Pithy F*rging Sayings vol. 1 issue 1

A few Pithy F*rging Sayings from the Singularity (vol. I, Issue 1)

“If you can’t have Faith, at least have Hope. We need to Love urgently.” –Staff

“I’d rather have more days, than more hours in the day.” –Rachel J. Mandel

“Does the thought assail the mind or the mind the thought ?” –Staff

“Courage is the secret of power.” –Homer

“Their omnipresent noise corrodes every moment of contemplation like an acid. Cars have made the former beauty of cities invisible.” –Milan Kundera

“It may seem to you that you are standing still, but every day you move forward. Turn-offs and by-ways are missed. Options are reconfigured. You are choosing your path.” –Staff

“ ’Do you know what Khrushchev said about the counterrevolution in Hungary ?’ Liz shook her head. She must show interest, she must make the woman talk. ‘He said it never would have happened if a couple of writers had been shot in time.’ ” –John Le Carre

“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” –William James

“It is ideas, not vested interest, which are dangerous for good or evil.” –John Maynard Keynes

“There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves.” –Jane Austen

“There is no escape from this confusion so long as the land and the creatures upon it are looked upon as nothing but “factors of production.” ” –E.F. Schumacher

“Alone in the silence, I understand for a moment the dread which many feel in the presence of the primeval desert, the unconscious fear which compels them to tame, alter or destroy what they cannot understand, to reduce the wild and prehuman to human dimensions. Anything rather than confront directly the antehuman, that other world which frightens not through danger or hostility but in something far worse—implacable indifference.” –Edward Abbey

“Waterhouse is thinking about cycles within cycles. He’s already made up his mind that human society is one of those cycles-within-cycles things. He has no hard data to back this up; it just seems like a cool idea. And now he is trying to figure out whether it is like Turing’s bicycle (works fine for a while, then suddenly the chain falls off; hence the occasional world war) or like an Enigma machine (grinds away incomprehensibly for a long time, then suddenly the wheels line up like a slot machine and everything is made plain in some sort of global epiphany or, if your prefer, apocalypse) or just like a rotary airplane engine (runs and runs and runs; nothing special happens; it just makes a lot of noise).” –Neal Stephenson

“Time past is distance traveled.” –Staff

Aaron Mandel

Aaron Mandel is a writer and an accomplished public speaker. He is the publisher of the Clarion Content. For more than a decade, the Clarion Content has covered Durham’s arts, politics, music, and cultural milieu. From breaking news stories to the hottest local acts, the Clarion Content is on the scene. The Clarion Content published more than twenty distinguished guest columnists and garnered nearly a million views. Mandel is a volunteer for the Durham Mighty Pen Literacy Project and serves as the President of the Board of Sustain-A-Bull Durham, a local small business collective with more than 200 members. He writes regularly on the Clarion Content and has been quietly writing fiction since the 4th grade. Mandel has been published in the Raleigh News and Observer. He has also produced numerous art shows, including, “Durham under Development”. He was a featured speaker at “The State of Publishing” conference. He has presented to Durham Chamber of Commerce, “Chamber U” on the “New Media”. He has also served as the play-by-play announcer for the D.B.L., a Durham youth basketball league. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Religious Studies from Indiana University in Bloomington. An avid policy debater at Indiana and a Nation Debate Tournament qualifier, Mandel was also a member of the New Jersey State Champion two-person Policy Debate Team. He has lived in North Carolina, New Jersey, California, Texas, Illinois, Colorado, Indiana, and Baja California, Mexico.

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  • Who is Rachel J. Mandel? How can I read more from her collection of works? She has a profound perspective on reality.

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