• There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge” — Isaac Asimov
  • “Literature should not disappear up its own asshole, so to speak”: – Kurt Vonnegut
  • Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best he is a tolerable subhuman who has learned to wear shoes, bathe and not make messes in the house. -Robert Heinlein
  • “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” -Clarke’s third law.
  • “Assume everything you touch is broken – start thinking like that, it’ll change your life. You’ll be a great engineer… but a horrible husband or wife. It’s interesting how that affects other parts of your life.”
  • “There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies.” – C.A.R. Hoare
  • “Confidence: The feeling you have before you fully understand the situation.”
  • “One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.” — Nikola Tesla
  • This might be a game, but it isn’t meant to be played. – Sword Art Online
  • “Everyone is a time traveller. They’re born, they live, and they die”. -anonymous
  • “Nobody ever lies about being lonely.” – Montgomery Clift
  • “Beware of all those in whom the urge to punish is strong” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “I’m not afraid of death, just dying before I get to live.”
  • “Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they’ll turn out. You’re curious and smart and bored, and all you see is the choice between working hard and slacking off. There are so many adventures that you miss because you’re waiting to think of a plan. To find them, look for tiny interesting choices. And remember that you are always making up the future as you go.” — Randall Munroe, xkcd: volume 0
  • “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace you are living in the present.” –Lao Tzu
  • “The only way of finding the limits of the possible is going beyond them into the impossible.” – Arthur C. Clarke
  • “Believe with all your heart that you will do what you were made to do.” – Orison Swett Marden
  • “History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” Winston Churchill
  • I reject your reality and substitute my own!
  • Faith in political action is dead; it is technology that expresses the dream of a transformed world
  • Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see. – Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “We go about our daily lives understanding almost nothing…” – Carl Sagan
  • “Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” —Abraham Lincoln
  • “It’s so hard to forget pain, but it’s even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness.” — Chuck Palahniuk
  • It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. — Albert Einstein.
  • “Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.”
  • “You aren’t wealthy until you have something money can’t buy.” — Garth Brooks
  • When you have to make a hard decision, flip a coin. Why? Because when that coin is in the air, you suddenly know what you’re hoping for.
  • Somewhere, Something incredible is waiting to be know. – Carl Sagan
  • The more things change, the more they stay the same
  • I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We’ve created life in our own image. — Stephen Hawking
  • The good news about computers is that they do what you tell them to do. The bad news is that they do what you tell them to do. — Ted Nelson
  • I never did a day’s work in my life. It was all fun. — Thomas A. Edison
  • The chief function of the body is to carry the brain around. — Thomas A. Edison
  • Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. – Henry Ford
  • If a man speaks in the forest & there is no woman there to hear him. Is he still wrong? — Ken Robinson
  • Code is Poetry — wordpress.org
  • 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. — Rick Cook
  • All programmers are playwrights and all computers are lousy actors. — Unknown
  • If the automobile had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside. — Robert X. Cringely
  • Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done. — Linus Torvalds
  • The Linux philosophy is ‘Laugh in the face of danger’. Oops. Wrong One. ‘Do it yourself’. Yes, that’s it. — Linus Torvalds
  • It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education. — Albert Einstein
  • Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen. — Albert Einstein
  • I never think of the future – it comes soon enough. — Albert Einstein
  • THERE IS NO PASSIVE AGGRESSION IN CAPS LOCK
  • “In theory, there ought to be no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.” — Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut
  • “What do you mean, it needs comments!? If it was hard to write, it should be hard to understand–why do you think we call it code???”
  • “Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place. Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are, by definition, not smart enough to debug it.”
  • Have you considered that your code may indeed be sentient and that by rewriting its flaws you’re fundamentally destroying its personality?
  • Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight. — Bill Gates
  • There are only two kinds of languages: the ones people complain about and the ones nobody uses — Bjarne Stroustrup
  • I have always wished for my computer to be as easy to use as my telephone; my wish has come true because I can no longer figure out how to use my telephone — Bjarne Stroustrup
  • Commenting your code is like cleaning your bathroom – you never want to do it, but it really does create a more pleasant experience for you and your guests. — Ryan Campbell
  • This would be the best of all possible worlds if there were no religion in it! – John Adams
  • “Only two things are endless, space and human stupidity.”-Einstein
  • A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. — Albert Einstein
  • If you want to set off and go develop some grand new thing, you don’t need millions of dollars of capitalization. You need enough pizza and Diet Coke to stick in your refrigerator, a cheap PC to work on and the dedication to go through with it. — John Carmack
  • he real question is not whether machines think but whether men do. — B. F. Skinner
  • Beware of bugs in the above code; I have only proved it correct, not tried it. – Donald Knuth
  • The difficulty of a bug can be measured as the distance, in lines of code, from the cause of a bug to the visible symptom of a bug.
  • The best way to predict the future is to invent it.  — Alan Kay
  • Those who try to build idiot-proof systems always underestimate the persistence and ingenuity of idiots.
  • One man’s junk might be my treasure. – @blondediva11
  • Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -Aldous Huxley
  • Get busy living, or get busy dying.
  • “Gentlemen, you can’t fight in here! This is the War Room!!”
  • ‘None of you understand. I’m not locked up in here with you. You’re locked up in here with me’.
  • “What is this, Wonka? Some kind of funhouse?” “Why? Having fun?”
  • A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.
  • AND A GOOD DAY TO YOU SIR
  • “I’m pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And I plan on finding out what that is.”
  • “We came, we saw, we kicked its ass!”
  • “Dad, what are doing? It’s Shark Week!”
