Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

Good Photography

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”

Ansel Adams

Overwhelmed

Friday, February 16th, 2007

By doing just a little every day, I can gradually let the task completely overwhelm me.
Ashleigh Brilliant

Open Mind

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

“A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”

Max Planck [physicists]

U Know

Friday, November 10th, 2006

I love quotes. In honor of this election and it’s aftermath here are some quotes by Donal Rumsfeld.

“Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know we don’t know.”

“There’s another way to phrase that and that is that the absence of evidence is not the evidence of absence. It is basically saying the same thing in a different way. Simply because you do not have evidence that something does exist does not mean that you have evidence that it doesn’t exist.” -on Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction

“I don’t know what the facts are but somebody’s certainly going to sit down with him and find out what he knows that they may not know, and make sure he knows what they know that he may not know.”

“If I know the answer I’ll tell you the answer, and if I don’t, I’ll just respond, cleverly.”

“I’m not into this detail stuff. I’m more concepty.”

“I would not say that the future is necessarily less predictable than the past. I think the past was not predictable when it started.”

“I believe what I said yesterday. I don’t know what I said, but I know what I think, and, well, I assume it’s what I said.”

He really liked messing with the media and language. Too bad he couldn’t confuse the enemy as well, you know?

misoneism

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

misoneism

noun
Hatred or fear of change or innovation.

Specialization is for Insects

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Robert A. Heinlein (Science Fiction Writer)

More Quotes

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

Man is the only animal that can remain on friendly terms with the victims he intends to eat until he eats them.

Samuel Butler (1835 – 1902)

A conservative is someone who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.

Unkown

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifing exception, is composed of others.

Unkown

Change

Tuesday, September 26th, 2006

Change is inevitable, except from a vending machine. — Robert C. Gallagher

It is not necessary to change, survival is not mandatory. W. Edwards Deming

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery. — Harold Wilson

Faced with the choice between changing one’s mind and proving that there is no need to do so, almost everyone gets busy on the proof. — John Kenneth Galbraith

There is a certain relief in change, even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in travelling in a stagecoach, that it is often a comfort to shift one’s position, and be bruised in a new place. — Washington Irving

Stubborness does have its helpful features. You always know what you are going to be thinking tomorrow. — Glen Beaman

Change requires work, change is not for the lazy. — me