Miscellaneous Amusements and
Notable Quotables

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Brian . . . . . also collects "verbal memorabilia"

First, an old favourite - which I'm sure I would still think amusing if my subject wasn't Mathematics!


From the notebook of Lazarus Long, aged a little over 1000 years . . .

"Anyone who cannot cope with Mathematics is not fully human. At best (he) is a tolerable sub-human who has learned to wear shoes, bathe, and not make messes in the house"

From "Time Enough For Love" by Robert A. Heinlein.



A few other favourites. Do send us your favourites too - what separates us from the apes is the extent of our ability to steal - oops, I mean share - the ideas of others . . . then maybe I can change the "thought for the week" on my office wall into "thought for the day"!

No Lemons, No Lemonade
Unknown source

Do Not Adjust Your Mind - There Is A Fault In Reality
Unknown source

Nil Carborundum Illegitimae
Unknown source

Vorsprung Durch Technik
from the Audi car advert: ďProgress Through TechnologyĒ

The secret of the universe is this: the universe doesnít care. That part of the job is yours.
David Gerrold

The universe did not invent justice. Man did. Unfortunately, Man must reside in the universe.
Roger Zelazny

Being right too soon is socially unacceptable.
Robert A. Heinlein

Future history will be a race between education and catastrophe.
H. G. Wells

It is no wonder that people are so horrible when they start out life as children.
Kingsley Amis

Adolescence is that time in your life when you discover your ability to be depressed.
David Gerrold

The meek shall inherit the earth; now letís check who gets heaven.
J.Neil Shulman

If a thing is not worth doing, it not worth doing well.
Jerry Pournelle

When you pass the buck, donít ask for change.
David Gerrold.

You learn by pleasure and you learn by pain.
Roger Zelazny

You live and learn, or you donít live long.
Robert A. Heinlein

To be free, one must first want to be free.
To want to be free one must know what freedom is.
Chester Anderson

If a thing is worth doing, itís worth doing for money.
David Gerrold

Half of being smart is knowing what youíre dumb at
David Gerrold

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley

Humans are almost always lonely.
Frank Herbert

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
H. G. Wells

Favourite famous last words:

They'll never hit us from this dist. . .

And for a complete summary of the human condition?

I Think Therefore Iím Spam.
Unknown source - Monty Python?

(The Eurocentric version . . .Iím Pink Therefore Iím Spam)



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