'Sorry to burst your bubble, but in the future combat has diminished into ‘automatic operations' to protect planets, community policing to prevent terrorism, and intellectual citizenship, which may involve virtual combat or not. My sense is that combat is a brief stage that lies between the state of nature and the state of economic modalities. After economics there is an intellectual stage.'
dear chemistry... i'm sorry... i cannot derive the critical constants from the vander waals equation... first of all... you stop acting like math and start acting like chmistry... cheer up! be urself dude! sincerely - me
They look quite promising in the shop; and not entirely without hope when I get them back into my wardrobe. But then, when I put them on they tend to deteriorate with a very strange rapidity and one feels so sorry for them.
(Joyce Grenfell (1910-1979), British actor, writer. "Stately as a Galleon," English Lit (1978).
Referring to clothes.)
One must feel sorry for those who have strange tastes, but never insult them. Their wrong is Nature's too; they are no more responsible for having come into the world with tendencies unlike ours than are we for being born bandy-legged or well- proportioned.
(Marquis de Sade (1740-1814), French author. Le Chevalier, in "Dialogue the Fifth," Philosophy in the Bedroom (1795).)