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
—> 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!