A computer is like an Old Testament god, with a lot of rules and no mercy. Joseph Campbell
Se vogliamo che tutto rimanga com’è bisogna che tutto cambi.
If we want things to stay as they are, everything will have to change.)
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa
It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. Mark Twain
On two occasions I have been asked [by members of parliament!], “Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?” I am not rightly able to apprehend the kind of confusion that could provoke such a question. Charles Babbage
It’s only the last turn of a nut that tightens it. The rest is merely movement. Shigeo Shingo
[The truth] always bobs up years later like a waterbird that dives in one part of the lake and pops up in another. Anne Michaels
The Truth must dazzle gradually
Or every man be blind —
Emily Dickinson
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill
When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust the goals, adjust the action steps. Confucius
Le cœur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point Blaise Pascal
As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind – every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder. John Glenn
I am out to make a name for myself. If I fail, you will never hear from me again. Eadweard Muybridge
As I went walking I saw a sign there
And on the sign it said “No Trespassing.”
But on the other side it didn’t say nothing,
That side was made for you and me.
Woody Guthrie (unpublished verse from This Land is Your Land)
I never said most of the things I said. Yogi Berra