Expert Quotes

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Isaac Asimov
“We now know the basic rules governing the universe, together with the gravitational interrelationships of its gross components, as shown in the theory of relativity worked out between 1905 and 1916. We also know the basic rules governing the subatomic particles and their interrelationships, since these are very neatly described by the quantum theory worked out between 1900 and 1930. What's more, we have found that the galaxies and clusters of galaxies are the basic units of the physical universe, as discovered between 1920 and 1930.

...The young specialist in English Lit, having quoted me, went on to lecture me severely on the fact that in every century people have thought they understood the universe at last, and in every century they were proved to be wrong. It follows that the one thing we can say about our modern 'knowledge' is that it is wrong...

My answer to him was, when people thought the Earth was flat, they were wrong. When people thought the Earth was spherical they were wrong. But if you think that thinking the Earth is spherical is just as wrong as thinking the Earth is flat, then your view is wronger than both of them put together.

The basic trouble, you see, is that people think that 'right' and 'wrong' are absolute; that everything that isn't perfectly and completely right is totally and equally wrong.

However, I don't think that's so. It seems to me that right and wrong are fuzzy concepts, and I will devote this essay to an explanation of why I think so.

When my friend the English literature expert tells me that in every century scientists think they have worked out the universe and are always wrong, what I want to know is how wrong are they? Are they always wrong to the same degree?”
Isaac Asimov

Brandon Sanderson
“Don’t do anything stupid."
"Don’t worry," I whispered over the line, "I’m an expert on stupid."
"You’re..."
"Like, I can spot stupidity, because I know it so well. The way an exterminator knows bugs really well, and can spot where they’ve been? I’m like that. A stupidinator."
"Never say that word again," Prof said.”
Brandon Sanderson, Firefight

Nicholas Murray Butler
“An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less until he knows absolutely everything about nothing.”
Nicholas Butler

Pooja Agnihotri
“Don’t forget that you can only sell a thing that you have proficiency in.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Every beginner possesses a great potential to be an expert in his or her chosen field.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Pooja Agnihotri
“Establishing a business without any experience and industry knowledge is like playing basketball as a novice with Michael Jordan.”
Pooja Agnihotri, 17 Reasons Why Businesses Fail :Unscrew Yourself From Business Failure

Chris A. Jackson
“Here’s a little mote of wisdom: Not everyone who claims to be an expert, is indeed an expert. Please note: I have never claimed to be an expert on anything except perhaps making the perfect omelet, and if you don’t like spicy, you’d probably argue with me on that one, too. In fact, anyone claiming to be an expert on anything, in my opinion, should immediately be viewed with suspicion, or be able to produce a PhD Diploma on the subject he or she is professing to be expert in.”
Chris A. Jackson

Amit Kalantri
“Mixing old wine with new wine is stupidity, but mixing old wisdom with new wisdom is maturity.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

George Pólya
“Quite often, when an idea that could be helpful presents itself, we do not appreciate it, for it is so inconspicuous. The expert has, perhaps, no more ideas than the inexperienced, but appreciates more what he has and uses it better.”
George Pólya, How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method

Johann Baptist Metz
“Tema 'Boga' ne dispenzira teologa od njegove biografije. To ga razlikuje od stručnjaka koji se bavi znanošću o religiji.”
Johann Baptist Metz, Memoria passionis: Ein provozierendes Gedächtnis in pluralistischer Gesellschaft

Steven Magee
“I am an expert on the language of crop circles.”
Steven Magee

“They say don't be afraid to fail, but failure is not an option...failure is a luxury that we all can't afford to make. Work smarter and harder to achieve what you set out to do.”
Tommy Swanhaus

Michael Bassey Johnson
“It is not what we pretend to love, but what we really love, that makes a way for us.”
Michael Bassey Johnson, The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“One of the main functions of jargon is to exaggerate expertise.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Amit Kalantri
“You can achieve anything, but not everything.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The vast majority of those who are respected for being knowledgeable have not produced even a single significant opinion or question of their own.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Amit Kalantri
“An amateur should be more willing to be impressed by the professional than eager to impress the professional.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“What You Learn...Is What You Earn.”
Tommy Swanhaus, Amplify Your Marketing, Career, and Company: The Entrepreneurial Journey of The Creative Genius - Tommy Swanhaus

“The ‘expert’ is the man who stays put.”
McLuhan Marshal

Hans Rosling
“Great knowledge can interfere with an expert’s ability to see what actually works. All these solutions are great for solving some problem, but none of them will solve all problems. It is better to look at the world in lots of different ways.”
Hans Rosling, Factfulness / Origin Story / Everything Happens for a Reason

Naomi Oreskes
“An all-purpose expert is an oxymoron.”
Naomi Oreskes, Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

“-she's gonna Malcolm Gladwell that shit-”
Nikki Glaser

Michael Vito Tosto
“I’m not really an expert on the nature of holes. I just strongly feel that holes are begging to be filled (the penis is aware of this). And I don’t think a hole wants to be a hole. I think a hole wants to be something else.”
Michael Vito Tosto, Elsewhere and Otherwise: Essays

Khuliso Mamathoni
“I thought I was an expert of love before I got married.”
Khuliso Mamathoni, The Greatest Proposal

“A true expert never throws away the chance to learn even more.”
Christine E. Szymanski

Sarvesh Jain
“It may sound extremely dark, but nobody knows what they're doing. Some are just good at taking the right guesses, at least most of the time.”
Sarvesh Jain

Sarvesh Jain
“The worst way to demoralise yourself is to compare your first day with someone experienced.”
Sarvesh Jain

Amit Kalantri
“You can be extraordinary in anything but not in everything.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Every beginner possess the power to be an expert in his or her chosen field.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Michael Bassey Johnson
“Good swimmers didn’t depend on swimming rings.
They made use of their guts!”
Michael Bassey Johnson, Song of a Nature Lover

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