QOTW::Quote Of The Week::Fall 2009

  1. I aspire to be an intellectual polygamist.
    -- Carl Djerassi (01923-) {American chemist (oral contraceptive pill); more...} [polymath]

  2. You see, I think that most likely, the next major advance
    is going to be not made by one of us old guys--and I include
    Kurzweil among the old guys--but by some young guy.

    -- John McCarthy (01927-02011) {Stanford Professor emeritus; AI 50th anniversary 2006; more...} [artificial intelligence]

  3. If you stop at general math, you're only going to make general math money.
    -- Calvin Broadus (Snoop Dogg) (01971-) {American rapper; more...} [education]

  4. Son, don't wait till the break of day
    'Cause you know how time fades away.
    Time fades away...

    -- Neil Young (01945-) {"I was handcuffed, I was born & raised"; more...} [life]

  5. Never contract friendship with a man that is not better than thyself.
    -- Confucius (00551 BCE-00479 BCE) {Chinese thinker/social philosopher; more...} [life]

  6. I P on (under) everything. [IP is Internet Protocol]
    -- Vinton Cerf (01943-) {Internet co-creator; Google's Internet evangelist; more...} [Internet]

  7. Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.
    -- Voltaire (01694-01778) {French writer/philosopher; more...} [life]

  8. All I want to know is where I'm going to die so I'll never go there.
    -- Warren Buffett (01930-) {Buffett quoting an unknown wise man; more...} [life]

  9. Action expresses priorities.
    -- Mahatma Gandhi (01869-01948) {political/spiritual leader of India; more...} [life]

  10. If you want to put the holes in your knowledge on display, try teaching someone.
    -- Alan Cox (01968-) {British computer programmer/Linux guru; more...} [learning]

  11. The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
    -- Albert Einstein (01879-01955) {German-born theoretical physicist; more...} [intelligence]

  12. How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
    -- Satchel Paige (01906-01982) {Hall of Fame baseball player; more more...} [imagination]

  13. 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]

  14. Responsibility educates.
    -- Wendell Phillips (01811-01884) {American abolitionist; more...} [education]

  15. CQ + PQ > IQ    (Curiosity, Passion, Intelligence Quotients)
    -- Thomas Friedman (01953-) {American journalist; "The World is Flat"; more...} [future]

  16. Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.
    -- Grigori Perelman (01966-) {Russian mathguru; awarded Fields Medal in 02006; more...} [future/learning]

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Creator: Gerald Thurman [gdt@deru.com]