Wikipedia Quotes

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Stephen Colbert
“Wikipedia is the first place I go when I'm looking for knowledge... or when I want to create some.”
Stephen Colbert

Cassandra Clare
“Julian: “Wikipedia knows about everything. It might be run by warlocks.”
Emma: “You think that’s what they do all day in the Spiral Labyrinth? Run Wikipedia?”
Julian: “I admit it seems like a letdown.”
Cassandra Clare, Lord of Shadows

ناجي العلي
“متهم بالانحياز وهي تهمة لا أنفيها: أنا منحاز لمن هم تحت”
ناجي العلي

ناجي العلي
“اللي بدو يكتب لفلسطين، واللي بدو يرسم لفلسطين، بدو يعرف حاله: ميت”
ناجي العلي

Robin Sloan
“...I can’t stop squirming. If fidgets were Wikipedia edits, I would have completely revamped the entry on guilt by now, and translated it into five new languages.”
Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

Umberto Eco
“The cultivated person's first duty is to be always prepared to rewrite the encyclopedia.”
Umberto Eco, Serendipities: Language and Lunacy

Michael Scott
“Wikipedia is the best thing ever.”
Michael Scott

David Graeber
“What we are witnessing is the rise of those forms of popular culture that office workers can produce and consume during the scattered, furtive shards of time they have at their disposal in workplaces where even when there’s nothing for them to do, they still can’t admit it openly.”
David Graeber, Bullshit Jobs: A Theory

Nicholson Baker
“The Pop-Tarts page is often aflutter. Pop-Tarts, it says as of today (February 8, 2008), were discontinued in Australia in 2005. Maybe that's true. Before that it said that Pop-Tarts were discontinued in Korea. Before that Australia. Several days ago it said: "Pop-Tarts is german for Little Iced Pastry O' Germany." Other things I learned from earlier versions: More than two trillion Pop-Tarts are sold each year. George Washington invented them. They were developed in the early 1960s in China. Popular flavors are "frosted strawberry, frosted brown sugar cinnamon, and semen." Pop-Tarts are a "flat Cookie." No: "Pop-Tarts are a flat Pastry, KEVIN MCCORMICK is a FRIGGIN LOSER notto mention a queer inch." No: "A Pop-Tart is a flat condom." Once last fall the whole page was replaced with "NIPPLES AND BROCCOLI!!!!!”
Nicholson Baker

James Gleick
“At the end of 2006, people concerned with the “Cat” article could not agree on whether a human with a cat is its “owner,” “caregiver,” or “human companion.” Over a three-week period, the argument extended to the length of a small book. There were edit wars over commas and edit wars over gods, futile wars over spelling and pronunciation and geopolitical disputes. Other edit wars exposed the malleability of words. Was the Conch Republic (Key West, Florida) a “micronation”? Was a particular photograph of a young polar bear “cute”? Experts differed, and everyone was an expert.”
James Gleick, The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood

Terry Pratchett
“Morporkians are in no doubt that Vetinari is firmly in charge of the city; the political system of Ankh-Morpork is described as "One Man, One Vote," in which Vetinari alone is the Man, and he has the Vote.”
Terry Pratchett

Ehsan Sehgal
“The scholarly world rejects Wikipedia as a reliable website that most of the world's silly clowns contribute their ignorance, within the garbage of Wiki-Rules, which also, indeed, contradict each other.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Ehsan Sehgal
“If you are jobless; you have not the proper ability, even you can't reach a cleaning job, join the Wikipedia, and become an editor. You may knock all the educated, lawyers, professional journalists, academics, and the specialist of the various subjects down by the Wikipedia rules and policies that contradict each other. You have the useful weapon which called the consensus. Your friends can let you win all disputes. You can manage wrong to right and right to wrong. You can decide the reliability and the assessment of subjects; however, no matter if you qualify for that or not. You have multiple tools for harassing others. That means Wikipedia.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Ehsan Sehgal
“You cannot delete this, whether, with due or undue weight. It is social media, not the Wikipedia.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Ehsan Sehgal
“One cannot trust the Wikipedia since its articles have each minute or continual variant content, in all subjects, which demonstrates the lack of qualification and vision. One may find the most authentic and reliable articles on websites that even have no editorial board.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Ehsan Sehgal
“One can build the castles in two places; in the air, or at the Wikipedia, where the castle makers comment, to reach a consensus that ends on the voting, rejecting all the rules and policies.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Christian Rudder
“I'm not going to pretend that a few minutes with Wikipedia can stand in for an understanding of a culture.”
Christian Rudder, Dataclysm: Who We Are

