some of my favorite quotes...

"We don't inherit the land from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
- Native American saying

"just as the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly"
- proverb

"Point is, what's so wonderful is that every one of these flowers has a specific relationship with the insect that pollinates it. There's a certain orchid that looks exactly like a certain insect so the insect is drawn to this flower, its double, its soul mate, and wants nothing more than to make love to it. And after the insect flies off, spots another soul-mate flower and makes love to it, thus pollinating it. And neither the flower nor the insect will ever understand the significance of their lovemaking. I mean, how could they know that because of their little dance the world lives? But... it does. By simply doing what they're designed to do, something large and magnificent happens. In this sense they show us how to live - how the only barometer you have is your heart. How, when you spot your flower, you can't let anything get in your way."
- John Laroche in Adaptation (2000) played by Chris Cooper

"better a smart ass than a dumb ass!"
- me