Mar 29, 2004

All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why. -- James Thurber

Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. -- Elbert Hubbard

Mar 26, 2004

There are more fools in the world than there are people. -- Heinrich Heine

Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything. -- Frank Dane

The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealised past. -- Robertson Davies, "A Voice from the Attic"

Mar 24, 2004

Life is something that happens when you can't get to sleep. -- Fran Lebowitz

Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting. -- John Russell

Mar 23, 2004

Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man. -- J. Robert Oppenheimer, speaking of Albert Einstein

Some people have so much respect for their superiors they have none left for themselves. -- Peter McArthur

Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few. -- George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903)

Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything. -- Sydney Smith

The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority. -- Ralph W. Sockman

Middle age is when your broad mind and narrow waist begin to change places. -- E. Joseph Crossman

The 'Net is a waste of time, and that's exactly what's right about it. -- William Gibson

Mar 19, 2004

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so. -- Gore Vidal

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. -- Albert Einstein

Mar 17, 2004

Computer Science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. -- E. W. Dijkstra

Of those who say nothing, few are silent. -- Thomas Neill

Mar 15, 2004

Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings. -- Ed Gardner

This isn't right. This isn't even wrong. -- Wolfgang Pauli, on a paper submitted by a physicist colleague

An economist is an expert who will know tomorrow why the things he predicted yesterday didn't happen today. -- Laurence J. Peter
Stoop and you'll be stepped on; stand tall and you'll be shot at. -- Carlos A. Urbizo

Invention is the mother of necessity. -- Thorstein Veblen

There's always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little - and it's always somebody else. -- Cullen Hightower

If little else, the brain is an educational toy. -- Tom Robbins

Mar 11, 2004

Just once, I wish we would encounter an alien menace that wasn't immune to bullets. -- Unknown, Brigader Lethbridge-Stewart in "Dr. Who"

If at first you don't succeed, find out if the loser gets anything. -- Bill Lyon

Nothing is as simple as we hope it will be. -- Jim Horning

Mar 10, 2004

Correct me if I'm wrong, but hasn't the fine line between sanity and madness gotten finer? -- George Price

People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. -- W. Somerset Maugham

Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways. -- Samuel McChord Crothers

Mar 4, 2004

If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style. -- Quentin Crisp

Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called 'rain'. -- Michael McClary

Mar 2, 2004

My favorite thing about the Internet is that you get to go into the private world of real creeps without having to smell them. -- Penn Jillette

Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion. -- Kate Reid

Golf and sex are about the only things you can enjoy without being good at. -- Jimmy Demaret

Mar 1, 2004

Oil prices have fallen lately. We include this news for the benefit of gas stations, which otherwise wouldn't learn of it for six months. -- Bill Tammeus, in Toronto's National Newspaper, 1991

An epigram often flashes light into regions where reason shines but dimly. -- Edwin P. Whipple

Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence. -- Frank Zappa

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. -- Albert Einstein

Not to be absolutely certain is, I think, one of the essential things in rationality. -- Bertrand Russell, "Am I An Atheist Or An Agnostic?"