Survival is the ability to swim in strange water.
~ Frank Herbert
“Any intelligent person knows that life is a beautiful thing and that the purpose of life is to be happy,” said my father … “But it seems only idiots are ever happy. How can we explain this?”
~ Orhan Pamuk, The Museum of Innocence
I’m the one guy who says don’t force the stupid people to be quiet. I want to know who the morons are.
~ Mark Cuban
In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.
~ Bill Watterson
But think about this, maybe even though there are infinite versions of you, maybe every single one of them is an asshole.
~ Steve Toutonghi, Side Life
An awful lot of humorless people come into this world, and they make very good Nazis.
~ Kurt Vonnegut Jr
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
~ Rosa Luxemburg
It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.
~ Upton Sinclair, I, Candidate for Governor: And How I Got Licked
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
~ Galileo Galilei, Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina
What is Man? Man is a noisome bacillus whom Our Heavenly Father created because he was disappointed in the monkey.
~ Mark Twain
Perhaps our greatest distinction as a species is our capacity, unique among animals, to make counter-evolutionary choices.
~ Jared Diamond, Why Is Sex Fun? The Evolution of Human Sexuality
Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.
~ Carl Sagan, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God
I believe in intuition and inspiration. Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution. It is, strictly speaking, a real factor in scientific research.
~ Albert Einstein, On Cosmic Religion and Other Opinions and Aphorisms
I would rather be a little nobody, then to be an evil somebody.
~ Abraham Lincoln