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Quotes of the Day [May. 26th, 2006|11:15 am]
Peter Sheil
Long time, no quotes ... here are today's four to keep you going.


Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.
Thomas Berger

Ours is the age that is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.
H. Mumford Jones (1892 - 1980)

Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), Mysticism and Logic (1917) ch. 4

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore de Balzac (1799 - 1850)

[User Picture]From: becky44
2006-05-26 12:13 pm (UTC)
A very curious collection!

I'm inclined to #3 - on the basis that you have to have a leap of faith to believe that maths and numbers have a reality!

#4 - I disagree with - I know too many relationships where the people concerned would fall apart with laughter at the very idea!

And #2 is sweet! I cried for HAL in both films - and I loved it when Dr. Chandra tosed the cut-out to the engineer!
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[User Picture]From: acoolsecretary
2006-05-26 03:46 pm (UTC)
Hi Peter! I've missed you.
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[User Picture]From: petersheil
2006-05-26 04:03 pm (UTC)
Why? What were you throwing?
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[User Picture]From: acoolsecretary
2006-05-26 04:27 pm (UTC)
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