God: "Every time I try to talk to someone it's 'sorry this' and 'forgive me that' and 'I'm not worthy'..."
Dennis: (speaking to King Arthur) "Listen, strange women lyin' in ponds distributin' swords is no basis for a system of government. Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony."
Dennis (speaking to King Arthur): "Oh, but you can't expect to wield supreme executive power just because some watery tart threw a sword at you."
Vernor Vinge: "To live indefinitely long, the mind itself must grow ... and when it becomes great enough, and looks back ... what fellow-feeling can it have with the soul that it was originally? Certainly the later being would be everything the original was, but so much vastly more."
The Tao Of Programming: "What I follow is Tao - beyond all techniques! When I first began to program I would see before me the whole problem in one mass. After three years I no longer saw this mass. Instead, I used subroutines. But now I see nothing. My whole being exists in a formless void. My senses are idle. My spirit, free to work without plan, follows its own instinct. In short, my program writes itself. True, sometimes there are difficult problems. I see them coming, I slow down, I watch silently. Then I change a single line of code and the difficulties vanish like puffs of idle smoke. I then compile the program. I sit still and let the joy of the work fill my being. I close my eyes for a moment and then log off."
Douglas Adams: ". . . imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in'an interesting hole I find myself in'fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!' This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it's still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise. I think this may be something we need to be on the watch out for."
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."
Douglas Adams: "First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII � and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we've realised it's a brochure."
Robin Williams: "Ah, yes, divorce, from the Latin word meaning to rip out a man's genitals through his wallet."
Woody Allen: "Having sex is like playing bridge.If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand."
Rod Stewart: "Instead of getting married again, I'm going to find a woman I don't like and just give her a house."
There will be glitches in my transition from being a saloon bar sage to a world statesman. - Tony Banks
Joined: Dec 14, 2004
"A closed mouth gathers no feet."
"Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
"Procrastinate now, don't put it off."
"Judge me all you want, but keep the verdict to yourself."
"Every workplace has an idiot, if you don't know who it is, it's you"
Success: To laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded! ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
In the morning there is hope; in the afternoon, fulfillment; in the evening, memory; at night, peace.
Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.
-Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814
And the day will come when the mystical generation of Jesus, by the supreme being as his father in the womb of a virgin will be classed with the fable of the generation of Minerve in the brain of Jupiter. But may we hope that the dawn of reason and freedom of thought in these United States will do away with this artificial scaffolding, and restore to us the primitive and genuine doctrines of this most venerated reformer of human errors.
-Thomas Jefferson, Letter to John Adams, April 11, 1823
Joined: Sep 16, 2004
Nothing is wrong as long as you believe it is right. - Chetan Parekh [ August 24, 2005: Message edited by: Chetan Parekh ]