Selected Quotes

"Spock: Vulcan has no moon. Uhura: I'm not surprised, Mr. Spock "

"The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state. "
   --Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations

"The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. "
   --Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955)

"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it‘s longer than any hour. That‘s relativity. "
   --Albert Einstein, physicist, Nobel laureate (1879-1955), Journal of Exothermic Science and Technology (JEST, Vol. 1, No. 9; 1938)

"There are 10 types of people in this world, those that understand binary, and those that don't. "

"If you’re going to be an atheist, you should be having a lot more fun. "

"There is increasing evidence that Bigfoot may not be as benign as some people think "
   --Cable TV "Documentary"

"I love California. I practically grew up in Phoenix. "
   --Dan Quayle

"I think for us to get American military personell involved in a civil war inside Iraq would literally be a quagmire. Once we got to Baghdad, what would we do? ... I do not think the United States wants to have U.S. military forces accept casualties and accept responsibility of trying to govern Iraq.  It makes no sense at all. "
   --Dick Cheney

"Q: If you could live forever, would you and why?
A: I would not live forever, because we should notlive forever, because if we were supposed to live forever, then we would live forever, but we cannot live forever, which is why I would not live forever. "
   --Heather Whitestone

"The war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan’s advantage. "
   --Japanese Emperor Hirohito

"You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake. "
   --Jeannette Rankin

"The word "genius" isn't applicable in football. A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein. "
   --Joe Theisman

"The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable. "
   --John Kenneth Galbraith

"Always tell the truth. That way, you don't have to remember what you said. "
   --John Kenneth Galbraith

"Politics is not the art of the possible; It is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. "
   --John Kenneth Galbraith, Quoted in Al Gore's 'Our Choice'

"Bernard of Chartres (1030-1170) used to say that we are like dwarfs on the shoulders of giants, so that we can see more than they, and things at a greater distance, not by virtue of any sharpness of sight on our part, or any physical distinction, but because we are carried high and raised up by their giant size. "
   --John of Salisbury (1120-1180)

"I used to be Snow White, but I drifted. "
   --Mae West

"When I‘m good, I‘m very good. But when I‘m bad I‘m better. "
   --Mae West

"Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before. "
   --Mae West

"To err is human, but it feels divine. "
   --Mae West

"Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly. "
   --Mae West

"Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I‘m tired. "
   --Mae West

"Any time you got nothing to do - and lots of time to do it - come on up. "
   --Mae West

"A hard man is good to find. "
   --Mae West