My Favorite Quotes
I have been collecting quotes for a few years, and I thought it would be interesting to share my favorites.
** “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” -Arthur C. Clarke
** “When the boss is a dope, everyone under him is a dope or soon will be." -Jacob Rabinow
** "The probability of success varies inversely with the rank of the observers." -Jacob Rabinow
** "The opposition to a new idea is directly proportional to its novelty." -Jacob Rabinow
** Lenard Nimoy asked Phillipe Halsman a photographer Life magazine about how he got involved with photography. "My career is rather like the story about the prostitute. When someone asked her how she got into her business, she said, 'First I did it to please myself, then I did it to please my friends, then I did it for the money.'"
** "All we are is dust in the wind. Dude." -Ted Theodore Logan (Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure)
** “So it's sorta social. Demented and sad, but social.” -John Bender (The Breakfast Club)
** “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” -The Dread Pirate Roberts (The Princess Bride)
** “This is pure snow! Do you have any idea what the street value of this mountain is?” Charles De Mar (Better Off Dead)
** "Life without you was like a broken pencil. Pointless." Edmund Blackadder III
** "As Cunning as a Fox Who's Just Been Appointed Professor of Cunning at Oxford University." Edmund Blackadder III
** "Never have so many people understood so little about so much." -James Burke
** “There are things known and things unknown, and in between are the doors.” -Jim Morrison.
** "One likes to believe in the freedom of music, but glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity." Neil Pert
** "He's old enough to know what's right, but young enough not to choose it. He wise enough to win the world, but fool enough to lose it." Neil Pert
** ”The only women I understand are the ones I invent for my books, and half the time, I don’t understand them, either.” John Steinbeck
** “The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.” -Douglas Adams
** “I don’t do magic. I do science. One takes brains. The other takes dark eyeliner.” -Pickle Rick
** “The universe is under no obligation to make sense to you.” -Neil DeGrasse Tyson
** "Tip #268: Don't feel insecure or inferior! Remember, you're ORGANIC! You could win an argument with almost any rock!" -Firesign Theater
** “The only thing more dangerous than ignorance is arrogance.” -Albert Einstein
** “Don’t listen to the person who has the answers; listen to the person who has the questions.” -Albert Einstein
** “Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.” -Albert Einstein
** “There is a race between mankind and the universe. Mankind is trying to build bigger, better, faster, and more foolproof machines. The universe is trying to build bigger, better, and faster fools. So far the universe is winning.” -Albert Einstein
There are millions of quotes to choose from and what does my selection say about me? Clearly, I am a snarky individual who enjoys science.
I have written once quote that stands out. “Writing a book is 99% self-promotion and 1% other.” Granted, that is a rip-off of Edison. “Inventing is 99% perspiration and 1% inspiration.” Still, I will claim credit, which is an appropriate way to end a blog full of other people’s work.
You’re the best -Bill
August 05, 2020
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