Fun_People Archive
6 May
QOTD (for two days ago, but who's counting?)

Date: Sat,  6 May 95 17:51:15 PDT
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: QOTD (for two days ago, but who's counting?)

[I do try to keep it to one Quote Of The Day for each day, but somebody has to
make up for the days that get skipped... -psl]

Forwarded-by: bostic@CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)

We ... make the modern error of dignifying the Individual.  We do everything
we can to butter him up.  We give him a name, assure him that he has certain
inalienable rights, educate him, let him pass on his name to his brats and
when he dies we give him a special hole in the ground...  But after all, he's
only a seed, a bloom and a withering stalk among pressing billions.  Your
Individual is a pretty disgusting, vain, lewd little bastard...  By God, he
has only one right guaranteed to him in Nature, and that is the right to die
and stink to Heaven.
		-- Ross Lockridge, "Short Lives, by Katinka Matson"

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []