Quotes Collected During Summer Break 2009

These quotes have been added to GDT::Quotes during Summer Break 2009. The most recently added quotes are displayed first.

You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
-- Dean Martin (01917-01995) {American singer, actor, comedian; more...} [booze]

Fools rush in and get the best seats.
-- Mad Magazine (01952-) {comic book by Harvey Kurtzman; more...} [life]

If we fail to anticipate the unforeseen, or expect the unexpected
in a universe of infinite possibilities, then we may fall victim
to anyone or anything that cannot be programmed, categorized,
or easily referenced.

-- Fox Mulder (01993-02002) {"X-Files" American science fiction TV series; more...} [future]

There's no "I" in "team", but there's one in "Kiss my ass!"
-- Slayer (01981-) {American thrash metal; more...} [philosophy]

Talk is cheap because supply exceeds demand.
-- Anonymous {signal-to-noise ratio} [life]

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.
-- Aristotle (00384BC-00322BC) {Greek philosopher; more...} [life]

The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government.
-- Tacitus (ca.56-ca.117) {senator and a historian of the Roman Empire; more...} [government]

Growing older is mandantory, staying a child is optional.
-- Anonymous {"May You Stay Forever Young"~Bob Dylan} [life]

While I don't claim to be a great programmer, I try to imitate one.
An important trait of the great ones is constructive laziness. They
know that you get an A not for effort but for results [...]

-- Eric S. Raymond (01957-) {computer programmer; "The Cathedral and the Bazaar"; more...} [programming]

Perhaps in the end the open-source culture will triumph
not because cooperation is morally right or software
"hoarding"' is morally wrong (assuming you believe the
latter, which neither Linus nor I do), but simply because
the closed-source world cannot win an evolutionary arms race
with open-source communities that can put orders of magnitude
more skilled time into a problem.

-- Eric S. Raymond (01957-) {computer programmer; "The Cathedral and the Bazaar"; more...} [open source]

Happiness is possible. 3 tricks: Let it pursue you.
Practice compassion. Laugh at almost everything.

-- John Perry Barlow (01947-) {Grateful Dead lyricist; EFF co-founder; more...} [happiness]

But the age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters,
economists, and calculators has succeeded; and the
glory of Europe is extinguished forever.

-- Edmund Burke (01729-01797) {founder of modern conservatism?; more...} [chivalry]

If all the insects on earth disappeared, within 50 years
all life on earth would disappear. If all humans disappeared,
within 50 years all species would flourish as never before.

-- Jonas Salk (01914-01995) {American who discovered/developed polio vaccine; more...} [nature]

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
-- Blaise Pascal (01623-01662) {French mathematician/physicist; more...} [life]

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it
will incline towards the religion of solitude.

-- Aldous Huxley (01894-01963) {writer and "leader of modern thought"; more...} [life]

The charm of history and its enigmatic lesson consist in the
fact that, from age to age, nothing changes and yet everything
is completely different.

-- Aldous Huxley (01894-01963) {writer and "leader of modern thought"; more...} [history]

Experience teaches only the teachable.
-- Aldous Huxley (01894-01963) {writer and "leader of modern thought"; more...} [experience]

A child-like man is not a man whose development has been arrested;
on the contrary, he is a man who has given himself a chance of
continuing to develop long after most adults have muffled themselves
in the cocoon of middle-aged habit and convention.

-- Aldous Huxley (01894-01963) {writer and "leader of modern thought"; more...} [life]

Logic is neither a science or an art, but a dodge.
-- Benjamin Jowett (01817-01893) {English scholar/theologian; more...} [logic]

We must learn our limits. We are all something but none of us are everything.
-- Blaise Pascal (01623-01662) {French mathematician/physicist; more...} [life]

Our nature consist in motion; complete rest is death.
-- Blaise Pascal (01623-01662) {French mathematician/physicist; more...} [life]

Strength does not come from physical capacity.
It comes from an indomitable will.

