Find below a selection of the quotes and sayings I've picked up over the years. I've tried to attribute these to the correct people along the way...

"I hate this wallpaper - one of us has got to go."

Oscar Wilde, upon his deathbed

"On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero."

Chuck Palahniuk - Fight Club

"What you understood is what you wanted to understand."

Umberto Eco - Foucault's Pendulum

" The personal, as everyone's so fucking is fond of saying, is political. So if some idiot politician, some power player, tries to execute politics that harm you or those you care about, TAKE IT PERSONALLY. Get angry. The machinery of Justice will not serve you here - it is slow and cold, and it is theirs, hardware and soft-. Only the little people suffer at the hands of Justice; The creatures of power slide out from under with a wink and a grin. If you want justice, you will have to claw it from them. Make it PERSONAL. Do as much damage as you can. GET YOUR MESSAGE ACROSS. That way you stand a far better chance of being taken seriously next time. Of being considered dangerous. And make no mistake about this: Being taken seriously, being considered dangerous marks the difference, the ONLY difference in their eyes, between players and little people. Players they will make deals with. Little people they liquidate. And time and again they cream your liquidation, your displacement, your torture and brutal execution with the ultimate insult that it's just business, it's politics, it's the way of the world, it's a tough life and that IT'S NOTHING PERSONAL. Well, fuck them. Make it personal. "

Quilchrist Falconer - Things I Should have learned by now, Vol III

"In any agenda, political or otherwise, there's a cost to be borne, always ask what it is, and who will be paying. If you don't, the the agenda makers will pick up the perfume of your silence like swamp panthers on the scent of blood, and the next thing you know, the person expected to bear the cost will be you. And you may not have what it takes to pay. "

Quilchrist Falconer - Things I Should have learned by now, Vol III

"There are problems in life that can be solved with time, money, and effort.

And they're the easy ones."

Me, about 2010