Famous Quotes

This is just a list of some of my favorite quotes I have come across in my personal life, reading and movies. They are in no particular order…

  • A Whitney Brown – I’m not a vegetarian because I love animals. I’m a vegetarian because I hate plants.
  • Aeon Flux – That which does not kill us, only makes us stranger.
  • Aeschylus – In war, truth is the first casualty.
  • Agathon – Even God cannot change the past.
  • Albert Einstein – What really interests me is whether God had any choice in the creation of the world.
  • Albert Einstein – There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
  • Albert Einstein – Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
  • Albert Einstein – It’s not that I’m so smart. It’s just that I stay with problems longer.
  • Albert Einstein – It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
  • Albert Einstein – Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.
  • Aldous Huxley – Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
  • Arthur C Clarke – It has yet to be proven that intelligence has any survival value.
  • Arthur C Clarke – Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
  • Ashley Montague – Science has proof without any certainty. Creationists have certainty without any proof.
  • B F Skinner – The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
  • Bill Watterson – The only real proof that there is intelligent life in outer space is that they have never tried to contact us.
  • Blaise Pascal – Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from a religious conviction.
  • Calvin And Hobbes – God put me on earth to do a certain number of things. Right now I’m so far behind I’ll never die.
  • Calvin And Hobbes – It’s hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning.
  • Calvin And Hobbes – People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don’t realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.
  • Charlie Kenna – When the human body encounters disease it raises its temperature making it uncomfortable not only for the body but also for the disease. So it global warming the Earth’s way of saying we are not wanted?
  • David Friedman – The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
  • Douglas Adams – Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
  • Fred Hoyle – Space isn’t remote at all. It’s only an hour’s drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
  • Henry Ford – Whether you think that you can, or that you can’t, you are usually right.
  • Jean Rostand – Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.
  • Jeff Raskin – Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.
  • Mark Twain – It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt
  • Nathaniel Borenstein – The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.
  • Peter Coffin – UNIX is an operating system, OS/2 is half an operating system, Windows is a shell, and DOS is a boot partition virus.
  • Rich Cook – 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.
  • Sam Levenson – Somewhere on this globe, every ten seconds, there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.
  • Solomon Short – Nature abhors a hero. For one thing, he violates the law of conservation of energy. For another, how can it be the survival of the fittest when the fittest keeps putting himself in situations where he is most likely to be creamed?
  • Stephen Roberts – I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.
  • Steven Wright – Black holes are where God divided by zero.
  • Willie Tyler – The reason lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn’t there the second time.

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