A good selection today, enjoy.
So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.
Peter Drucker (1909 - 2005)
What is youth except a man or a woman before it is ready or fit to be seen?
Evelyn Waugh (1903 - 1966)
Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.
Peter Ustinov (1921 - 2004)
It's not enough to bash in heads. You've got to bash in minds.
Joss Whedon, Zack Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen, and Jed Whedon, Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, 2008
Oh, number 4 clicks with me! Enjoy.
Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
John Lehman (1942 - ), Secretary of the Navy, 1981-1987
I hate life, I hate death and everything in between just doesn't interest me.
Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either.
Gore Vidal (1925 - )
Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits that under analysis some of them won't stand up either.
Evan Esar (1899 - 1995), Esar's Comic Dictionary
I'm sure they are random, but #4 does seem right on! (and look who sad it ... it /must/ be true.)
Nothing is impossible. Some things are just less likely than others.
The man who insists on seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides.
Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence.
Frank Zappa (1940 - 1993)
The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable.
John Kenneth Galbraith (1908 - 2006)
Today's (and yesterday's) quotes of the day -- enjoy.
Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation.
Henry Kissinger (1923 - )
Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
After all, all he did was string together a lot of old, well-known quotations.
H. L. Mencken (1880 - 1956), on Shakespeare
There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers.
Richard Feynman (1918 - 1988)
Time is that quality of nature which keeps events from happening all at once. Lately it doesn't seem to be working.
You must first have a lot of patience to learn to have patience.
Stanislaw J. Lec (1909 - 1966), "Unkempt Thoughts"
Man is a credulous animal, and must believe something; in the absence of good grounds for belief, he will be satisfied with bad ones.
Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970), Unpopular Essays (1950), "Outline of Intellectual Rubbish"
The man who writes about himself and his own time is the only man who writes about all people and all time.
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
Today's quotes ... enjoy!
An ignorant person is one who doesn't know what you have just found out.
Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)
This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop.
Alfred Hitchcock (1899 - 1980)
The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.
Steven Weinberg (1933 - )
Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.
Sir Richard Steele
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Snaged from the CERN operations web site:
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...'
Thursday evening was 'fun'. After the Morris side meeting at Southampton I collapsed curled up in a ball in the car park with pain in my abdomen and a splitting, pounding headache. I ended up being taken to hospital by ambulance (no siren or blue lights :( ). After 4 hours there the final results were that it wasn't anything heart related, but that they weren't sure what it was ... maybe a kidney stone having an outing? The treatment seemed to be the same as we tell our IT users - reboot and try again :) I actually followed the advice of a friend and took today off sick, mostly to recover from a very late night and the shock of discovering that I just might not live for ever.
Special thanks to Kevin for staying with me at the hospital and Chris for offering to put me up for the night if I needed to stay. I actually drove back to London as I was almost back to normal (for me :) ) by then.