Ehsan Sehgal
“If you are jobless; you have not the proper ability, even you can't reach a cleaning job, join the Wikipedia, and become an editor. You may knock all the educated, lawyers, professional journalists, academics, and specialist of the various subjects down by the Wikipedia rules and policies that contradict each other. You have the useful weapon, which called the consensus. Your friends can support you win all disputes. You can change wrong to right, and right to wrong. You can decide the reliability and the assessment of subjects; however, no matter you qualify for that or not. You have multiple tools for harassing others. That means Wikipedia.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Ehsan Sehgal
“If you are jobless; you have not the proper ability, even you can't reach a cleaning job, join Wikipedia, and become an editor. You may knock all the educated, lawyers, professional journalists, academics, and specialist of the various subjects down by the Wikipedia rules and policies that contradict each other. You have a useful weapon, which called the consensus. Your friends can support you to win all disputes. You can change wrong to right, and right to wrong. You can decide the reliability and the assessment of subjects; however, no matter you qualify for that or not. You have multiple tools for harassing others. That means Wikipedia.”
Ehsan Sehgal

“A good script is important to the success of a project and how it makes it easier to get into a particular role.”
Solomon B Taiwo

Steven Magee
“I like Wikipedia, but there are some biased subjects that are clearly controlled by vested interests.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Wikipedia is like a flower bed, mostly beautiful with some ugly weeds.”
Steven Magee

“Useful Idiot: In political jargon, a useful idiot is a derogatory term for a person perceived as propagandizing for a cause without fully comprehending the cause's goals, and who is cynically used by the cause's leaders. The term was originally used during the Cold War to describe non-communists regarded as susceptible to communist propaganda and manipulation.”
communism, politics, marxism

“Knowledge comes at a price ... Right? If you think so, think again ... All the knowledge is available on Wikipedia, for Free ”
Sandeep Sahajpal, The Twelfth Preamble: To all the authors to be!

Ehsan Sehgal
“If you are jobless, you have not the proper ability even you can't reach a cleaning job, join Wikipedia, and become an editor. You may knock all the educated figures, lawyers, professional journalists, academics, and specialists of the various subjects down by the Wikipedia rules and policies that contradict each other. You have a useful weapon, which is called the consensus. Your friends can support you to win all disputes. You can change wrong to right and right to wrong. You can decide the reliability and the assessment of subjects; however, no matter you qualify for that or not. You have multiple tools for harassing others. That means Wikipedia.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Sarvesh Jain
“Even Wikipedia doesn't know everything, what makes you think you do? So listen more and speak less.”
Sarvesh Jain

Byron Rizzo
“¿Cuál es el animal con voz, que en la mañana camina en cuatro patas, por la tarde en anda en dos, y al anochecer en tres?

Un Edipo contemporáneo respondería: El mismo que comenzó a estudiar con pesados Atlas y enciclopedias en papel, luego lo hizo con software educativo como Encarta, y ahora, estudia con artículos de Wikipedia. Todo en el transcurso de un día generacional, o una vida.”
Byron Rizzo, The Ephemeral Age: Keys to understand fast times and scheduled obsolescence

“Writing is not only writing at all. It requires imagination and putting together pieces of notes.”
Joseph Pham

Ehsan Sehgal
“Whatever subject stays in the process of editing and copy editing by unqualified contributors every day and every time can never be reliable and notable; even one cites authentic sources. Wikipedia falls under such quality of context without a doubt.”
Ehsan Sehgal

Ehsan Sehgal
“If whatever rule and law empower people that a prostitute is free for them; one can imagine what the outcome will come out; similarly, one can precisely realize and understand Wikipedia in that context.”
Ehsan Sehgal

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