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A list of a very few of our favo(u)rite quotations:

( in no parfticular order )

 

“ most of science is actually part of the entertainment industry . . . in the end, the public pays the bills “

Prof. Steve Jones, University College London. ( speaking on BBC Radio 4 - March 2007 )

 

" It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into."

Jonathan Swift

 

" [ in the end ] . . . freedom is cheaper than repression "

Desmond Tutu ( from a CNN interview Oct/07 - he was asked if he was optimistic for the future of Africa )

 

 

“ If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it ? “

Albert Einstein

 

" Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one's living at it."

Albert Einstein

 

" I'm not afraid of being lost in a mysterious universe with no purpose, which is the way it is, possibly. It doesn't frighten me."

Richard Feynman

 

" There is no harm in doubt and scepticism, for it is through these that new discoveries are made. "

Richard Feynman

 

" News is what somebody somewhere wants to suppress; all the rest is advertising."

Alfred Harmsworth

 

“A university is a group of disparate departments united by a common interest in car parking “

unknown ?

 

" If the aborigine drafted an IQ test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it "

Stanley Garn

 

" The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. "

Isaac Asimov

 

" A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain. "

Mark Twain

 

" A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes. "

Mark Twain

 

" Golf is a good walk spoiled. "
Mark Twain

 

" Champagne is just sparkling white wine that knows somebody "

unknown ?

 

 

 

and here's some from our very own editor :

 

 

" A true medicine is a chemical which cures you even when you don't believe in it "

martin g

 

" There's no such thing as a leader ; just followers "

martin g

 

" When laying floor-tiles in a room which may not be perfectly rectangular, lay them diagonally "

martin g

 

 

 


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