21 February 2006

Miscellaneous quotes

"What we call 'Progress' is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance."
- Havelock Ellis

"Irrigation of the land with seawater desalinated by fusion power is ancient. It's called 'rain'."
- Michael McClary

"The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane."
- Nikola Tesla

"The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing but a transference of bones from one graveyard to another."
- J. Frank Dobie

"This is surely the time to let go of grievances, I told myself sternly. What good does it do to dwell on them? Brooding on a nest of grudges will only hatch more grief."
- Liza Dalby, The Tale of Murasaki

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