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  • #1
    Albert Einstein
    “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #2
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  • #3
    “Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results.”
    Narcotics Anonymous

  • #4
    Mark Twain
    “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
    Mark Twain

  • #5
    Albert Einstein
    “If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?”
    Albert Einstein

  • #6
    Douglas Adams
    “The fact that we live at the bottom of a deep gravity well, on the surface of a gas covered planet going around a nuclear fireball 90 million miles away and think this to be normal is obviously some indication of how skewed our perspective tends to be.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt: Hitchhiking the Galaxy One Last Time

  • #7
    Albert Einstein
    “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day.

    —"Old Man's Advice to Youth: 'Never Lose a Holy Curiosity.'" LIFE Magazine (2 May 1955) p. 64”
    Albert Einstein

  • #8
    Albert Einstein
    “Everything must be made as simple as possible. But not simpler.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #9
    Terry Pratchett
    “In the beginning there was nothing, which exploded.”
    Terry Pratchett, Lords and Ladies

  • #10
    Albert Einstein
    “God does not play dice with the universe.”
    Albert Einstein, The Born-Einstein Letters 1916-55

  • #11
    Douglas Adams
    “So this is it," said Arthur, "We are going to die."
    "Yes," said Ford, "except... no! Wait a minute!" He suddenly lunged across the chamber at something behind Arthur's line of vision. "What's this switch?" he cried.
    "What? Where?" cried Arthur, twisting round.
    "No, I was only fooling," said Ford, "we are going to die after all.”
    Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

  • #12
    Arthur C. Clarke
    “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.”
    Arthur C. Clarke, Profiles of the Future: An Inquiry Into the Limits of the Possible

  • #13
    Douglas Adams
    “First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII — and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we've realized it's a brochure.”
    Douglas Adams

  • #14
    Carl Sagan
    “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.”
    Carl Sagan, Cosmos

  • #15
    Carl Sagan
    “Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.”
    Carl Sagan

  • #16
    Douglas Adams
    “We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.”
    Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

  • #17
    Carl Sagan
    “In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.”
    Carl Sagan

  • #18
    Douglas Adams
    “Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.”
    Douglas Adams
    tags: humor

  • #19
    Bill Bryson
    “Not one of your pertinent ancestors was squashed, devoured, drowned, starved, stranded, stuck fast, untimely wounded, or otherwise deflected from its life's quest of delivering a tiny charge of genetic material to the right partner at the right moment in order to perpetuate the only possible sequence of hereditary combinations that could result -- eventually, astoundingly, and all too briefly -- in you.”
    Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

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