Quotes Collected During Summer 2011 Break

The following quotes were added to GDT::Quotes during Summer 2011 Break. Most recently added quotes are displayed first. [Note: The GDT::Quote collection started Summer 2011 Break with 1083 quotes.]

Even if you don't think of yourself as a math person
or a science person, you can still excel in those subjects
if you're willing to make the effort.

-- Barack Obama (01961-) {U.S. President #44; from 9/14/02010 Back To School Lecture; more...} [learning]
[Thurman adds: Non-computing people can still excel at computing.]

The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what
you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more
alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect.

-- Esther Dyson (01951-) {journalist/entrepreneur; more...} [Internet]

Not because we didn't have the capacity to pay our bills
-- we do -- but because we didn't have a AAA political
system to match our AAA credit rating.

-- Barack Obama (01961-) {44th U.S. President; debt ceiling crisis of 2011; more...} [politics]

Too bad you had to resort to name calling, but I understand.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

If I've said it n times, I've said it ++n times.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {an American currently living in Arizona; more...} [life]

I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use
as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no
longer figure out how to use my telephone.

-- Bjarne Stroustrup (01950-) {Danish computing guru; the father of C++; more...} [technology]

It is not necessary to understand things in order to argue about them.
-- Pierre Beaumarchais (01732-01799) {Revolutionary France/Figaro/etc.; more...} [life]

Every time we say we're just at the start, we're right.
-- Steve Wozniak (01950-) {computing guru/co-founder of Apple Inc.; more...} [technology]

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return.
It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale."

-- Arthur C. Clarke (01917-02008) {British science-fiction author and inventor; more...} [honesty]

When I'm working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I
think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.

-- R. Buckminster Fuller (01895-01983) {inventor/futurist; more...} [problem solving]

Technology continues its relentless colonization of broad swaths
of the global economy

-- Marc Andreessen (01971-) {programmer/entrepreneur; Mosaic/Opsware/Ning; more...} [technology]

I'm an inventor, and I started looking at long-term trends
because an invention has to make sense in the world in which
it was finished, not the world in which it started.

-- Ray Kurzweil (01948-) {futurist/inventor/author; more...} [future]

It is the uncensored sense of humor...which is the
ultimate therapy for man in society.

-- Evan Esar (01899-01995) {American humorist; more...} [humor]

Only the person who is essentially capable of remaining
silent is capable speaking essentially.

-- Soren Kierkegaard (01813-01855) {Danish philospher; more...} [silence]

A man provided with paper, pencil, and rubber, and subject
to strict discipline, is in effect a universal machine.

-- Alan Turing (01912-01954) {"father" of modern computer science; more...} [computers]

The idea behind digital computers may be explained by saying
that these machines are intended to carry out any operations
which could be done by a human computer.

-- Alan Turing (01912-01954) {"father" of modern computer science; more...} [computers]

Lots of variables implies complicated.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {I don't have a Wikipedia page; more...} [life]

I must communicate, but I don't want to labor over grammer.
-- Gerald Thurman (01957-) {I don't have a Wikipedia page; more...} [communications/labor]

We are all interested in the future, for that is where
you and I are going to spend the rest of our lives.

-- Jeron Criswell King (01907-01982) {American psychic; from Plan 9 from Outer Space; more...} [future]

Only the infinity of the depths of a man's mind can really tell the story.
-- Dr. Alton (01953-) {from the movie "Glen or Glenda"; more...} [infinity]

Back when today was the future.
-- anonymous (?????-) {via a tweet from @BobMetcalfe; more...} [future]

I remember we used to ask our teachers, "When am I going to need algebra?"
Well, you may not have to solve for x to get a good job or be a good parent.
That's true. But you will need to think through tough problems. You will
need to think on your feet. So, math teachers, you can tell your students
that the President says they need algebra.

-- Barack Obama (01961-) {American politician/44th U.S. President; more...} [math]

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by
the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles
which he has overcome while trying to succeed.

-- Booker T. Washington (01856-01915) {educator/author/civil rights leader; more...} [life]

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Creator: Gerald Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 17 May 2011
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:36 MST