Thursday, October 11, 2012

OH Mel....

You're an embarrassment to me. You look like a fucking bitch in heat, and if you get raped by a pack of niggers, it will be your fault.

Taped phone conversation of Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva, the mother of his daughter

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Yasunari Kawabata II

That play of black upon white, white upon black, has the intent and takes the form of creative art. It has in it a flow of the spirit and a harmony of music.

Yasunari Kawabata

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Geoffrey Rush

But there is a scary side to acting for me, because I have always wanted to develop rather than plateau out. When people come to me and tell me I was terrific in this or that, I do not want to fall flat on my face the next time. But, tough, I have fallen flat before. You just get up and dust yourself off

Geoffrey Rush

Saturday, September 15, 2012


Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving to the citizen as much freedom of action and of being, as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.

James Fenimore Cooper

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Great Cases

Great cases like hard cases make bad law. For great cases are called great, not by reason of their importance in shaping the law of the future, but because of some accident of immediate overwhelming interest which appeals to the feelings and distorts the judgement.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr

Saturday, September 8, 2012


A single experience of this awful convulsion of the elements suffices to fasten the memory of its occurrence upon the mind with such a dreadful force that no effort can efface the remembrance of it. The destructive violence of this storm exceeds in its power, fierceness, and grandeur all other phenomena of the atmosphere.

John Park Finley

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Girls blush, sometimes, because they are alive,
Half wishing they were dead to save the shame.
The sudden blush devours them, neck and brow;
They have drawn too near the fire of life, like gnats,
And flare up bodily, wings and all.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Yasunari Kawabata

The "secret" of their being up in the tree had continued for almost two years now. Where the thick trunk branched out near the top, the two could sit comfortably. Michiko, straddling one branch, leaned back against another. There were days when little birds came and days when the wind sang through the pine needles. Although they weren't that high off the ground, these two little lovers felt as if they were in a completely different world, far away from the earth.

Yasunari Kawabata

Monday, August 20, 2012

I guess he was on combat....

There is no way I am going to put myself through Sandhurst and then sit on my arse back home while my boys are out fighting for their country.

Prince Henry of Wales

Thursday, August 9, 2012


"It is sinful to even see the face of a man who does not feel his friend's pain. Treat your own mountain-like pain as though it were a speck. Treat your friend's speck-like pain as though it were a mountain."


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

X-Men E for Extinction

Professor Xavier: Thoughts on the new school uniforms?
Wolverine: Suddenly I don't have to look like an idiot in broad daylight.

Monday, August 6, 2012


The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty.

Bernard Shaw

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire.

During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, an armored space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet.

Pursued by the Empire's sinister agents, Princess Leia races home aboard her starship, custodian of the stolen plans that can save her people and restore freedom to the galaxy....
Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Religious Ideas

If a person's religious ideas correspond not with your own, love him nevertheless. How different would yours have been, had the chance of birth placed you in Tartary or India! Percy Bysshe Shelley

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Poverty and the international community

The international community . . . allows nearly 3 billion people—almost half of all humanity—to subsist on $2 or less a day in a world of unprecedented wealth.

Kofi Annan

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Becoming a Vegan

How far down the evolutionary scale shall we go? Shall we eat fish? What about shrimps? Oysters? To answer these questions we must bear in mind the central principle on which our concern for other beings is based...the only legitimate boundary to our concern for the interests of other beings is the point at which it is no longer accurate to say that the other being has interests. To have interests, in a strict, nonmetaphorical sense, a being must be capable of suffering or experiencing pleasure. If a being suffers, there can be no moral justification for disregarding that suffering, or for refusing to count it equally with the like suffering of any other being. But the converse of this is also true. If a being is not capable of suffering, or of enjoyment, there is nothing to take into account.

Peter Singer
Becoming a Vegan

Saturday, July 28, 2012

An age of poverty.

It is still her use
To let the wretched man outlive his wealth,
To view with hollow eye and wrinkled brow
An age of poverty.

William Shakespeare,
The Merchant of Venice 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Book of Laughter and Forgetting

People are always shouting they want to create a better future. It's not true. The future is an apathetic void of no interest to anyone. The past is full of life, eager to irritate us, provoke and insult us, tempt us to destroy or repaint it. The only reason people want to be masters of the future is to change the past. They are fighting for access to the laboratories where photographs are retouched and biographies and histories rewritten.

