Quotes from well-know Deviants

...with occasional commentary...

Only a fool builds a computer that does not have an Off Switch.
             -- {DvT}JonahHex
It is appallingly obvious that our technology exceeds our humanity.
             -- Albert Einstein
Anyone who cannot cope with mathematics is not fully human. At best, he is a tolerable sub-human who can be taught to tie his shoes and to not make messes in the house.
             -- Lazarus Long
Genius is one percent inspiration, and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
             -- Thomas Alva Edison
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
             -- Albert Einstein
Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
             -- Albert Einstein
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
             -- Albert Einstein
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
             -- Albert Einstein
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
             -- Albert Einstein
As the island of our knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.
             -- John Wheeler
We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
             -- T. S. Eliot
Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.
             -- Bertrand Russell
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
             -- George Bernard Shaw
The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
             -- Niels Bohr
In my opinion, the greatest single failure of American education is that students come away unable to distinguish between a symbol and the thing the symbol stands for.
             -- Paul Lutus
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
             -- Galileo Galilei
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
             -- Mahatma Gandhi
In any non-trivial axiomatic system, there are true theorems which cannot be proven.
             -- Kurt Godel
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
             -- Alan Kay
With each passing year, because of advances in computer technology, there are more things, each more sophisticated, that we aren't allowed to do any more.
             -- Paul Lutus
Avoid strong drink. It makes you shoot at tax collectors -- and miss.
             -- Lazarus Long
We do not inherit the land, we borrow it from our children.
             -- Native American Proverb
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.
             -- Voltaire
Life is what happens to us while we're making other plans.
             -- John Lennon
Be careful while reading health books, you might die of a misprint.
             -- Mark Twain
Man is the only animal that blushes -- or needs to.
             -- Mark Twain
             -- {DvT}Archipeligus, Seeker of Truth
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever.
             -- Chinese Proverb
If all economists were laid end to end, they would not reach a conclusion.
             -- George Bernard Shaw
There are three sorts of mathematicians: those who can count, and those who can't.
             -- Michel Merlin
If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.
             -- Florynce R. Kennedy
It has been said that the primary function of schools is to impart enough facts to make children stop asking questions. Some, with whom the schools do not succeed, become scientists.
             -- Knut Schmidt-Nielsen
If you really want to be lonely, get married.
             -- Gloria Steinem
                          ...to an Unreal addict...
                                       -- {DvT}JonahHex's wife
Don't be afraid to ask stupid questions; they are more easily handled than stupid mistakes.
             -- Anonymous
A person who won't think has no advantage over one who can't think.
             -- Paul Lutus
                          ...likewise, a person who won't read...
                                       -- {DvT}JonahHex
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
             -- F. Scott Fitzgerald
Any intelligent woman who reads the marriage contract and then goes into it, deserves all the consequences.
             -- Isadora Duncan
                          ...the marriage contract didn't say anything about Unreal...
                                       -- {DvT}JonahHex's wife
Truth never damages a cause that is just.
             -- Mahatma Gandhi
Please accept my resignation. I don't care to belong to any club that will have me as a member.
             -- Groucho Marx
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
             -- Albert Einstein
People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
             -- George Bernard Shaw
A mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems.
             -- Paul Erdos
Life is a sexually transmitted disease and the mortality rate is one hundred percent.
             -- R.D. Laing
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.
             -- Rich Cook
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
             -- Douglas Adams
If women were meant to play football, God would have put their tits somewhere else.
             -- Gordon Sinclair
If you've got them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
             -- John Wayne
That is not dead which can eternal lie, And in Strange aeons even death may die.
             -- H.P.Lovecraft
             [from {DvT}Sapient6]
But if you were me, then I'd be you! And I'd use your body to get to the top! You can't stop me no matter who you are!
             -- Ace Ventura
             [from {DvT}Sapient6]
In Science, there is only Physics. The rest is just stamp collecting.
             -- Ernest Rutherford
             [from {DvT}Archipeligus]
A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
             -- Joseph Stalin
             [from {DvT}FuryVII]
I've got two guns now, do you think I can take them all?
             -- Blood
             [from {DvT}Lord YakBalls]
You shall know nothing if you have not known everything. And if you are timid enough to stop with what is natural...Nature shall evade you forever
             -- Donatien-Francois De Sade
             [from {DvT}Ithaqua]
It's better to burn out than to fade away.
             -- {DvT}MAChine
When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
             -- Sir Winston Churchill
             [from {DvT}Katmai]
We shall do best to think of life as a desengano, as a process of disillusionment; since this is, clearly enough, what everything that happens to us is calculated to produce.
             -- Arthur Schopenhauer
             [from {DvT}Blecht]
An open wound never heals
             -- {DvT}FBall
Dying ain't much of a living boy.
             -- Josie Wales
             [from {DvT}Oberon28]
Anything can be justified; in the end ye shall judge yourself.
             -- {DvT}Latro
like slavery and cannibalism, war too can be eliminated from humankinds arsenal of horrors
             -- John g.Stoessinger
             [from {DvT}PipeFighter]
Funny huh? Do you know how funny this would look stickin out of your ass?
             -- {DvT}Zero-Factor
If a problem has a solution, there is no need to worry about it. If a problem does not have a solution, there is no need to worry about it.
             -- The current incarnation of the Dahli Lama
             [from {DvT}DeathRattle]
Now, in my book, you either do it right...or you get eliminated.
             -- Gordon Gekko
             [from {DvT}Random_Axe]
Kiss My Shiny Metal Ass
             -- Bender
             [from {DvT}BStard]
I am tired of playing around with you, now you will all die!

your gunfoo is good but my gunfoo is better
             -- viper{DvT}
Old Devil: "Give me the book or I'll kill you all."
Monk: "Don't threaten us! And get off our roof!"
             -- Drunken Wu Tang
             [from {DvT}Sapient6]
There are only 10 types of people in the world: Those who understand binary, and those who don't
             -- author unknown
             [from {DvT}dagger]
There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.
             -- Homer
             [from {DvT}WarHawk]
Do not interfer with the affairs of Dragons!
For Thou are Crunchy! And good with Ketchup!
             [from {DvT}Ithaqua]
I'm multitalented, I can talk, and piss you off, all at the same time.
             -- {DvT}Deb7
What can there be to life without laughter?
             -- {DvT}Soapy
The roots of true achievement, lie in the will to become the best that you can become.
             -- Harold Taylor
             [from {DvT}Scorpion]
What will happen if a giant meteor hits the Earth?
Based on careful scientific testing with a sledge hammer and a common laboratory frog, it won't be pretty.
             -- {DvT}Rhino
It IS better to be a dumbass, than a smart ass. On the fact of you'll have less questions to answer later on.
             -- {DvT}DopeSick
Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said something.
             -- last words of Pancho Villa (1877-1923)
             [from {DvT}Roggles]
Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun.
             -- Bruce Campbell, Army of Darkness
             [from {DvT}Jugs]
Then it comes to be that the soothing light at the end of your tunnel is just a freight train coming your way
             -- No Leaf Clover (Hetfield/Ulrich)
             [from {DvT}Reckless]