Quotes Collected During Fall 2005 Semester

The following quotes were added to GDT::Quotes during Fall 2005 semester. Most recently added quotes are displayed first.

In an ideal world, it would be great to have sufficient time and opportunity to converse with all 61,000-plus students in our ASU community, but let's face it, that isn't very realistic given the regimented-to-a-nanosecond nature of modern life.
-- Michael Crow { ASU president in his first official blog posting } [nano]

That was the hardest day of my life. I felt like I was missing my arm. I never want to do that again. Please do not ask me to do that again.
-- 10 year old kid { after going 24 hours without his cell phone on "No Phone Day" } [telephone]

Tick tock... Clock on the wall... No wonder we're losin time.
-- Neil Young { from the song "No Wonder" off of "Praire Wind" (2005) } [time]

Everyone takes the limits of his own vision for
the limits of the world.

-- Arthur Schopenhauer (01788-01860) {19th century philosopher; begins chapter 1 of Kurzweil's "The Singularity is Near"} [vision]

This is the kind of stuff the governor is really passionate about. High-tech is the future of Arizona.
-- Jeanine L'Ecuyer { governor's spokeswoman speaking about Google } [politics]

In order to live free and happily, you must sacrifice
boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.

-- der.hans (?????-) {quote attached to an email signature} [free/happy]

When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.
-- ancient saying { U.S. society, as of 2005, does not easily support this } [learning]

Unlike the Luddites, Mr. Kurzweil argues that the best way of
curbing technology's potential harm is ... more technology.

-- Glenn Reynolds {writing about Kurzweil's "Singularity is Near"; more...} [future]

At the Foo Camp in August, O'Reilly opened by asking participants to identify their passions with only three words.
-- Steven Levy { writing about Tim O'Reilly in Wired 13.10: The Trend Spotter } [passion/future]

The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.
-- unknown { from Teacher Tip Newsletter Issue 276 received 24 September 2005 } [teaching]

After leaving the Joshua tree forest, the road follows the tracks of the historic Union Pacific Railroad. We saw a freight train with eight engines-all of them running-pulling a long string of cargo cars up the steep Cima grade. When we reached the end of train, we found out that eight locomotives weren't enough. Two "pushers" were laboring away, too.
-- Mark Sedenquist { founder, publisher, and managing editor of RoadTrip America® } [roadtrip]

A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
-- John Burroughs (1837-1921) { American author; The Art of Seeing Things } [failure/blame]

If you think you're too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.
-- Anita Roddick { founder of The Body Shop } [limits]

Life goes on, and this is a part of life that's every bit as important as finding jobs and working.
-- John Junker { Fiesta Bowl President speaking about the LSU vs. ASU football game } [sport]

The U.S. Department of Labor says the workforce of the
future will need education far in excess of high school.
Those with technical training and a strong background in
math and science will be in demand.

-- Arizona Republic {"Our Stand" editorial on Labor Day, 5 September 02005} [education]

Bush didn't tax CO2, so we got a really bad Hurricane. Thanks Bobby, your political posturing is more pathetic than the looting.
-- Tom Liddy { PluggedIn posting about RFK's comments regarding Katrina } [politics]

It is difficult to describe what this situation feels like for those involved. It is surreal and unfathomable; yet, there is light at the end of the tunnel. Our focus is on the light and not the darkness.
-- Scott Cowen { Tulane University president blogging about hurricane Katrina } [vision]

One is equal to two for sufficiently large values of one.
-- annoymous { from Practical C++ Programming, chapter 19, floating-point } [math]

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
-- Mark Twain (01835-01910) {American humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer; more...} [life]

How glorious it is--an also how painful--to be an exception.
-- Alfred de Musset (1810-1857) { French romantic poet and playwright; about de Musset } [exception]

A mathematician is a blind man in a dark room looking
for a black cat which isn't there.

-- Charles Darwin (01809-01882) {English naturalist/evolutionist; more...} [math]

If these kids can find out Britney Spears' pants size online, they can know the law. These kids have all had the DARE program and have heard this in school.
-- Sgt. Steve Henry { bicycle squad supervisor for the Chandler police } [freedom]

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Author: Gerald D.Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 15 August 2005
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:38 MST