Milan Kundera

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Icy Ladder

So, life is like, again, an icy ladder. So, when you climb up, you have to be really, really energetic or you won’t be able to climb up ‘cause you slip and fall down.

Stanislav Pozdniakov

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Plan 9 from Outer Space

For a time we tried to contact them by radio but no response. Then they attacked a town, a small town I'll admit, but nevertheless a town of people, people who died.

Col. Edwards

Monday, July 16, 2012

Two sides

"There are two sides to reconciliation; the law aspect and the moral values. Unless there is improvement for both, changes will not come by easily."

Taito Waradi

Sunday, July 15, 2012

The function of music

"Art, and, above all, music, has a fundamental function, which is to catalyze the sublimation that it can bring about through all means of expression. It must aim through fixations which are landmarks, to draw [one] towards a total exaltation in which the individual mingles, losing his consciousness in a truth immediate, rare, enormous, and perfect. If a work of art succeeds in this undertaking even for a single moment, it attains its goal."

Iannis Xenakis

Saturday, July 14, 2012


Stay where you are, He-Man! One more move and your friends will not live to see another day! I give you a choice. Return with me to Eternia as my slave and save their despicable lives, or perish with them on this primitive and tasteless planet. Surrender your sword!

Masters of the Universe

Friday, July 13, 2012

Life, Liberty, Property

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of property were just what Aristotle did not talk about. They are the conditions of happiness; but the essence of happiness, according to Aristotle, is virtue. So the moderns decided to deal with the conditions and to let happiness take care of itself.

 Allan Bloom

Thursday, July 12, 2012



 Dalek Emperor
Dr Who

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Idea of compassion

The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.

Thomas Merton

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Be Aware

Every individual is at once the beneficiary and the victim of the linguistic tradition into which he has been born — the beneficiary inasmuch as language gives access to the accumulated records of other people's experience, the victim in so far as it confirms him in the belief that reduced awareness is the only awareness and as it bedevils his sense of reality, so that he is all too apt to take his concepts for data, his words for actual things.

Aldous Huxley
In The Doors of Perception

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Douglas MacArthur

It is part of the general pattern of misguided policy that our country is now geared to an arms economy which was bred in an artificially induced psychosis of war hysteria and nurtured upon an incessant propaganda of fear. While such an economy may produce a sense of seeming prosperity for the moment, it rests on an illusionary foundation of complete unreliability and renders among our political leaders almost a greater fear of peace than is their fear of war.

Douglas MacArthur

Friday, June 22, 2012

we see

We see what we are told that we see.
Repetition and pride are the keys to this.
To hear and to see
Even an obvious lie
And again and again
May be to say it,
Almost by reflex
Then to defend it
Because we have said it
And at last to embrace it
Because we've defended it.

Octavia Butler

Stand and think

Stand in the place where you live
Now face North
Think about direction
Wonder why you haven’t
Now stand in the place where you work
Now face West
Think about the place where you live
Wonder why you haven’t before.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

I dont know

What would have to occur or to have occurred to constitute for you a disproof of the love of, or the existence of, God?

Antony Flew

Friday, June 8, 2012

Philospher Vs Scientist

A philosopher is a person who knows less and less about more and more, until he knows nothing about everything. A scientist is a person who knows more and more about less and less, until he knows everything about nothing.

John Ziman

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Isn't it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned? Isn't it also great when friends visit from distant places? If one remains not annoyed when he is not understood by people around him, isn't he a sage?


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Life and work

There has never been any division between my life and my work

Marisa Merz

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Invaders from Home Book

"Look around you. Everywhere. They are there. In every home - lurking in dark corners ... small, bi-pedal entities with almost human brains play their games in which adults are the pawns. They play and wait for the time when they will take over the world!"

Invaders from Home Book 1 of 6, Piranha Press
John Blair Moore

Monday, June 4, 2012


You damned fools. You can either vote for me for mayor or you can go to hell.

 John Wentworth

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Once Upon a Time in the West

Do you know anything about a guy going around playing the harmonica? He's someone you'd remember. Instead of talking, he plays. And when he better play, he talks.

Once Upon a Time in the West

Saturday, June 2, 2012

A Celebration of Tribal Peoples

In the relentless search for advancement and material progress we have perhaps alienated ourselves from our Earth. I feeltingly witnessed this innate appreciation of belonging when the Colombian Indians greeted strangers on a street in Bogatá. Tribal people are the beacons that illuminate the importance of these connections. If we destroy them, we somother these lights, and so make our future far less human. I believe their survival, far from being a fringe concern, is one of the greatest humanitarian concerns of our time.

