"The Universe is already insane, anything else would just be redundant" - Londo Mollari, Centauri Ambassador to BabylonFive
"Maybe the universe blinked. Maybe God changed his mind. I don't know. All I know is we got another chance." - Commander Sinclair, Earth Force, BabylonFive
"For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled." - RichardFeynman
, Appendix to the RogersCommission?
Report on the Challenger Space Shuttle Accident
"I cannot agree with those who rank modesty among the virtues ... to underestimate one's self is as much a departure from truth as to exaggerate one's own powers." - SherlockHolmes
"My agenda was hidden well... Now I don't know where I left it..." - Chagall Guevara, "Escher's World"
"October is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February." - MarkTwain
"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." - IsaacAsimov
"Quod me nutrit me destruit" ("What nourishes me, destroys me"; tattooed on AngelinaJolie?
"Listening, Testing, Coding, Designing. That's all there is to software. Anyone who tells you different is selling something." - KentBeck
I show up occasionally, say something quotable, and then hope for the best.
King Arthur: Good idea, O Lord!
God: Of course it's a good idea!
"One should never do anything you can't talk about after dinner" -- OscarWilde?
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, refrains from giving wordy evidence to the fact
-- George O'Keefe
When you have nothing to say, it is time to be silent
-- King of Siam
"When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty.
I only think about how to solve the problem.
But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong." -BuckminsterFuller
"He who breaks something to find out what it is has lost the path to wisdom" -- Gandalf
"The untrustworthy are ever distrustful" -- Gandalf
"People with great minds talk about ideas.
People with ordinary minds talk about things.
People with small minds talk about other people." -- EleanorRoosevelt?
Am I the only one who sees the irony in this?
A single intelligent remark can destroy a man's entire career.
-- Ezra Pound
The wind was against them now, and Piglet's ears streamed behind him like banners as he fought his way along, and it seemed hours before he got them into the shelter of the Hundred Acre Wood and they stood up straight again, to listen, a little nervously, to the roaring of the gale among the tree-tops.
"Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?"
"Supposing it didn't," said Pooh after careful thought. --AAMilne
"I know there are people in this world who do not love their fellow human beings - and I hate people like that"
"If it wasn't for the honor, I just have soon not been blacklisted."
"When in danger, when in doubt,
run in circles, scream and shout"
--Original Source Unknown (noted in boot messages for A/UX 1.0)
This was in a RobertHeinlein
novel (which one?) as:
"When in danger, fear or doubt,
run in circles, scream and shout"
"Does anyone know where the love of god goes,
when the waves turn the minutes to hours?"
--Gordon Lightfoot, "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald"
"Now some folks are schemers who laugh at the dreamers
Take the gold from the sailors and turn it to dross
They are men in prison, women without vision
Whose only horizon is profit and loss"
--Eric Bogle, "Safe in the Harbor"
(via Lee Murdock)
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
"You cannot build your reputation on what you are going to do." -- Henry Ford
"Just go with the flow - it doesn't hurt as much." -- something MichaelFinney
got from VincentMiles
"Look both ways before crossing the street." -- from many parents / guardians.
"Have your second child first." -- advice for would-be parents.
"If I had known grandchildren were so much fun, I would have had them first" -- heard from my mother shortly after the birth of my (first and so far only) child; though I'm quite sure it's from somewhere else.
"When in doubt, use brute force." -- KenThompson
Remember, every commercial transaction stems from a disagreement in something's worth. When you buy a loaf a bread for a dollar from a grocer, you're saying the loaf is worth more to you than the dollar; the grocer is saying the dollar is worth more to him than the loaf. -- JohnBrewer
tone." -- EddieVanHalen?
"Nietzsche is dead" -- God
A grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak. -James Russell
Lowell, poet, editor, and diplomat (1819-1891)
From other pages
- "So I can just add text here? Cool!"
- Ancient Quotes (perhaps 600 BC):
- "The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun."
- "Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us."
- "There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after."
- Not so ancient quote (perhaps 2004):
- " To describe is perhaps to value"