Mark's and other people's quotes
Quotes by Mark Nielsen and Other People
Starting April 16, 1995. Only quotes created after April 16, 1995.
Copyrighted by Mark Nielsen 1995-1998.
Unless stated, these are by Mark
I have more quotes and stuff from before April 1995.
- 43. 4-24-2005
Science discovers patterns.
Math organizes patterns.
Engineering applies patterns.
- 42. 8-31-2003
Everything is black and white. Ignorance makes things
- 41. 10-18-2002
When it comes to ethics and morals, people aren't
perfect. This doesn't justify people being completely imperfect.
- 40. 12-7-2001
Giving is directly proportional to the lack of suffering.
- 39. 12-7-2001
Extreme pain or extreme comfort blinds.
- 38. 12-7-2001
Social strife is directly related to the difference in power
between people and the understanding or perception of that difference.
- 37. 12-7-2001
The value of philosophers, artists, thinkers, creators is directly
related to the lack of understanding or exposure of a population
to an idea or vision.
- 36. 12-7-2001
Philosophers, artists, thinkers, creators are at their best when
they don't compare themselves to what other people have done, but
expand or create an environment for themselves.
- 36. 12-7-2001
There is something always better than what you define as perfect.
- 35. 9-10-2001
Perfection is realtive to the standards you require
for perfection. Change the requirements, and it may no
longer be perfect.
- 34. 9-10-2001
50% of people are mediocre. 48% are adaquate.
1% are perfect. 1% are more than perfect.
- 33. 9-10-2001
Feminism is the lack of understanding machoism. Machoism is the lack
of understanding feminism. Humanism is the understanding of both.
- 32. 9-10-2001
Computers make life easier for two types of people:
a. other computers (computer geeks)
b. normal people
- 31. 9-10-2001
Hate is the reaction towards a nagative feeling.
Love is the reaction towards a positive feeling.
True hate responds in a negative reaction.
True love responds in a positive reaction.
- 30. 4-16-1999
Your good solution is good for your problem.
- 29. January 23rd, 1998
The ignorant belief they are wise; the wise know they are ignorant.
- 28. January 12th, 1998, my feelings towards MicroSucks
It is not because I love you less, it is because I hate you more.
- 27. January 12th, 1998
Anything above necessity is luxury. How we behave with our luxury
determines our character.
- 26. June 4th, 1997
In general, men give love to the women who provide good sex, woman give
sex to the men who provide good love.
- 25. December 23, 1996
All ideas work in the right environment. Imagination is the key
to the future.
- 24. September 4, 1996
Insanity is the cure for being normal.
- 23. September 4, 1996
It is only because I am insane that it makes sense to do
such crazy things.
- 22. July 30, 1996
The only difference between animals and humans is that humans are more
intelligent, but they act the same.
- 21. June 6th, 1996
We all make leaps of faith and leaps of logic. When you walk into a
different world, those leaps aren't the same anymore.
- 20. June 6th, 1996
Our personalities are affected by our environments. If you want to change
your personality, try to change your environment.
- 19. January 2, 1996 by Mark's woman
Sometimes in order to appreciate the smell of the daises, you have to
smell the bullshit too.
- 18. November 29, 1995
If everything changes at least a little bit all the time,
Our perception of the world changes all the time.
Even though our perception changes all the time,
Perhaps there is one minute in which our perception is correct.
If there was one minute in our lives in which we thought correctly,
How would we know, for our perception of correctness changes every minute?
Even if we knew we thought correctly, it wouldn't last more than a minute.
- 17. November 29, 1995
One man's boring experience might be another's enlightening experience.
Creating art is the art of creating an experience we do not normally experience.
Drawing out a feeling comes from how the feelings of our lives were drawn.
Making a reaction shows how our reactions have been made.
For what is a man's face but a unique imprint on a blank canvas waiting to be painted.
- 19. October 23, 1995
All the little experiences of life may
just be little droplets, but if they build, can become a tidal wave
of emotion which only a barrier of pain can break.
- 18. October 10, 1995
A man's potential is limited by the tools
he has. Filling that potential depends on the man the tools have.
- 16. October 2, 1995
Those who believe what they perceive make it
easy for us to change what they believe.
- 15. October 2, 1995
What you believe is based on what you
perceive, think beyond what you perceive, and maybe you will begin
to doubt what you believe.
- 14. September 24, 1995
Extremists like simple solutions, it is
often because they are too stupid to think complex.
- 13. September 24, 1995
When it comes to philosophies, extremists
are people who are too stubborn to admit the moderates have a better
solution for everyone. Extremists just want solutions for themselves, and often
don't like them when they get it.
- 12. September 24, 1995
Definitions blind creativity, for they
tell us how to think and what things are. How should we think
and what really are those things?
- 11. September 24, 1995
All because we define something doesn't
mean we understand it.
- 10. September 24, 1995
"Intellectuals" like definitions becuase
a common understanding, but sometimes they just like them becuase it makes
them sound smart.
- 9. September 24, 1995
No real object can be defined accurately,
definitions only exist for hypotheticals.
- 8. June 26, 1995
The less and less one feels compelled to do
anything, the more and more likely they will become bored, for there is
only so much entertainment and relaxation an active conscience can
take before it itself becomes work.
- 7. June 9, 1995
Any theory brought to an extreme will cave in
under the weight of the expectations it should fulfill.
- 6. May 20, 1995
Every experience changes our personality a little.
Know how to make someone change a little many times, and you know how to
make them change a lot. To control the change, one must have memory,
for without memory, we will never notice the big change which is the sum
of all the smaller changes.
- 5. May 12, 1995
The value of something/someone is dependent upon
the needs of the environment. If you want to change the value, adapt the
subject to the environment, or change the environment for the subject.
- 4. May 2, 1995 From Gail Peters
"There are occasions when illusions
are the best way to make a point."
- 3. May 1, 1995
Intelligence over instinct is achieved when
someone does what they should do and not want they want to do.
- 2. April 23, 1995
The world to us depends on what we see.
If we do
not see it, it is not part of our world.
Open your eyes, open your mind,
in preparation for what you do not expect.
- 1. April 16,1995
We do not react or act in our environment, but
rather we interact. For those who claim they are independent of one thing,
become dependent upon something else.