Quotations


It's a fine line between a long academic lecture and a hostage situation.

Some people look for knowledge, most only look for comfort.

When I die, I hope it will be during a committee meeting because then the transition will be minimal. [Emil Wolf]

People who object to modern medicine as "unnatural" don't fully grasp what "natural" means: two teeth left at age twenty five, and dead at thirty.

Some students attend university to drink from the Fountain of Knowledge.
Some attend to gargle.

The three main forces that shape our world are religion, greed and technology.

Civil equality is all that a reasonable man can claim. Absolute equality is a chimera; for it to exist there would have to be absolute equality
in intelligence, virtue, physical strength and fortune for all men. [Boissy d'Anglas]

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. [Jonathan Swift]

It is surprising how many politiciancs say "equal opportunities", when in fact what they mean is equal outcomes.

How I need a drink, alcoholic of course, after the heavy chapters involving quantum mechanics. [Mnemonic for remembering the digits of pi: How = 3, I = 1, need = 4, etc.]

Yes, every one belongs to every one else. [Lenina, in Brave New World]



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