Sen. Danforth: "There is nothing on the face of the album which would notify you if the record has pornographics material or material glorifying violence?"
Tipper Gore: "No, there is nothing that would suggest that to me."
Frank Zappa: "I would say that a buzz saw blade between the guy's legs on the album cover is good indication that it's not for little Johnny."
The Senate Commerce Committee hearing on rock lyrics, from The Village Voice, 6 Oct 1985
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
The God whom science recognizes must be a God of universal laws exclusively, a God who does a wholesale, not a retail business. He cannot accomodate His processes to the convenience of individuals.
- William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, 1902
By the way, many of the quotes are from the unix fortune file (heavily culled to only include my absolute favorites). Some are from Usenet, some are from email, and other are simply from the real world.