- "vilely determined to cheat the people of their rightful viscose" (origin of the phrase explained here)
- "standing athwart the end of history, yelling Stop" (origin explained here)
- "'good professor, could dress better' -- student evaluation" (origin self-explanatory, but it's slightly edited, as explained here)
- "I hope it is somewhat better than whim at last, but we cannot spend the day in explanation." (quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Self Reliance")
- "I’ll stand on the ocean until I start sinking" (quote from Bob Dylan, "A Hard Rain's A Gonna Fall")
- "Still hoping for a eucatastrophe." (My phrase, based on a coinage of J. R. R. Tolkien's.)
- "There is naught that you can do, other than to resist, with hope or without it. But you do not stand alone." A quote from J. R. R. Tolkien in The Fellowship of the Ring (said by Elrond at the Council of Elrond).
Sunday, May 22, 2005
At some point in in 2012, I began having a second line beneath the title my the blog heading -- a motto, of sorts. (Why am I saying this in 2005? Here's why.) Then I changed it. So I thought I'd list the old ones I used, since I remain fond of all of them. In order:
twice seven times, I presume I'll change it again. If so I'll update this post. In the meantime, there's the list, should anyone be curious.