Showing posts from April, 2007

Sir Barnett Cocks

A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.

Nathaniel Borenstein

The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That’s where we come in; we’re computer professionals. We cause accidents.


The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind.

Stephen Hawking

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.

Douglas Adams

You live and learn. At any rate, you live.

Richard Pyror

I never met anybody who said when they were a kid, “I wanna grow up and be a critic.”

Samuel Johnson

No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.

Ben Franklin

Two people can keep a secret, but only if one of them is dead.

Edgar Bergen

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.

Jean Kerr

I’m tired of all this nonsense about beauty being only skin-deep. That’s deep enough. What do you want, an adorable pancreas?