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“On the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much--the wheel, New York, wars, and so on--while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man--for precisely the same reasons.”

–Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

“There is a huge difference between disliking somebody – maybe even disliking them a lot – and actually shooting them, strangling them, dragging them through the fields and setting their house on fire. It was a difference which kept the vast majority of the population alive from day to day.”

–Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

“A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.”

–Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.”

–Michael J. Fox

“The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.”

–Johann von Goethe

“No matter how strange you are, there's something unique in you. Something that not only makes you happy, but makes the rest of us feel happy that we don't have to be you and do what you are doing!”

–Arlo Guthrie


“People who are willing to rely on the government to keep them safe are pretty much standing on Darwin's mat, pounding on the door, screaming, ‘Take me, take me!’”

–Carl Jacobs

“A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.”

–Bill Vaughan

“My King didn't lose the election.”

–Grant Stowell (referring to Barack Obama's victory over John McCain in the 2008 presidential election)


“No, the best way to prepare is to write programs, and to study great programs that other people have written. In my case, I went to the garbage cans at the Computer Science Center and I fished out listings of their operating system.”

–Bill Gates

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.”

–Shirley Temple