We are one: A Celebration of Tribal Peoples, Quadrille Publishing
Stephen Corry

Friday, June 1, 2012


Education, for most people, means trying to lead the child to resemble the typical adult of his society... But for me, education means making creators... You have to make inventors, innovators, not conformists.

Jean Piaget

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Making History

I don’t know whether Napoleon did or did not try to get across there and I don’t care. I don’t know much about history, and I wouldn’t give a nickel for all the history in the world. It means nothing to me. History is more or less bunk. It's tradition. We don't want tradition. We want to live in the present and the only history that is worth a tinker's damn is the history we make today.

Henry Ford

Duck and Cover

If you are not ready, and did not know what to do, it could hurt you in different ways. It could knock you down, hard, or throw you against a tree or a wall. It is such a big explosion, it can smash in buildings and knock signboards over, and break windows all over town, but if you duck and cover, like Bert, you will be much safer.

Duck and Cover

Sleeping with the enemy

The battle of the sexes will never be won as long as we keep sleeping with the enemy.

Emo Phillips

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Funny Guy

Yes, I was a funny guy for a long time. When I started out, I just wanted to write humor. I wrote humor for kids. My very first book was called How to be Funny. It was about how to get big laughs at the dinner table and how to get laughs in school. Parents hated this book. I wrote joke books, like A Hundred and One Monster Jokes, and other joke books for years. I did maybe a hundred of them. I had a great time, and I did this humor magazine called Bananas for ten years. It was sort of Mad Magazine, but it was all in color, and it was great. That was all I ever wanted to do. I couldn't believe it. When that ended, I figured I would just coast for the rest of my career. That was it. I'd already done what I wanted to do. I had no idea what was coming up.
R. L. Stine

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

One murder makes a villain. Millions a hero

Wars, conflict, it's all business. "One murder makes a villain. Millions a hero". Numbers sanctify.

 Sir Charlie Chaplin

Monday, May 21, 2012


The great mistake of the reformers is to believe that life begins and ends with health, and that happiness begins and ends with a full stomach and the power to enjoy physical pleasures, even of the finer kind.

Katharine Fullerton Gerould

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Mississippi Burning

They want me to say, "Let us not forget that two white boys also died helping negros help themselves." They want me to say, "We mourn with the mothers of these two white boys." But the state of Mississippi won't even allow these white boys to be buried in the same cemetary as this [points to coffin] negro boy. I say, "I have no more love to give! I have only anger in my heart today, and I want you to be angry with me! That I am sick and I am tired, and I want you to be sick and tired with me! I-I-I am sick and tired of going to the funerals of black men who have been murdered by white men! And I-I am sick and tired of the people of this country who continue to allow these things to happen!" What is an unalienable right if you are a negro? What does it mean, Equal Treatment under the law? What-what does it mean, Liberty and justice for all? Now I say to these people, "Look at the face of this young man, and you will see the face of a black man. But if you look at the blood shed, it is red! It is like yours! It is JUST... LIKE... YOURS!"

Mississippi Burning

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Mom: Zach. Put it back, right now. If you need money, ask me first.
Zach: Okay then, can I have ten dollars?
Mom: Forget it bitch..
Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Friday, May 18, 2012

Wrong Picture

Science always doesn't go forwards. It's a bit like doing a Rubik's cube. You sometimes have to make more of a mess with a Rubik's cube before you can get it to go right. You build up this picture of what there is and you believe it to be true and you work with this picture and you refine it but sometimes you have to abandon the picture. Sometimes you discover the picture you thought you had, that everybody thought we had, actually turns out to be wrong.

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Thursday, May 17, 2012


Yes, there is a Divinity, one from which we must never turn aside for the guidance of our huge inward life and of the share we have as well in the life of all men. It is called the truth.

Herni Barbusse

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Making judgements

You cannot avoid making judgements but you can become more conscious of the way in which you make them. This is critically important because once we judge someone or something we tend to stop thinking about them or it. Which means, among other things, that we behave in response to our judgements rather than to that to which is being judged. People and things are processes. Judgements convert them into fixed states. This is one reason that judgements are often self-fulfilling.

