Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Our Strength

Our strength is often composed of the weakness that we're damned if we're going to show.

-- Mignon McLaughlin

Monday, February 27, 2006

Friday, February 24, 2006

Quantum Computing

It is very bizarre that you know your computer has not run but you also know what the answer is. A non-running computer produces fewer errors.

-- Onur Hosten, member of a University of Illinois team working on quantum computing.
Journal reference: Nature (vol 439, p 949)
From issue 2540 of New Scientist magazine, 22 February 2006, page 21

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Nothing Is As Frustrating

Nothing is as frustrating as arguing with someone who knows what he's talking about.

-- Sam Ewing

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Never Make The Mistake

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.

-- Edward Gibbon

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

I Like Long Walks

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

-- Noel Coward

Friday, February 17, 2006

May Your Trails Be Crooked

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

-- Edward Abbey, naturalist and author (1927-1989)

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Grow Up

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.

-- E. E. (Edward E.) Cummings (1894-1962, American Poet)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Every Step

Every step we take towards making the State our Caretaker of our lives, by that much we move toward making the State our Master.

-- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.

-- Clarence Seward Darrow, 1857 - 1938

Monday, February 13, 2006

Loneliness Vs. Solitude

Language has created the word "loneliness" to express the pain of being alone, and the word "solitude" to express the glory of being alone.

-- Paul Johannes Tillich

Friday, February 10, 2006


Under certain circumstances, profanity provides a relief denied even to prayer.

-- Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Thursday, February 09, 2006

End Move In Politics

The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun.

-- R. Buckminster Fuller

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

All The World's A Stage

If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door.

-- Paul Beatty

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Only Way To Predict The Future

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future. Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophesies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.

-- Eric Hoffer

Monday, February 06, 2006

Data Banks

The more the data banks record about each one of us, the less we exist.

-- Marshall McLuhan

Friday, February 03, 2006


Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.

-- Richard Kline

Thursday, February 02, 2006

They Defend Their Errors

They defend their errors as if they were defending their inheritance.

-- Edmund Burke, statesman and writer (1729-1797)

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

People Only See

People only see what they are prepared to see.

-- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882, American poet, essayist)