Tidbits & Quotes: February 2007


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  • Everything here is my very personal collection and does not reflect the opinions of current or past employers, nor does it stem from confidential information obtained there. Also, I do not personally share the opinion of all of the quotes posted here.



We see people being good at stuff -- we don't see them becoming good.

David Shenk

Found here

Posted Feb 25, 2007 | # | Category: Magazines & Sites

To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.

Jacques Derrida

Posted Feb 23, 2007 | # | Category: Quotations

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

Douglas Adams

from: Mostly Harmless

Posted Feb 21, 2007 | # | Category: Books

In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Posted Feb 15, 2007 | # | Category: Quotations

The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault.

Henry Kissinger

Posted Feb 13, 2007 | # | Category: Quotations

Instinct is action taken in pursuance of a purpose, but without conscious perception of what the purpose is.

Van Hartmann

Posted Feb 11, 2007 | # | Category: Quotations

There is no delight in owning anything unshared.


Posted Feb 09, 2007 | # | Category: Quotations

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.

Stevie Wonder

Posted Feb 07, 2007 | # | Category: Quotations

All this talk about equality. The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.

Bob Dylan

Posted Feb 05, 2007 | # | Category: Quotations

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.

George Eliot

Posted Feb 02, 2007 | # | Category: Quotations

Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.

Philip K. Dick

From: What The Dead Men Say, 1964

Posted Feb 01, 2007 | # | Category: Books


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