 Neil Postman

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Inanimate objetcs and litigation

Inanimate objects are sometimes parties in litigation. A ship has a legal personality, a fiction found useful for maritime purposes. The corporation sole – a creature of ecclesiastical law – is an acceptable adversary and large fortunes ride on its cases....So it should be as respects valleys, alpine meadows, rivers, lakes, estuaries, beaches, ridges, groves of trees, swampland, or even air that feels the destructive pressures of modern technology and modern life. The river, for example, is the living symbol of all the life it sustains or nourishes – fish, aquatic insects, water ouzels, otter, fisher, deer, elk, bear, and all other animals, including man, who are dependent on it or who enjoy it for its sight, its sound, or its life. The river as plaintiff speaks for the ecological unit of life that is part of it

 William O. Douglas

Monday, May 14, 2012


David: My people pray to a god who doesn't answer. Who leaves it up to us to decide how to behave.
Spartacus: A good god for a free man?
David: Not when answers are what you need.
Spartacus: Maybe that's the price we pay to live in a world where we get to choose.
Movie - 2004

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Why stop there?

The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? There is a brotherhood among all men. This must be recognized if life is to remain. We must learn the love of man.

Pablo Casals

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Not so amazing...

The Star Trek computer doesn't seem that interesting. They ask it random questions, it thinks for a while. I think we can do better than that.

Larry Page

Friday, May 11, 2012


Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.

John Adams

Thursday, May 10, 2012

There is a Santa Claus

Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy.

 Francis Pharcellus Church

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Man enough

My name was out there in the public arena for people to make assumptions on why I missed a drugs test. That stigma is something that may never go away. I go out there and play for the fans and for my family and for myself and to have that taken away from me in such a way was disheartening and something that really did shock me. I'm man enough to admit that I did cry.

Rio Ferdinand

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Expensive War

"This is going to be a very expensive war, and Victory is not guaranteed— for anyone, and certainly not for anyone as baffled as George W. Bush. All he knows is that his father started the war a long time ago, and that he, the goofy child-President, has been chosen by Fate and the global Oil industry to finish it Now."

Hunter S. Thompson

Monday, May 7, 2012

Liberation of Namibia

My dearest wish is the liberation of Namibia, for whose freedom I am quite prepared to give my life. I am conscious that I may never see the fulfilment of this hope within my own lifetime. I am more conscious for the many, many failures to achieve or accomplish what I might have achieved, as well as my failures to convince people, to win over support for our struggle within this country and elsewhere. I am deeply conscious of my failures to love, to show more patience when people have shown an inability to grasp our situation or have responded with stubborn aggression or anger. My constant reproach to myself is, if I had been more loving, perhaps Bishop X would have responded or Archbishop Y might have been more positive. But the very failing has its lessons to teach my brother and sister Namibians who will come after me and who will carry forward the struggle, learning from my mistakes. God can use my failures as well as my successes. This is a cause for great hope. "When I am weakest then am strongest!" God can turn my failures into triumphs: this is the mystery of the Cross.

Colin Winter

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Adam and Eve

Whoever has lived long enough to find out what life is, knows how deep a debt of gratitude we owe to Adam, the first great benefactor of our race. He brought death into the world.

Mark Twain

Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Trith

You cannot get the truth by capturing it, only by its capturing you.

 Søren Kierkegaard

Friday, May 4, 2012

The Path to the Nest of Spiders

I set my hand to the art of writing early on. Publishing was easy for me, and I at once found favor and understanding. But it was a long time before I realized and convinced myself that this was anything but mere chance. Everything can change, but not the language that we carry inside us, like a world more exclusive and final than one's mother's womb. Your first book already defines you, while you are really far from being defined. And this definition is something you may then carry with you for the rest of your life, trying to confirm it or extend or correct or deny it; but you can never eliminate it.

Italo Calvino
The Path to the Nest of Spiders (1947),

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Piss against

A person could piss against a tree, he could piss on his mother, he could piss on his own breeches, and get off, but he must not piss against the wall -- that would be going quite too far. The origin of the divine prejudice against this humble crime is not stated; but we know that the prejudice was very strong -- so strong that nothing but a wholesale massacre of the people inhabiting the region where the wall was defiled could satisfy the Deity.

Mark Twain
Letters from the Earth

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


The man who said "I'd rather be lucky than good" saw deeply into life. People are afraid to face how great a part of life is dependent on luck. It's scary to think so much is out of one's control. There are moments in a match when the ball hits the top of the net, and for a split second, it can either go forward or fall back. With a little luck, it goes forward, and you win. Or maybe it doesn't, and you lose.

