"Although organisms continuously exchange material and energy with their environment, they are not in equilibrium with their environment, not as long as they are alive. In fact, they are alive only as long as they are able to keep themselves away from equilibrium— as far away as possible. As an organism grows old and senesces, it is getting closer and closer to equilibrium."
"Owners of dogs will have noticed that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they will think you are God. Whereas owners of cats are compelled to realise that, if you provide them with food and water and shelter and affection, they draw the conclusion that they are gods."
"Beware the irrational, however seductive. Shun the ‘transcendent’ and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself. Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others. Don’t be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish. Picture all experts as if they were mammals. Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity. Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence. Suspect your own motives, and all excuses. Do not live for others any more than you would expect others to live for you."
A woman asks her programmer husband to go shopping. “Dear, please go to the corner store and buy a loaf bread. Also, if they have eggs, buy a dozen.” “OK, hun.” 20 minutes later the husband returns with 12 loaves of bread. His wife is flabbergasted. “Dear, why on earth did you buy so much bread?” “They had eggs.”