the news in Nepal
- Rats are the ultimate cuteness accessory. -- Kyla Tornheim '01
- It's just called the unusual past. -- Donna Jo Napoli, linguistics
professor, on the past tense marker in Tulu, a language in southern
- Just put them on the floor and get in bed with me. -- Anna Hess
- As my mother always said, "You can't talk about the fate of the
universe on an empty stomach." ... Actually, she never said that. --
Eric Jensen, Astro prof
- Pets? We don't have pets. I mean, they're really big mold, what? --
Kyla Tornheim '01
- My ass is doing a perfectly good job of kicking itself. -- Xanthi
Carras '01 on finals week
- All roads lead to sex. Rome is adjacent. -- Alastair Thompson
- Unitarian weddings tend to be high on the music and low on the God.
-- Samira Mehta '00
- Thongs are against the ethos of life. -- Liz Meehan '01
- God is a little sketchy. -- Heather Stern '00, on what to
contemplate upon becoming a Quaker mystic.
- Putting up daggers on the wall always does so much for the hominess
of a room. -- Kyla Tornheim '01
- My entire existence can be summed up by a supermarket and a Bunsen
burner! -- Hollis Easter '03
- Penguins are just really marginal birds. -- Ed Kako, psychology
- English poetry is like a rose, but Navajo poetry is like a cactus
plant. -- Ted Fernald, Linguistics prof, making a point on how weird
- Rashad Foley '02: How do you use binoculars as an instrument?
Ted Fernald (incredulously): You dip 'em in paint!
- If you know anything about quarks, you wouldn't posit all this
[syntactic theory].... -- Ted Fernald, Ling prof
- Aaah! You're not allowed to say "adjective" for two more classes!
-- Ted Fernald, Ling prof, to Rashad
- We do it the old-fashioned way: we use brute force. -- Ted
- I believe we have breaks because we need them. So my suggestion is
that you take the break. Eat chocolate. -- Donna Jo Napoli,
- Did we forget to mention the nakeditity of the Prodigal Son?
In a Biblical sense, of course.
I mean, he was wearing the modern equivalent of a fig leaf...
Dark blue silk boxers and a t-shirt.
And the prophets did proclaim him "King of the Grunge."
And there was much rejoicing. -- Hollis Easter '03
- When I walk into an exam, I don't know if I'm smelling fear or just
the poor personal hygiene of Swatties. --Joey Genereux '01
- Please don't try to bite my shirt off me. If you want me to take it
off, just ask...and I'll say no. -- Hollis Easter '03
- We have better-than-average facility with the language of greatest
vocabulary on the planet at our disposal, and an exchange of ideas is
essentially nothing more than an erudite version of mime. -- Hollis
- Wednesday, Eric Raimy will be speaking on
"Representing Reduplication". You might know Eric as our phonetics lab
coordinator and/or as our administrative assistant. Actually, he's Dr.
Eric (linguist extraordinaire), and he's a wonderful phonologist. He's
going to be talking about the phenomenon of reduplication. "Reduplication
Schmeduplication," you say? Well, sure, in English we only do rather
dumbo things with reduplication, but lots of languages are smarter than
us. And he's going to talk about lots of languages. Whether or not
you've had phonology, this is going to be fun. And, as usual, there will
be pizza starting at 6:30. So come, you little ding-a-lings (see how
goofy English is). -- Donna Jo Napoli
- I hate abstaining. Sin now! -- Kyla Tornheim '01
- Is he even proud of his ultimate destiny as a bush? --Rosaria
Munson, Classics professor, on a character from Dante's Inferno
- ...And the other end of the tube goes to a gallon milk jug with a
spider in it. Yikes! -- Carr Everbach, Acoustics prof
- No god, just chocolate. -- Kyla Tornheim '01
- Me is so important. I like me. -- Kyla Tornheim '01
- Oh, come on, evil incarnate would know who rules various
countries. -- Kyla Tornheim '01, responding to a comment on George
W. Bush being evil incarnate.
- So this god says, "Whoa, hold on there!" This is a very loose
translation of the text. -- Don Swearer, professor of Religion
- That's my larynx. -- Carr Everbach, Acoustics prof, setting a
plastic bag on the table
- I thought you were confused, and there's no answer for
that. Rosaria Munson, Classic prof
- I can see why Judas would be worthy of being chewed by
Lucifer.... -- Lindsay Herron '00, on Dante's Inferno
- We know the dangers of love poetry. -- Rosaria Muson, Classics
- Purgatory's the greatest invention. Rosaria Munson, Classics
- Damn you and your heathen spawn, you're not Terry! -- Hollis
Easter, while waiting for a ride from Terry Harvey, Scottish dance
- Soon they're all going to be holding hands and singing the Barney
song! -- Kyla Tornheim '01, on the souls in Dante's
- Janet Williams, ornithology prof, on watching a Red-bellied
Woodpecker: This isn't "I'm looking for bugs." This is
advertising. It's probably a male.
Tenaya Scheinman '01: I'm sexy; I can pound on a tree?
- Janet Williams: Oh, Anna! Where are your eyes?
Anna Hess '00: In my head.
Janet: Oh good.
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