The only difference between me and a madman
is that I am not mad. -Salvador Dali
I suppose the limitations are just the
visions of the designer; there aren't any
physical limitations. -Seymour Cray, 1982
Mathematics is the only true metaphysics.
-William "Lord Kelvin" Thompson
An absolute monarch would be absolutely wise and good.
But no man is strong enough to have no interest.
Therefore the best king would be Pure Chance.
It is Pure Chance that rules the Universe; therefore,
and only therefore, life is good. -Aleister Crowley
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable
that we have to alter it every six months. -Oscar Wilde
I practice absurdity quite religiously. -Alfred Hitchcock
["God created the integers and the rest is the work of man"]
spoken by the algebraist Kronecker reveals more about his past
as a banker who grew rich through monetary speculation
than about his philosophical insight. -René Thom
The more I see of men, the better I like my dog. -Blaise Pascal
We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in
the sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart. -H. L. Mencken
I'm subversive as hell. -Theodor "Dr. Seuss" Geisel
I don't know how long a musical form like rap,
with no harmonic content, virtually no melodic content,
and ultra-repetitive rhythms can hold people's attention,
but I guess we're going to find out. -Ed Macan
Remember, we don't really need the sun,
because it's very bright in the daytime.
We need the moon because it's dark at night.
When I was young, I used to think that wealth and power
would bring me happiness. I was right. -Gahan Wilson
It is easy for us to ridicule Descartes* now, but we should
remember Berry Campbell's criterion: the greatness of a man's
contribution can be measured by how long he has held up progress.
Half a millennium is surely world class! -Joseph Bogen
(*for propounding dualism)