“Who’d be an archaeologist? Spending months methodically scraping dirt from a thighbone with a brush thin enough to paint eyebrows on a Barbie- Indiana Jones never bothered with all that shit. I’d snap after 10 minutes and hurl it in the bin where it belongs.” –Charlie Brooker

Favorite word: Πρoβατoγνώμων (Probatognumon)- someone who is a good judge of sheep (Æschylus)

“It came to me then that we’re each something of a constant gardener of a million forgotten galaxies, a librarian of lost places and times, a curator of a museum of random details that really only matter to each of us.” –Jonathan Riggs

“As all historians know, the past is a great darkness, and filled with echoes. Voices may reach us from it; but what they say to us is imbued with the obscurity of the matrix out of which they come; and, try as we may, we cannot always decipher them precisely in the clearer light of our own day.” –Margaret Atwood, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

“I wish I had more friends, but people are such jerks.” –Calvin (to Hobbes)

“Cleanse my heart… Give me the ability to rage correctly.” –Joe Orton

“Leaving behind books is more beautiful. There are already enough children.” –Margurete Yourcenar

“Let me explain a couple of things. Time is short… For the weasel, time is a weasel. For the hero, time is heroic. For the whore, time is just another trick. If you’re gentle, your time is gentle. If you’re in a hurry, time flies. Time is a servant if you are its master. Time is your god if you are its dog. We are the creators of time… the victims of time, and the killers of time. Time is timeless.” Faraway, So Close

“Ridicule is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible propositions.” — Thomas Jefferson

Favorite old timey Latin Textbook example sentence: “ut quisque Verris animum offenderat, in lautumias statim coniciebatur” “Whenever anyone had offended Verres’ feelings, he was forthwith put in the stone-quarry”