Saturday Quotathon: Magic and Mysticism

>> Saturday, October 31, 2009

Since mysticism covers all thing religious and magic is WONDERFUL, I thought this would work for Halloween or Samhain if you prefer.

When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers.
--Oscar Wilde

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

Thar’s only two possibilities: Thar is life out there in the universe which is smarter than we are, or we’re the most intelligent life in the universe. Either way, it’s a mighty sobering thought.
- Walt Kelly

Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.
- Friedrich Schiller

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
- James Branch Cabell

The philosphies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow.
-William Osler, M.D.

The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.
-Peter F. Drucker

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
-Niels Bohr

The border between the Real and the Unreal is not fixed, but just marks the last place where rival gangs of shamans fought each other to a standstill.
-Robert Anton Wilson

Even as a tree has a single trunk but many branches and leaves, there is one religion — human religion — but any number of faiths.
-Mahatma Gandhi

He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife.
-Douglas Adams

Everything that we see is a shadow cast by that which we do not see.
-Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thank God I'm an atheist.
-- Luis Bunuel

I want to reach your mind - where is it currently located?
- Ashleigh Brilliant

When you go to the mind reader, do you get half price?
- David Letterman

He is simply a shiver looking for a spine to run up.
- Paul Keating

There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure.
-Jack E. Leonard

Double, double, toil and trouble
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
- Macbeth

That ought to do.


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