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Definition of 'Free': You pay for it whether or ...
by Aaron Allston

Definition of 'Free': You pay for it whether or not you elect to receive it.
- Aaron Allston

Lawyers are the first refuge of the incompetent.
- Aaron Allston

The difference between tragedy and comedy:
Tragedy is something awful happening to somebody else,
while comedy is something awful happening to somebody else.
- Aaron Allston

The analysis of the thing is not the thing itself.
- Aaron Allston

 

Any sufficiently badly-written science is indistinguishable from magic.
- Aaron Allston

Life is like an analogy.
- Aaron Allston

No one pays me to be nice.
- Aaron Allston

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Where can I get some tat? I'd like to trade it in.
- Aaron Allston

This would not be a problem if I were driving a snowplow.
- Aaron Allston

Luck consists largely of hanging on by your fingernails
until things start to go your way.
- Aaron Allston

Feminism is sort of like God.
Many people profess to believe in it,
but no one seems to be able to define it to everyone's satisfaction.
- Aaron Allston

If you hack the Vatican server, have you tampered in God's domain?
- Aaron Allston

When all else fails, complicate matters.
- Aaron Allston

I'm content to stand on tradition.
I'm even more content to wipe my feet on it.
- Aaron Allston

Violence is the first refuge of the violent.
- Aaron Allston

The principle of Sturgeon's Razor states that the simplest
answer to any problem is 90% crap.
- Aaron Allston

There are two types of people in the world,
and I'm one of them.
- Aaron Allston

The way to a man's heart is through his chest.
- Aaron Allston

I really can't complain about actresses who get paid to be dumb.
Most of us can't get paid to be smart.
- Aaron Allston

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

Being wakeful in each and every moment of your life is meditation.
The simplest definition of meditation is:
when seeing, just see; when hearing, just hear.
- Josh Baran

My definition of success is to live your life in a way
that causes you to feel a ton of pleasure and very little pain -
and because of your lifestyle, have the people around you feel
a lot more pleasure than they do pain.
- Tony Robbins

A working definition of Honor is,
"respect or esteem that has been earned."
Contemplate that for a moment.
It would be very special to earn the respect and esteem
of our family, our friends, our co-workers, our community, wouldn't it?
If anything, it is of even more moment to honor yourself.
Those who are successful and happy earn their own
self-respect and self-esteem.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Truth cannot be defined,
although it can certainly be experienced.
But experience is not a definition.
A definition is made by the mind,
experience comes through participating.
If somebody asks, "What is a dance?" how can you define it?
But you can dance and you can know the inner feel of it.
God is the ultimate dance.
- Osho

Definition of Statistics: The science of producing
unreliable facts from reliable figures.
- Evan Esar

There is no definition of beauty, but when you can
see someone's spirit coming through,
something unexplainable, that's beautiful to me.
- Liv Tyler

God...
a being whose only definition is that he is beyond man's power to conceive.
- Ayn Rand

Poets are soldiers that liberate words from the steadfast
possession of definition.
- Eli Khamarov

One of the definitions of sanity is the ability to tell real from unreal.
Soon we'll need a new definition.
- Alvin Toffler

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically,
by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.
- Gore Vidal

Not only is women's work never done,
the definition keeps changing.
- Bill Copeland

It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority.
By definition, there are already enough people to do that.
- G. H. Hardy

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie,
but admits than under analysis some of them won't stand up either.
- Evan Esar

In computing, turning the obvious into the useful is
a living definition of the word "frustration".
- Alan Perlis

People are pretty much alike.
It's only that our differences are more susceptible
to definition than our similarities.
- Linda Ellerbee

Never be bullied into silence.
Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one's definition of your life;
define yourself.
- Harvey Fierstein

Let me give you a definition of ethics:
It is good to maintain and further life
it is bad to damage and destroy life.
- Albert Schweitzer

For in reason, all government without the consent of
the governed is the very definition of slavery.
- Jonathan Swift

I have a liberal definition of news because I think
news can be what excites people.
I'm not very sanctimonious about what news is and isn't.
- Diane Sawyer

I've always been clear, I support the traditional definition of marriage.
- Stephen Harper

Well, my definition of a tragedy is a clash between right and right.
- Amos Oz

There are probably several hundred thousand if we narrow
the definition to include only those who in their search
for money and power are ruthless and deceitful.
- Henry A. Wallace

Everybody has a different definition of the good side.
- Will Wright

Content and technology are strange bed fellows.
We are joined together.
Sometimes we misunderstand each other.
But isn't that after all the definition of marriage?
- Howard Stringer

By definition, gay is smart.
I see plenty of macho heterosexual idiots,
but nine times out of 10 you can have a great conversation if you find a gay guy.
- Jason Bateman

My definition of an executive's job is brief and to the point.
It is simply this: Getting things done through other people.
- James Cash Penney

I think that one possible definition of our modern
culture is that it is one in which nine-tenths of our
intellectuals can't read any poetry.
- Randall Jarrell

The definition of a good mathematical problem is the
mathematics it generates rather than the problem itself.
- Andrew Wiles

If I had to give a definition of capitalism I would say:
the process whereby American girls turn into American women.
- Christopher Hampton

I guess the definition of a lunatic is a man surrounded by them.
- Ezra Pound

The simplest definition of advertising,
and one that will probably meet the test of critical examination,
is that advertising is selling in print.
- Daniel Starch

We have fallen into this very mean description of humanity.
Naturalism in fiction is too reductive in its definition of human beings.
- Ben Okri

I am told that the clinical definition of insanity
is the tenancy to do the same thing over and over again
and expect different results.
- Stephen F. Lynch

The fancy that extraterrestrial life is by definition
of a higher order than our own is one that soothes all children,
and many writers.
- Joan Didion

I heard a definition once: Happiness is health and a short memory!
I wish I'd invented it, because it is very true.
- Audrey Hepburn

Our lifestyle, our wildlife, our land and our water
remain critical to our definition of Wyoming and to our economic future.
- Dave Freudenthal

I don't know how one actually would define obscenity.
I'm sure the definition is different according to the age one is living in.
- Jane Alexander

Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of the definition
of a marriage as between one man and one woman.
- Randy Neugebauer

My old teacher's definition of poetry is an attempt to understand.
- Thom Gunn

My definition of a redundancy is an air-bag in a politician's car.
- Larry Hagman

The definition of the individual was:
a multitude of one million divided by one million.
- Arthur Koestler

I think the definition of an artist is not necessarily
tied into excellence or talent;
an artist is somebody who,
if you took away their freedom to make art,
would lose their mind.
- Richard Price

My definition of an intellectual is someone who can
listen to the William Tell Overture without thinking of the Lone Ranger.
- Billy Connolly

It's the perfect definition of a settlement.
Both parties didn't get what they wanted.
- David Geffen

To me the definition of true masculinity -
and femininity,
too - is being able to lay in your own skin comfortably.
- Vincent D'Onofrio

The definition of a beautiful woman is one who loves me.
- Sloan Wilson

Well, fluffy shirts are, by definition,
very comfortable.
- Hugh Dancy

The true definition of a snob is one who craves for
what separates men rather than for what unites them.
- John Buchan

A creationist can embarrass an evolutionist by asking
for a definition of species.
- Walter Lang

I have heard Science Fiction and Fantasy referred to as the fiction of ideas,
and I like that definition, but it's the mainstream
public that chooses my books for the most part.
- Jean M. Auel


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