My cigarette

Posted: February 23, 2018 by Murdock in Uncategorized

Ladies and gentlemen, it’s perhaps not very proper to smoke in front of you, but … it’s not very proper to disturb me when I am smoking.

~ Oscar Wilde


Only you

Posted: December 3, 2015 by Murdock in Conversations, Film & TV Quotes, Love, Quotes

DR MANHATTAN : Will you smile…
…if I admit I was wrong?
About what?
DR MANHATTAN : Miracles.
Events with astronomical odds
of occurring…
…like oxygen turning into gold.
I’ve longed to witness such an event,
and yet I neglect…
…that in human coupling…
…millions upon millions of cells
compete to create life…
…for generation after generation…
…until finally, your mother…
…Ioves a man…
…Edward Blake, the Comedian,
a man she has every reason to hate…
…and out of that contradiction,
against unfathomable odds…
…it’s you…
– that emerged.
To distill so specific a form…
…from all that chaos…
…is like turning air into gold.
A miracle.


~ Watchmen

Without so much as a microorganism

Posted: November 30, 2015 by Murdock in Film & TV Quotes, Quotes

Silver Spectre: Jon, please. You have to stop this. Everyone will die.

Doctor Manhattan: And the universe will not even notice. In my opinion, the existence of life is a highly overrated phenomenon. Just look around you.

Mars gets along perfectly well without so much as a microorganism. Here, it’s a constantly changing topographical map……flowing and shifting around the pole in ripples 10,000 years wide.

So tell me……how would all of this be greatly improved by an oil pipeline?
By a shopping mall?

~ Watchmen

El lujo

Posted: March 31, 2015 by Murdock in Conversations, Quotes

El lujo no tiene nada que ver con la ostentación, el lujo es lo que necesitas para vivir cómodamente, a gusto y feliz, una buena chimenea, un rincón de lectura…La simplicidad es el lujo.

Jacqueline Morabito

No man is an island

Posted: March 25, 2015 by Murdock in Poems, Quotes
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No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man’s death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

    Devotions upon Emergent Occasions
    John Donne 

What thou seest

Posted: March 21, 2015 by Murdock in Book Extracts, Quotes

All that thou seest will quickly perish, and those who have been spectators of its dissolution will very soon perish too. And he who dies at the extremest old age will be brought into the same condition with him who died prematurely.

~ Marcos Aurelius ~ Meditations

John Galt

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