  • See, there’s three kinds of people: dicks, pussies, and assholes. Pussies think everyone can get along, and dicks just want to fuck all the time without thinking it through. But then you got your assholes, Chuck. And all the assholes want us to shit all over everything! So, pussies may get mad at dicks once in a while, because pussies get fucked by dicks. But dicks also fuck assholes, Chuck. And if they didn’t fuck the assholes, you know what you’d get? You’d get your dick and your pussy all covered in shit! – Team America: World police
  • Why has elegance found so little following? That is the reality of it. Elegance has the disadvantage, if that’s what it is, that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. — Edsger Dijkstra
  • A man is innocent until proven broke
  • If they gave out medals for awkwardness I would have a million. Then I would cash those bitches in at cashforgold.com and be loaded! – David Kawa
  • “If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.” — Albert Einstein
  • I am not done till I am dead.
  • Everything has changed except our thinking. — Albert Einstein
  • “Stop the world, I want to write it all down!” – Knuth
  • I could have done it in a much more complicated way. – Lewis Carol
  • “based on my incredibly shallow, superficial understanding of what you are doing, I shall now deign to offer you the following advice.”
  • “The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weakness, the Bible a collection of honorable, but still purely primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.” – Albert Einstein
  • One man with courage makes a majority – Andrew Jackson
  • There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers – Stephen Hawking
  • This is not a mountain you jump off of by yourself. – MITCH DANIELS
  • “In my opinion, if aliens are here, I suspect the newspapers would be full of the story. And if governments are involved in the coverup, they are doing a much better job of it than they seem to do at anything else.” – Stephen Hawking
  • “People will generally accept facts as truth only if the facts agree with what they already believe.” – Andy Rooney.
  • “You never interfere with an enemy in the act of destroying himself.”
  • “If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark
  • “Half the harm that is done in this world is due to people who want to feel important. They don’t mean to do harm, but the harm does not interest them; or they do not see it; or they justify it because they are absorbed in the endless struggle to think well of themselves.” – T.S. Eliot
  • “I don’t really care about being right, I just care about success.” ~ Steve Jobs
  • “I’m not gonna sit around and waste my precious divine energy trying to explain and be ashamed of things you think are wrong with me.” ~ Esperanza Spalding
  • “Optimism is the madness of insisting that all is well when we are miserable.” ~ VOLTAIRE, Candide
  • “You can tell you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” – Anne Lamott
  • Admit that if tomorrow all of humanity disappeared to be replaced by cats that this would only be an improvement. No traffic jams or pollution, no wars or television shows. Every ridiculous, time-wasting, misery inducing preoccupation of your species…gone. Just like that. Doesn’t it sound lovely?
  • “What one generation finds ridiculous, the next accepts; and the third shudders when it looks back on what the first did.” –Peter Singer
  • You know, nerd culture is totally mainstream now, so when you use the term ‘nerd’ derogatorily, you’re the one out of the Zeitgeist.” – Ben Wyatt.
  • Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. –Winston Churchill
  • “The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.” ~ Mark Twain
  • “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to eat for dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.” – Ben Franklin
  • “I really wonder what gives us the right to wreck this poor planet of ours.” – Kurt Vonnegut
  • “If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. i’ll always be with you.” Christopher Robin (Winnie the Pooh)
  • “I do it because I can, I can because I want to, I want to because you said I couldn’t” – Unknown
  • “There’s only one rule that I know of, babies–God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” – Kurt Vonnegut
  • “All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “If you believe in trying to make the best of the finite number of years we have on this planet (while not making it any worse for anyone else), think that pride and self-righteousness are the cause of most conflict and negativity, and are humbled by the vastness and mystery of the Universe, then I’m the same religion as you.” – Salman Khan of the Khan Academy
  • “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” ~Oscar Wilde
  • Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned. – Buddha
  • “Miracles don’t happen. Sweat happens. Effort happens. Thought happens. And it’s up to us to help.” -Isaac Asimov
  • “I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone.” – Robin Williams/Bobcat Goldthwait
  • “The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” — Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” – Dr. Seuss
  • “When you shoot for the moon and make it, there will still be idiots that doubt it.” -Buzz Aldrin
  • “Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress, but I repeat myself.” -Mark Twain
  • “Wise men speak because they have something to say. Fools speak because they have to say something.” -Plato
  • “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” – Upton Sinclair
  • “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” -Steve Jobs
  • The world is changing very fast. Big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow. – Rupert Murdoch
  • “If you really want to rebel against your parents: outearn them, outlive them, and know more than they do.” – Henry Rollins
  • “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” — Chuck Palahniuk
  • A mind is like a parachute, it doesn’t work unless it’s open. — Frank Zappa
  • Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature, the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions. It is the opium of the people. — Moses Hess
  • “Here’s To The Crazy Ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who DO !” – Apple/Steve Jobs
  • Trust the one who can see these 3 things in you: Sorrow behind your smile, Love behind your anger, & Meaning behind your silence
  • “Fairytales don’t teach children that monsters exist, they already know that monsters exist. Fairy tales teach children that monsters can be killed.” – G. K. Chesterton
  • “We stopped checking for monsters under our bed when we realized they’re inside us.” – The Joker.
  • “The loneliest people can be the kindest. The saddest people sometimes smile the brightest. The most damaged people are filled with wisdom. All because they do not wish the pain they’ve endured from another soul.”
  • Depression is the inability to imagine a future worth imagining.
  • Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. – Oscar Wilde
  • “If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” – Carl Sagan
  • Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth. – Arthur Conan Doyle