Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Quote of the Day

There is only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.

- PJ O'Rourke


  1. This comes to mind...

    "Good God!" he cried, "can it be, can it be, that I shall really take an axe, that I shall strike her on the head, split her skull open... that I shall tread in the sticky warm blood, blood... with the axe... Good God, can it be?"

    - Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment, Ch. 5

  2. In a way Crime and Punishment could be summed up by the O'Rourke quote. He took the conssequences alright.

  3. Please... the government will be there to bail me out if I ever don't want the responsibility.