"Science knows no country because knowledge belongs to humanity; it is the torch which illuminates the world. Science is the highest personification of the nation because that nation will remain the first which carries the furthest the works of thought and intelligence"
-- Louis Pasteur
"We lost a lot of good men to inflatable dragons.." -- Steven Colbert, "Colbert Report"
Edward Van Helgen: Choose your weapon. Guybrush: I choose the banjo. Edward Van Helgen: I accept. Guybrush: ...You do? — The Curse Of Monkey Island
Holy shit! That girl has a skunk on her head! ... Oh, that's just your hair. Sorry, but that's messed up. — Agent Kelly, Josie And The Pussycats
I'd rather blow up the laboratory than keep reinventing the wheel
-- Tod Ashley of Firewater
Sometimes being wrong in interesting ways about interesting things is quite good for starting discussions
"Love is a grave mental disease" --Plato
"Plato was a bore" --Nietzsche
It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it!" -Upton Sinclair
The first rule of extremism is to kill all the moderates
Isn’t it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
-- Douglas Adams, on the Universe and religion