The Hmm Law - Anyone who says the word "hmm" is nowhere near as clever as they think they are and should be ignored at all costs.
When I grow up, I want to be a dull working class citizen with a wife and kids and a male archetypal hobby.
By legend and perhaps by nature philosophers are more accustomed to the armchair than the workbench.
Discourse on virtue and they pass by in droves. Whistle and dance the shimmy, and you've got an audience.
if the average woman wold rather have beauty than brains, it's because the average man can see better than he can think. - gregory benford
It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.
We insist on seeing patterns that aren't there. The ones that really are there are quite beautiful enough, thank you.
It seems safe to say that significant discovery, really creative thinking, does not occur with regard to problems about which the thinker is lukewarm.
Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
Make a man a fire and he'll be warm through the night.
Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
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