Quotes Collected During Winter Break 2005-2006

These quotes have been added to GDT::Quotes during Winter Break 2005-2006. The most recently added quotes are displayed first.

The most unsuccessful four years in the education of a cost-estimator is fifth grade arithmetic.
-- Norman R. Augustine (01935-?????) { U.S. aircraft businessman; more... } [arithmetic]

If stock market experts were so expert, they would
be buying stock, not selling advice.

-- Norman R. Augustine {U.S. aircraft businessman} [economics]

Nothing can be more dangerous than nothing.
-- Charles Seife { journalist ... homepage; Nothing, AZ } [zero/nothing]

Fantastically stimulating...It's like the crack cocaine of the thinking world.... Once you start, you can't stop thinking about that question.
-- BBC Radio 4 { what is your dangerous idea?; edge.org } [thinking]

It's such a relief to escape musicmaking and the pressure of music,
to release it all in algorithms and theory of operations.

-- Neil Young (01945-) {from Time Magazine interview on 3 October 02005; NeilYoung.com} [computing]

Real freedom will come when soldiers in Iraq turn their guns on their superiors.
-- John Daly { was an adjunct professor of English at Warren Community College, Washington, N.J. } [freedom]

I'm as predictable as a Holiday Inn when you really look at me.
I keep doing the same thing all over again.

-- Neil Young (01945-) {from Time Magazine interview on 3 October 02005; NeilYoung.com} [sustainability]

I was never less alone than when by myself.
-- Edward Gibbon (01737-01794) { English historian; keyword: crapulent; more... } [alone]

What happens if that self-replicating gets out of control?
You'd have a non-biological cancer, it's called grey goo,
it could just spread and eat up the whole world.

-- Ray Kurzweil {speaking about nanotechnology; more...} [nanotech]

A little Mayberry living can go a long way.
-- Neil Young (01945-) {lyric from Grandpa's Interview on Greendale; lyrics...} [life]

It is by the fortune of God that, in this country,
we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom
of thought, and the wisdom never to use either.

-- Mark Twain (01835-01910) {American humorist, novelist, writer and lecturer; more...} [freedom/silence]

Hope has two beautiful daughters: Anger and Courage. Anger at the way
things are, and Courage to struggle to create things as they should be.

-- St. Augustine (00354-00430) {via der.hans' email signature; more...} [hope]

Generation Next has little patience for educational
methods it sees as outdated, such as unidirectional
lecture of rows of passive listeners.

-- anonymous {surprising given this techique use to work so well} [learning/teaching]

Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
-- Bob Dylan { from My Back Pages written in 1964; more... } [life]

If we wait until all the tests have been done, some patients will have passed away.
-- Ian Wilmut { speaking about stem cells; lead team who cloned Dolly } [biotech]

The act of breaking into a computer system has to have the same social stigma as breaking into a neighbor's house.
-- Ken Thompson { creator of the Unix system; more... } [cybercrime]

I know what I don't know, and to this day I don't know technology and I don't know accounting and finance.
-- Bernie Ebbers { ex-CEO of WorldCom at his $11 billion telco fraud trial } [ignorance]

It is horrible for people to suffer hunger, death for lack of medical care, to work 12 hours a day just to survive.
-- Richard M. Stallman { from the interview Free Software as a Social Movement } [freedom]

You show me a 50-foot wall, I'll show you a 51-foot ladder.
-- Janet Napolitano { governor of Arizona speaking about a border wall } [illegal immigration]

On behalf of the American people - I send this Christmas message to you who are in our armed forces: In our hearts are prayers for you and for all your comrades in arms who fight to rid the world of evil.
-- Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945) { Christmas Eve, 1943; U.S. President #32 from 1933 to 1945 } [evil/war]

He knew no yesterdays; his living was for tomorrow.
-- Dr. A.J. Chandler (1859-1950) { founder of Chandler, AZ; plaque } [future]

QOTW::Fall Semester 2005

Author: Gerald D.Thurman [gthurman@gmail.com]
Created: 20 December 2005
Last Modified: Saturday, 05-Jan-2013 11:17:36 MST