This page gathers some favorite quotations, excerpts, stories, etc. that
are too long to fit into the general collection, or which are not easily
The Child Mandrake by Manfred Kyber.
They Thought They Were Free
by Milton Mayer.
Charlie Chaplin's speech from
The Great Dictator.
John Steinbeck writes about the world's story.
From a speech by Kurt Vonnegut
regarding a more generally applied Hippocratic oath.
The Last Question by Isaac Asimov.
The Drug War's True Failure and the Yearning for a
Deeper Self by Mike Young
Does writing about heroin use glamorize it?
by Ann Marlowe
Tom Robbins writes about time and the afterlife
ITSOFOMO is a powerfully moving diatribe about AIDS
Two views of Ronald Reagan, one from Oliver Sacks
"The President's Speech", 1985,
the other from J.G. Ballard's
Why I Want to Fuck Ronald Reagan, 1990.
The Story of My Life
is one person's amazingly bleak view of life.
Time Zones explains why some places have
time zones 30 or 15 minutes off the neighboring zone.
Print these Rules For Radicals,
they might come in handy.
What Fundamentalists Need for Their Salvation
by David James Duncan
Who articulated "Murphy's Law"?
Wilson's War Message
Torture's Long Shadow by Vladimir Bukovsky
Keating on Porn
You should read Milton Mayer's
Commencement Address even if you're long out of school.