September 07, 2004

Some quotes

I can't come up with anything original right now, so read some quotes instead. Enjoyment guaranteed.

  • life, n.: A whim of several billion cells to be you for a while. [Unknown]
  • If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it's still a foolish thing. [Bertrand Russell]
  • There are things that are so serious that you can only joke about them [Heisenberg]
  • There are two kinds of fool. One says, "This is old, and therefore good." And one says, "This is new, and therefore better" [John Brunner]
  • Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. [Dale Carnegie]
  • Fourth Law of Thermodynamics: If the probability of success is not almost one, it is damn near zero. [David Ellis]
  • Well, isn't it comforting to know that being miserable is still better than being an idiot? [from Six Feet Under]

You can also read an earlier post with more good quotes.

I like to think that a good quote as a meme. From as little as I understand what a meme is, it seems to be an idea/thought/whatever that spreads through peoples minds like a virus. Hearing a meme makes you want to spread it further. And in today's world of blogs, memes spread really fast. I have often come across a link that I like, which I would never have reached myself. Of course, the study of memes is a whole science in itself, one that I found boring after a few minutes of trying to read. But still it's a fascinating concept. And I'm not making much sense, so I'll stop.

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