-- Mahatma Gandhi (01869-01948) {political and spiritual leader of India; more...} [life]

I could have calibrated those words differently.
-- Barack Obama (01961-) {44th President of the United States; more...} [communication]

It is the dull man who is always sure, and the sure man who is always dull.
-- H.L. Mencken (01880-01956) {American writer; wrote "The American Language"; more...} [life]

Everything is being compressed into tiny tablets. You take
a little pill of news every day - 23 minutes - and that's
supposed to be enough.

-- Walter Cronkite (01916-02009) {"the most trusted man in America"; more...} [education]

We are not educated well enough to perform the necessary act
of intelligently selecting our leaders.

-- Walter Cronkite (01916-02009) {"the most trusted man in America"; more...} [education]

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science
gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.

-- Isaac Asimov (01920-01992) {born in Russia; American author/biochemistry professor; more...} [life]

Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is.
-- Isaac Asimov (01920-01992) {born in Russia; American author/biochemistry professor; more...} [education]

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your
own reputation; for 'is better to be alone than in bad Company.

-- George Washington (01732-01799) {1st President of the United States; more...} [reputation]

One accurate measurement is worth a thousand expert opinions.
-- Grace Hopper (01906-01992) {U.S. Naval Officer; mathematician; computer programmer; more...} [life]

A technique is something you use instead of your brain.
-- Henry Mintzberg (01939-) {writes about business and management; more...} [thinking]

I've got hope, but you can't eat hope.
-- Neil Young (01945-) {lyric from "Fork In The Road"; more...} [life]

Americans have no past and no future. They live in an extended present.
-- Alexis DeToqueville (01805-01859) {French political thinker/historian; more...} [Americans]

There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number.
But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit!
We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call
them economical numbers.

-- Richard Feynman (01918-01988) {American physicist; more...} [numbers]

It [the Internet] is distracting. It's meaningless;
it's not real. It's in the air somewhere.

-- Ray Bradbury (01920-02012) {American novelist, short story writer, essayist; more... [Internet]

I don't believe in colleges and universities. I believe in libraries.
-- Ray Bradbury (01920-02012) {American novelist, short story writer, essayist; more... [education]

Sufficiently advanced political correctness is indistinguishable from sarcasm.
-- Erik Naggum (01965-02009) {computer programmer (Norway); more...} [life]

The main purpose of higher education and making all the smartest
kids from one school come together with all the smartest kids
from other schools, recursively, is to show every smart kid
everywhere that they are not the smartest kid around, that
no matter how smart they are, they are not equally smart at
everything even though they were just that to begin with, and
there will therefore always be smarter kids, if nothing else,
than at something other than they are smart at.

-- Erik Naggum (01965-02009) {computer programmer (Norway); more...} [education]

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
-- Dorothy Parker (01893-01967) {American writer and poet; more...} [curiosity]

Do not use Twitter if you think ignorance is bliss.
-- Ann Curry (01956-) {American TV news journalist; more...} [twitter]

We live in a society of one person, one vote, where progressive
taxes have been enacted precisely to weaken the winners.

-- Nicholas Taleb (01960-) {skeptical empiricist; more...} [taxes]

Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
-- Chuang-Tzu (00350 B.C.) {Chinese philosopher; more... } [life]

Open source is a development methodology; free software is a social movement.
-- Richard Stallman (01953-) {American software freedom activist/hacker; more...} [FLOSS]

[...] information doesn't just want to be free. It wants to be miscellaneous.
-- David Weinberger (01950-) {from "Everything is Miscellaneous"; American technologist; more... [informatics]

The solution to the overabundance if information is more information.
-- David Weinberger (01950-) {from "Everything is Miscellaneous"; American technologist; more... [informatics]

Congratulations, good luck, and see you on Facebook!
-- Jonathan Zittrain (01970-) {HS commencement speech; Internet law professor; more...} [life/Internet]

My view is that Wikipedia and projects like it belong
at the heart of a high school and college education.

-- Jonathan Zittrain (01970-) {HS commencement speech; Internet law professor; more...} [life/Internet]

In today's words, life is largely Twitter.
-- Jonathan Zittrain (01970-) {HS commencement speech; Internet law professor; more...} [life/twitter]

QOTW::Spring 2009 Semester

Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 08 June 2009
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:36 MST