June 2016

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.

Paul Dirac

May 2016

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.

Bertrand Russell

March 2016

It is nobler to declare oneself wrong than to insist on being right - especially when one is right.

Friedrich Nietzsche

July 2015

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

Thomas Jefferson

May 2015

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.

George Santayana

October 2014

Art is either plagiarism or revolution.

Paul Gauguin

April 2014

There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.

Oscar Wilde

August 2013

There are two kinds of light — the glow that illumines, and the glare that obscures.

James Thurber

June 2013

The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.

Thorstein Veblen

August 2010

It is not bigotry to be certain we are right; but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong.

G. K. Chesterton

December 2009

When I do good I feel good, when I do bad I feel bad, and that's my religion.

Abraham Lincoln

October 2009

There's no inherent meaning in information. It's what we do with that information that matters.

Beau Lotto

December 2005

This isn't right. This isn't even wrong.

Wolfgang Pauli

February 2004

Love me or hate me, but spare me your indifference.

Libbie Fudim

April 2003

one dot, that's on or off, defines what is and what is not, one dot

Growing Up by Peter Gabriel

January 2003

. . . sports are something one does, not something one watches on TV.

For this update, a fitting entry from The New Hacker's Dictionary as compiled by Eric S. Raymond

November 2001

. . . we would agree that the resulting composition of zeroes and ones would not convey ideas.

Court Opinion overturning the preliminary injunction preventing publication of the DeCSS source code

May 2001

Either you're rich, or you're poor. The situation is becoming as bipolar as the day room at Belview.

Dennis Miller Live Rant

April 2001

The software business is binary. You're either a one or a zero.

Gary Winston (Tim Robbins) in Antitrust

November 2000

If patterns of ones and zeros were "like" patterns of human lives and death, if everything about an individual could be represented in a computer record by a long string of ones and zeros, then what kind of creature would be represented by a long string of lives and deaths?

Vineland by Thomas Pynchon

October 2000

The product itself was a very long string of ones and zeroes that, when properly installed and coddled, gave you the ability to manipulate other very long strings of ones and zeroes.

In the Beginning was the Command Line by Neal Stephenson

September 2000

But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

The Bible (KJV), Matthew 5:37 by ???