Quotations

 

  • “Truth never wins . its opponents just go extinct” -Max Planck , the founder of quantum physics
  • “The freethinking of one age is the common sense of the next.” –Matthew Arnold
  • “If everything seems under control, you’re not going fast enough”
    Mario Andretti
  • “Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.”
    Robert Orben
  • “You’re lucky! You should have seen this place 5 years ago!”
    – Someone from Harris Corporation telling me when I was in the lab
  • “In mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them.”
    Johann von Neumann
  • “Common game theory has held that punishment makes two equals cooperate. But when people compete in repeated games, punishment fails to deliver.” – Martin Nowak, director of the evolutionary dynamics lab at Harvard
  • Anyone who seeks to destroy the passions
    instead of controlling them is trying to play the angel.”
    Voltaire (1694-1778),
  • “Man is neither angel nor brute, and the pity of it is that he who wants
    to play the angel acts the brute.” —Voltaire
    (1694-1778),
  • “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”
    — Anonymous
  • “Don’t hit the wall. Run through it.”
    Gatorade Advertise
  • “Test your faith daily!” —
    Nike Ad.
  • “No one knows what’s in your heart, only you,
    your heart and your brain, that’s all we have to battle Time…”
  • “The most important component in a system often
    is the least underestood.” — IEEE Institute Magazine
    Aug. 2002
  • “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
    Albert Einstein
  • A working program is one that has only unobserved bugs.
    One Of Murphy Laws, Computers Laws
  • “The greatest challenge to any thinker is
    stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.”
    Bertrand Russell
  • “Don’t forget you’re one of a million”!
  • “I don’t have a life. I have a problem.”–
    From Star Trek
  • “No More Lies No More Lies…. We’re Bees Not
    Flies! No More Lies” — From Grim Fandango
  • Marvin Minsky (answering audience questions): The question is, if you
    duplicate the
    structures in the brain and the right functions, will that reproduce your
    personality and consciousness and allow you to live forever. I’m sure the
    answer is yes, of course. People are just machines. The idea of a soul is one
    of those ideas which says let’s take all the things we don’t understand and
    put them in one word. So it’s not a very good theory. Ray Kurzweil and Hans
    Moravec and every science fiction writer since 1950 has written some story
    where you reproduce the connection structures of the brain and you’ve got a
    copy of the person. — “It’s 2001. Where Is HAL?
    “2001-05-23 — Programs, Emotions and Common Sense
  • “For millions of years mankind lived
    just like the animals Then something happened which unleashed the power of our
    imagination We learned to talk.It doesn’t have to be like this. All we need to
    do is make sure we keep t
    a l k i n g .Stephen William Hawking
  • Life isn’t meant to be easy. It’s hard to take being on the top- or on the
    bottom. I guess I’m something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of
    history, I think, to survive some of these things. . . . Life is one crisis
    after another.– Richard M. Nixon
  • “Forget about what you are escaping from. Reserve your anxiety for what
    you are
    escaping to.” — “The
    Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” by Michael Chabon
  • The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything except our modes of
    thinking
    and we drift towards unparalleled catastrophes. —
    Albert Einstein
  • You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it — Albert
    Einstein
  • “As soon as you have made a thought, Laugh at it.” — Lao Tzu, Chinese
    philosopher.
  • “If the facts don’t fit the theory, change
    the facts.” —
    Albert Einstein
  • There is no true interpretation of anything; interpretation is a vehicle
    in the service of human comprehension. The value of
    interpretation is in enabling others to fruitfully
    think about an idea.- Andreas Buja