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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.
- Oscar Wilde

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the galaxy lies a small, unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly 92 million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a really neat idea.
- The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (on Earthlings)  

I have nothing to declare but my genius.
- Oscar Wilde (on being asked if he had anything to declare, at the American customs)

Your manuscript is both good and original, but the part that is good is not original and the part that is original is not good.
- Samuel Johnson

Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one.
- E. B. White                                                   

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
- Jack London

One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.
- Oscar Wilde

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
- Albert Einstein

Don't worry about people stealing an idea. If it's original, you will have to ram it down their throats.
- Howard Aiken

I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.
-Samuel Goldwyn 

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?
- Scott Adams

We live in a Newtonian world of Einsteinian physics ruled by Frankenstein logic.
- David Russell

Eighty percent of success is showing up.
- Woody Allen

Religion is an insult to human dignity, without it you'd have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things; but for good people to do evil things it takes religion.
- Weinberg

Physics is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
- Richard Feynman

In mathematics you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
- Johann von Neumann

Complex models are rarely useful (unless for those writing their dissertations).

- V. I. Arnold


  • Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
  • Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
      - Douglas Adams