Quotes Collected During Summer Break 2003

QOTW::Spring, 2003

These quotes have been added to GDT::Quotes during Summer Break 2003. They are displayed in oldest-to-newest order.

Knowledge lives in communities, not individuals. A computer user who's not part of a community of computer users is going to have a harder time of it than one who is.
-- Phil Agre [UCLA Professor... How to help someone use a computer]

The crumsumpten of alcahol may Mack you tink you can tipe real gode
-- unknown source [Cheers]

The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Oh, wait. I'm rocketing upwards. I'm rocketing upwards!
-- BryceC [PLUG member; BryceCo.Net]

It's so simple to be happy, but so difficult to be simple.
-- Gururaj Ananda Yogi (01932-01988) {note 1st name starts with guru; more...} [life]

In general, an implementation must be conservative in its sending behavior, and liberal in its receiving behavior.
-- Jon Postel {Internet pioneer and author of RFC 791 (Internet Protocol Specification) }

Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.
-- Alexander Solzhenitsyn [ autobiography ]

Windows '95 [n] 32 bit extensions and a graphical shell for a 16 bit patch to an 8 bit operating system originally coded for a 4 bit microprocessor, written by a 2 bit company, that can't stand 1 bit of competition.
-- Bob Dowling [ ...home page... ]

What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.
-- Samuel Beckett

Leave the beaten track occasionally and dive into the woods.
You will be certain to find something you have never seen before.

-- Alexander Graham Bell (01847-01922) {invented the telephone in 01875; more...; Mesa...} [adventure]

Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing.
-- unknown source

Nobody tells me how to do my job, but there is tremendous pressure to do a good job.
-- Arno Penzias [from the book Bell Labs: Life in the Crown Jewel ]

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years.
We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle
the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

-- Samuel Ullman (01840-01924) {a American businessman; more...} [life]

Life isn't like a box of chocolates, it's more like a jar of jalapenos. What you do today, might burn your ass tomorrow.
-- unknown source [via Vicky via Kathleen]

I hate lying on the beach - it's worse than prison for me.
-- Marvin Minsky (01927-) {Artificial intelligence guru; Minsky's homepage at MIT.edu} [life]

I won't retire, but I might retread.
-- Neil Young [Greendale album... Falling from Above]

Since there is no definite way to locate such a point, it would be best to ignore it entirely.
-- Oscar S. Adams [Senior Mathematician, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, on calculating 'geographical centers.']

The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson (01803-01882) {American philosopher, poet and essayist } [wisdom]

Hold me now
I'm six feet from the edge and I'm thinking
That maybe six feet
Ain't so far down

-- Creed [ CreedNet.com::One Last Breath lyrics]

You spend your whole life
Just pilin' it up there
You got stacks and stacks and stacks
Then, Gabriel comes and taps you on the shoulder
But you don't see no hearses with luggage racks

-- Don Henley [ LyricsFreak.com::Gimme What You Got]

You can arm yourself, alarm yourself
But there's nowhere you can run
'Cause a man with a briefcase
can steal more money
Than any man with a gun

-- Don Henley [ LyricsFreak.com::Gimme What You Got]

A man is not completely born until he is dead.
-- Benjamin Franklin (01706-01790) {polymath/Founding Father of the U.S.; more...} [life/death]

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.
-- Isaac Asimov [ AsimovOnline.com::Homepage ]

We are just at the very beginning of the computer revolution. People should realize not only is it not over, but it's scarcely begun.
-- Andries van Dam {from the August 2003 Communications of the ACM}

Uncle Herman, you are the greatest father figure since Lorne Greene.
-- Marilyn Munster { the "ugly" one of the family; more... } [fatherhood]

I do not have to bow to any special interest. I have plenty of money. No one can pay me off. Trust me. No one.
-- Arnold Schwarzenegger [body-builder turned terminator turned politician]

To have a conversation, you have to be comfortable
being human -- acknowledging you don't have all the
answers, being eager to learn from someone else and
to build new ideas together.

-- David Wienberger {Cluetrain Manifesto::Chapter 5:: The Hyperlinked Organization}

The objective of the Interplanetary Internet project is to define the architecture and protocols necessary to permit interoperation of the Internet resident on Earth with other remotely located internets resident on other planets or spacecraft in transit.
-- InterPlaNetary Internet Project [IPN is a network of disconnected Internets]

The world's largest particle physics laboratory ... where the web was born!
-- CERN.ch [the European Organisation for Nuclear Research homepage]

Sometimes the price of freedom is what freedom brings.
-- Eric Schlosser {author of the book Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market }

QOTW::Spring, 2003

Author: G.D.Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 23 May 2003
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:38 MST