Blue Book, a collection of quotes, new additions

"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink."
– George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language," 1946

"Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty."
– John Basil Barnhill, Barnhill-Tichenor Debate on Socialism. Saint Louis, Missouri: National Rip-Saw Publishing. p. 34

"Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you'd most like not to lose."
– Neil Gaiman

"Books make great gifts because they have whole worlds inside them, and it's much cheaper to buy somebody a book than it is to buy them the whole world."
– Neil Gaiman

"In the midst of great tragedy, there is always the horrible possibility that something terribly funny will happen."
– Philip K. Dick, interview, SF EYE, #14, Spring 1996, pp. 37-46

"Looking back over a lifetime, you see that love was the answer to everything."
– Ray Bradbury

"I think hell is something you carry around with you. Not somewhere you go."
– Neil Gaiman

"We all are going to get older. It's not about me looking forward to it, it's about me being OK with it. I've learned how to live my life more fully from the women I have met who are 100 and still doing Pilates. I have a new sense of freedom and have learned to let things go and just accept myself."
– Ari Seth Cohen, "Elder Chic Comes of Age." LA Times, June 17, 2012

"Every time an old man dies, it is as if a library has burnt down."
– West African Proverb

"The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before."
– Neil Gaiman

"A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in."
– Greek Proverb

"People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
– Maya Angelou

"Linux is a different ballpark. Some people need the tightly controlled apple environment, some people need the diverse windows platform, and some people need the open Linux platform. But, generally speaking, Linux has the most potential since you can do anything."
– Rath1on [from Reddit]

"One of my linux programming professors always liked to say Mac is like a tricycle, you won't go very fast, but you won't get hurt, Windows is a crotch rocket, you can go very fast, but also die just as fast, Linux is just a bunch of parts on the ground to put together however you want."
– rtothewin [from Reddit]