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  • #1
    William Lawrence Bragg
    “I feel very strongly indeed that a Cambridge education for our scientists should include some contact with the humanistic side. The gift of expression is important to them as scientists; the best research is wasted when it is extremely difficult to discover what it is all about ... It is even more important when scientists are called upon to play their part in the world of affairs, as is happening to an increasing extent.”
    William Lawrence Bragg

  • #2
    Thomas Henry Huxley
    “The science, the art, the jurisprudence, the chief political and social theories, of the modern world have grown out of Greece and Rome—not by favour of, but in the teeth of, the fundamental teachings of early Christianity, to which science, art, and any serious occupation with the things of this world were alike despicable.”
    Thomas Henry Huxley, Agnosticism and Christianity and Other Essays

  • #3
    “If the automobile had followed the same development as the computer, a Rolls Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year killing everyone inside. ”
    Robert Cringely

  • #4
    Mae West
    “Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.”
    Mae West

  • #5
    Tallulah Bankhead
    “Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.”
    Tallulah Bankhead

  • #6
    Mel Brooks
    “Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die.”
    Mel Brooks

  • #7
    Woody Allen
    “I don't want to achieve immortality through my work; I want to achieve immortality through not dying. I don't want to live on in the hearts of my countrymen; I want to live on in my apartment.”
    Woody Allen, The Illustrated Woody Allen Reader
    tags: life

  • #8
    Winston S. Churchill
    “From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.”
    Winston S. Churchill

  • #9
    Ambrose Bierce
    “HOMICIDE, n. The slaying of one human being by another. There are
    four kinds of homicide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and
    praiseworthy, but it makes no great difference to the person slain
    whether he fell by one kind or another -- the classification is for
    advantage of the lawyers.”
    Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary

  • #10
    Woody Allen
    “I don't know the question, but sex is definitely the answer.”
    Woody Allen

  • #11
    Woody Allen
    “I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.”
    Woody Allen

  • #12
    Woody Allen
    “To you, I'm an atheist.
    To God, I'm the loyal opposition.”
    Woody Allen

  • #13
    Woody Allen
    “More than any other time in history, mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other, to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.”
    Woody Allen

  • #14
    Woody Allen
    “To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.”
    Woody Allen

  • #15
    Douglas Adams
    “That young girl is one of the least benightedly unintelligent organic life forms it has been my profound lack of pleasure not to be able to avoid meeting.”
    Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

  • #16
    Judith Martin
    “There are three possible parts to a date, of which at least two must be offered: entertainment, food, and affection. It is customary to begin a series of dates with a great deal of entertainment, a moderate amount of food, and the merest suggestion of affection. As the amount of affection increases, the entertainment can be reduced proportionately. When the affection IS the entertainment, we no longer call it dating. Under no circumstances can the food be omitted.”
    Judith Martin

  • #17
    Heinrich Heine
    “Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid”
    Heinrich Heine

  • #18
    Benjamin Disraeli
    “There are three types of lies -- lies, damn lies, and statistics.”
    Benjamin Disraeli

  • #19
    Douglas Adams
    “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #20
    Douglas Adams
    “The story so far:
    In the beginning the Universe was created.
    This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #21
    Douglas Adams
    “There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.

    There is another theory which states that this has already happened.”
    Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

  • #22
    Douglas Adams
    “The Guide says there is an art to flying", said Ford, "or rather a knack. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
    Douglas Adams, Life, the Universe and Everything

  • #23
    Douglas Adams
    “Don't Panic.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #24
    Douglas Adams
    “The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #25
    J.R.R. Tolkien
    “Do not meddle in the affairs of wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger.”
    J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

  • #26
    Groucho Marx
    “Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.”
    Groucho Marx, The Essential Groucho: Writings For By And About Groucho Marx

  • #27
    Kurt Vonnegut
    “And so it goes...”
    Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

  • #28
    Neil Gaiman
    “Really, he thought, if you couldn't trust a poet to offer sensible advice, who could you trust?”
    Neil Gaiman, The Graveyard Book

  • #29
    China Miéville
    “The aim of a PhD's to ensure that no one, including your advisor, understands what you're doing after the first couple of years.”
    China Miéville
    tags: phd



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