Quotes & Asides


The best way to compile inaccurate information that no one wants is to make it up. – Scott Adams

—> Pulp fiction!

I never guess. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts. – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

—-> Fiction and bad or incorrect data go hand-in-hand.


An epigram often flashes light into regions where reason shines but dimly. – Edwin P. Whipple
Misquotatio

—> Brevity is definitely the soul of wit in this case!

Misquotation is, in fact, the pride and privilege of the learned. A widely- read man never quotes accurately, for the rather obvious reason that he has read too widely. – Hesketh Pearson

—> I have a sneaky feeling the best quotes were probably misquoted in translation!

The reason lightning doesn’t strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn’t there the second time. – Willie Tyler

—> And hopefully, not the same person either! That would be the height of misfortune!

The pursuit of happiness is a most ridiculous phrase; if you pursue happiness you’ll never find it. – C. P. Snow

—> Happiness comes to those who don’t seek it! And unhappiness too!

The universe is a big place, perhaps the biggest. – Kilgore Trout

—> Do we have anything else to compare it against? Everything’s relative only if there’s something to compare against!

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