Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else.
Human Nature Quotes
By my own definition, SF is the branch of literature which deals with the response of human beings to changes in the level of science and technology. Over the past two centuries, we have watched our society grow more and more machine made, so to speak; and I assume that in one of our possible […]
I think we’re we’re in a transition period of trying to find out how to make new kinds of human relations. For instance, if you take the movement from the country to the city, people when they left the country are leaving several things; they’re leaving because there’s no more work there because of technology, […]
God hath woven into the principles of human nature such a tenderness for their off-spring, that there is little fear that parents should use their power with too much rigour.
In transgressing the law of nature, the offender declares himself to live by another rule than that of reason and common equity, which is that measure God has set to the actions of men, for their mutual security.
A baby born with a billion dollars—where is the personal merit in that? A baby born with nothing—where is the personal demerit in that? The one is fawned upon, admired, worshiped, by sycophants, the other is neglected and despised—where is the sense in it?
We’re just animals that, left to our own devices, will kill each other. We’re only out for ourselves anyway. This illusion that we’re more than that is nothing but that: an illusion.
I like comedy that is about me as a person who’s somewhat ridiculous going through life and whether it’s Chaplin-esque or Jacques Tati or it’s just — it’s about a person encountering – being embarrassed or humiliated or being — you know, going through life and sort of like Buster Keaton or any of those […]
Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.
Scenes of blood and cruelty are shocking to our ear and heart. What man has nerve to do, man has not nerve to hear.