My Best Quotations!!!
"I just bought a Mac to help me design the next Cray."
- Seymoure Cray (1925-1996) when he was informed that Apple Inc. had recently bought a Cray supercomputer to help them design the next Mac.
"Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies."
- Voltaire (1694-1778) on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan.
"God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time."
- Robin Williams, commenting on the Clinton/Lewinsky affair
"Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something."
- last words of Pancho Villa (1877-1923)
"He can compress the most words into the smallest idea of any man I know."
- Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
"640K ought to be enough for anybody."
- Bill Gates (1955-), in 1981
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home."
- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
"If Stupidity got us into this mess, then why can't it get us out?" "
- Will Rogers (1879-1935)
"The best way to predict the future is to invent it."
- Alan Kay
"Copy from one, it's plagiarism; copy from two, it's research."
- Wilson Mizner (1876-1933)
"I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying."
- Woody Allen (1935-)
"Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung."
- Voltaire (1694-1778)
"I am not young enough to know everything."
- Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
"Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names."
- John F. Kennedy (1917-1963)
"Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do."
- Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)
"There are two ways of constructing a software design; one way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult."
- C. A. R. Hoare
"Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler."
- Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
"The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth."
- Niels Bohr (1885-1962)
"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die."
- Mel Brooks
"God, please save me from your followers!"
- Bumper Sticker
"While we are postponing, life speeds by."
- Seneca (3BC - 65AD)
"Everyone is a genius at least once a year; a real genius has his original ideas closer together."
- Georg Lichtenberg (1742-1799)
"I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure -- that is all that agnosticism means."
- Clarence Darrow, Scopes trial, 1925.
"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence."
- Xenocrates (396-314 B.C.)
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
- Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860)
"Be nice to people on your way up because you meet them on your way down."
- Jimmy Durante
"The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
- Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
"The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true."
- James Branch Cabell
"We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time."
- Vince Lombardi
"The difference between 'involvement' and 'commitment' is like an eggs-and-ham breakfast: the chicken was 'involved' - the pig was 'committed'."
"C makes it easy to shoot yourself in the foot; C++ makes it harder, but when you do, it blows away your whole leg."
- Bjarne Stroustrup
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is."
- Jan L.A. van de Snepscheut
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
- Galileo Galilei
"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."
- H. G. Wells (1866-1946)