Archive for May, 2010

Richard Feynman

« 28 May 2010 | 23:33 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Science is the belief in the ignorance of experts.



Piet Hein

« 23 May 2010 | 19:09 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Originality Original thought is a straightforward process. It’s easy enough when you know what to do. You simply combine in appropriate doses the blatantly false and the patently true.



Stephen Jay Gould

« 22 May 2010 | 22:07 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Details are all that matters: God dwells there, and you never get to see Him if you don’t struggle to get them right.



Matsuo Basho

« 21 May 2010 | 19:01 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

The haiku that reveals seventy to eighty percent of its subject is good. Those that reveal fifty to sixty percent, we never tire of.



George Gamow

« 11 May 2010 | 17:49 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

There was a young fellow from Trinity, Who took the square root of infinity. But the number of digits, Gave him the fidgets; He dropped Math and took up Divinity.



George Catlin

« 10 May 2010 | 9:24 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Happiness is not an island, but a hill.



George Bernard Shaw

« 9 May 2010 | 19:22 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

A movement which is confined to philosophers and honest men can never exercise any real political influence: there are too few of them. Until a movement shews itself capable of spreading among brigands, it can never hope for a political majority.



Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

« 8 May 2010 | 11:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Politics: a Trojan horse race.



Piet Hein

« 7 May 2010 | 8:29 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Majority Rule His party was the Brotherhood of Brothers, and there were more of them than of the others. That is, they constituted that minority which formed the greater part of the majority. Within the party, he was of the faction that was supported by the greater fraction. And in each group, within each group, […]



Tom Stoppard

« 6 May 2010 | 22:01 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

It’s is not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting



John Locke

« 3 May 2010 | 20:53 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

That which is static and repetitive is boring. That which is dynamic and random is confusing. In between lies art.



Anton Chekhov

« 2 May 2010 | 8:23 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.



Tom Stoppard

« 1 May 2010 | 22:57 | Uncategorized | No Comments »

From “The Real Thing” ANNIE: You’re jealous of the idea of the writer. You want to keep it sacred, special, not something anybody can do. Some of us have it, some of us don’t. We write, you get written about. What gets you about Brodie is he doesn’t know his place. You say he can’t […]