„If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it.“
„Why do you bother asking, when you know the answer and you also know that you don't intend to believe it?“
— Orson Scott Card American science fiction novelist 1951
„"How much do you know?" she said. "Do you know that dreams are illusion?"
"Of course I do," I said. "Every one knows that."
"Oh no they don't," she said, "the mad don't know it."
"That is true," I said.
"And do you know," she said, "that Life is illusion?"“
— Lord Dunsany Irish writer and dramatist 1878 - 1957
Tales of Three Hemispheres http://www.gutenberg.net/dirs/1/1/4/4/11440/11440-8.txt, A Shop In Go-By Street
— Douglas Crockford American computer programmer 1955
In response to David Winer http://scripting.wordpress.com/2006/12/21/scripting-news-for-12212006/
„And now I know it's hard when you don't know what to think
And every single smile is a foil and you're waking up
You might try but you won't get by until you're crucified for all the things you try to do
Well I don't care if you sink or swim
And I don't care how you hold it in
As long as you don't bother me with all the things I don't bother you with
And 9 times out of 10 you might be right
But what about that time you know you're wrong?
You sing that same song
And everybody smiles but they'll never get along“
— Tomas Kalnoky American musician 1980
"We Are The Few" from "Everything Goes Numb" (2003) http://risc.perix.co.uk/lyrics/sm/egn/06/
„Does the same as the system call of that name. If you don't know what it does, don't worry about it.“
— Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954
In the perl man page regarding chroot(2).
„There is no such thing as duty. If you know that a thing is right, you want to do it. If you don't want to do it—it isn't right. If it's right and you don't want to do it—you don't know what right is and you're not a man.“
— Ayn Rand Russian-American novelist and philosopher 1905 - 1982
Source: We The Living Part One Chapter 6
„What do you mean, 'you don't need to buy it'? You don't need to do anything, except pay taxes and die.“
— Sam Donaldson American journalist 1934
As quoted in "Respek" http://www.listenonrepeat.com/watch/?v=m1_FAsefZ6o (18 July 2004), Da Ali G Show.
— Libba Bray, A Great and Terrible Beauty
„My experience is that it's precisely the ones who don't know what to do with this life who are all hot and bothered about what they are going to do with another life. One sign that you're awakened is that you don't give a damn about what's going to happen in the next life. You're not bothered about it; you don't care. You are not interested, period.“
— Anthony de Mello Indian writer 1931 - 1987
"The Illusion of Rewards", p. 42