About Roberto Ruiz

Feed me ideas! Nom nom nom...

Public Notes


Recent Activity

  • Roberto shared from Essays in Humanism by Albert Einstein
    Private capital tends to become concentrated in few hands, partly because of competition among the capitalists, and partly because technological development and the increasing division of labor encourage the formation of larger units of production at the expense of the smaller ones. The result of these developments is an oligarchy of private capital the enormous power of which cannot be effectively checked even by a democratically organized political society. This is true since the members of legislative bodies are selected by political parties, largely financed or otherwise influenced by private...
    Note: Einstein and Marx, sitting on a tree... :)
  • Roberto shared from Night by Elie Wiesel
    In the beginning there was faith—which is childish; trust—which is vain; and illusion—which is dangerous. We believed in God, trusted in man, and lived with the illusion that every one of us has been entrusted with a sacred spark from the Shekhinah’s flame; that every one of us carries in his eyes and in his soul a reflection of God’s image. That was the source if not the cause of all our ordeals.
  • Roberto shared from "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton
    There were a lot of fools at that conference—pompous fools—and pompous fools drive me up the wall. Ordinary fools are all right; you can talk to them, and try to help them out. But pompous fools—guys who are fools and are covering it all over and impressing people as to how wonderful they are with all this hocus pocus—THAT, I CANNOT STAND! An ordinary fool isn’t a faker; an honest fool is all right. But a dishonest fool is terrible!
  • Roberto shared from "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard P. Feynman, Ralph Leighton
    I wonder why. I wonder why. I wonder why I wonder. I wonder why I wonder why I wonder why I wonder!
    Note: The amazing mysteries that only three little words can evoke...
  • Roberto shared from God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens
    the best-selling pulp-fiction Left Behind series, which, ostensibly “authored” by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, was apparently generated by the old expedient of letting two orangutans loose on a word processor:
    Note: Written by orangutans, read by sheep :)