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Day September 5, 2011

Well, it may be all right in practice, but it will never work in theory. ~ Warren Buffett  

Not everyone who wears a beard is already a Prophet. ~Arabic proverb

Language services three functions. The first is to communicate ideas. The second is to conceal ideas. The third is to conceal the absence of ideas. ~ Otto Jespersen  

The only thing we can never know is how to know how to ignore what we can never know. ~ Rousseau  

Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar. ~ Bradley Millar  

When an elephant flies, it shouldn’t be criticized for doing it badly. ~ Anonymous  

Nitwit ideas are for emergencies. You use them when you’ve got nothing else to try. If they work, they go into the Book. Otherwise you follow the Book, which is largely a collection of nitwit ideas that worked. ~ Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle (The Mote in God’s Eye)  

Knowledge is something you can use, belief is something that uses you. ~ Idries Shah  

You only pay attention to things that are meaningful to you,  so the meaning of your life is what you pay attention to. ~ Alistair Cockburn    

Nonsense, after all is just nonsense, but the study of nonsense is science. ~ Anonymous

How can you be in two places at once when you are not anywhere at all? ~ Firesign Theater  

Time is that quality of nature which keeps events from happening all at once.  Lately, it doesn’t seem to be working. ~ Anonymous  

Knowing how people grow, does not mean we know how to grow them. ~  Richard Farson  

Beware of quantum ducks (quark! quark!).  

There is no difference between theory and practice in theory, but there is often a great deal of difference between theory and practice in practice. ~ Yogi Berra  

Ethernet is what you use to catch the Ether Bunny.  

Cogito ergo sum…cogito.    ++  

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. ~ Albert Einstein  

It has been conclusively proven that smoking is a leading cause of statistics.  

Franklin D. Roosevelt never said, “The only thing we have to sphere is sphere itself.”  

186,000 miles per second. It’s not just a good idea; it’s the law.  

Sex is the most fun you can have without logging on.  

Darth Vader’s wife is named Ella.    ++  

Why did the computer break down? Because it had a terminal illness!