Chris Wilton
Match Point 

Monday, April 30, 2012

Brother Firefighter

 It's never an easy thing, saying goodbye to a brother firefighter, it's not. And this time, particularly is difficult for me because I watched Jack grow into a, well, into one of the finest firefighters I've ever known. He joined this department because he wanted to help people, who knows how many homes are still standing because Jack was there or how many lives were spared. He gave his life for that cause. We'll never forget you Jack. And we're better for having known you. But I make you this one promise, tomorrow when that bell rings, we will be back on the truck, because you were the bravest of the brave. People are always asking me, how is it that firefighters run into a burning building when everyone else is running out? Well, Jack, you answered that question by saving another man's life. Your courage is the answer. And today we will be as brave as you, by not mourning you, but by celebrating your life. So I'd like everyone to stand up and celebrate the life of Jack Morrison.

Chief Kennedy
Ladder 49

Sunday, April 29, 2012

All dogs go to heaven

All dogs go to heaven, because, unlike people, dogs are naturally good, and loyal and kind.


Saturday, April 28, 2012


Some die with their boots on, some die of cancer, but most lefties die of their broken hearts.

Richard Albercht

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.

Baruch Spinoza

Wednesday, April 25, 2012


I grew up in Baltimore and that's why I root for the Orioles. I'm very suspicious of people who move and take on a new team. You should stick with the team of your youth all the way to your grave. That shows a sense of loyalty and devotion.

Frank Deford

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Timon and Pumbaa


    Timon: Please don't eat me!
    Pumbaa: Drop 'em!
    Banzai: Hey! Who's the pig?
    Pumbaa: Are you talkin' to me?
    Timon: Uh-oh! They called him the pig.
    Pumbaa: Are you talking to me?
    Timon: Shouldn't have done that.
    Timon: Now they're in for it!
    Pumbaa: They call me... MR. PIG!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Futurism and Cubism are comparable in importance tot the invention of perspective, for which they substituted a new concept op space. All subsequent movements were latent in them or brought about by them.. ..the two movements cannot be regarded as in opposition to each other, even though they started from opposite points; I maintain (an idea approved by Apollinaire and later by Matisse) that they are two extremes of the same sign, tending to coincide at certain points which only the poetic instinct of the painter can discover: poetry being the content and raison d’être of art.

Gino Severini

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Dance like there's nobody watching

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching,
Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening,
And live like it's heaven on earth.”

― William W. Purkey

Friday, April 20, 2012


Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval. Social progress can be measured exactly by the social position of the fair sex, the ugly ones included.

Karl Marx

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Go big

Go big or go home. Because it's true. What do you have to lose?

Eliza Dushku

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


A system of morality which is based on relative emotional values is a mere illusion, a thoroughly vulgar conception which has nothing sound in it and nothing true.


Monday, April 16, 2012

Give and Take

All compromise is based on give and take, but there can be no give and take on fundamentals. Any compromise on mere fundamentals is a surrender. For it is all give and no take.

Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Body and mind

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.


Saturday, April 14, 2012

Don't cry

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss

Friday, April 13, 2012

The success of The Simpsons

The success of The Simpsons really opened doors. It showed that if you were working in animation you didn't necessarily have to be working in kids' television.

Seth MacFarlane

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Infinte and beyond

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”

― Albert Einstein

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

A wretched soul

A wretched soul, bruised with adversity,
We bid be quiet when we hear it cry;
But were we burdened with like weight of pain,
As much or more we should ourselves complain.

William Shakespeare

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


All women are flirts, but some are restrained by shyness, and others by sense.

François de La Rochefoucauld

Monday, April 9, 2012

Sharpening the Axe

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my ax.

Abraham Lincoln

Green Lantern's light!

In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power...Green Lantern's light!

Hal Jordan

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Wise Man

A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows the public opinion.

Chinese proverb

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Silmarillion

But those who saw the things that were done in that time, deeds of valour and wonder, have elsewhere told the tale of the War of the Ring, and how it ended both in victory unlooked for and in sorrow long foreseen. Here let it be said that in those days the Heir of Isildur arose in the North, and he took the shards of the sword of Elendil, and in Imladris they were reforged; and he went then to war, a great captain of Men. He was Aragorn son of Arathorn, the nine and thirtieth heir in the right line from Isildur, and yet more like to Elendil than any before him.

The Silmarillion