Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue.
--Francois, duc de La Rochefoucauld, moralist (1613-1680)
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
Whatever creativity is, it is in part a solution to a problem.”
A billion here, a billion there, pretty soon it adds up to real money.
--U.S. Senator Everett Dirksen
Intellectual ‘work’ is misnamed; it is a pleasure, a dissipation, and is its own highest reward.
If we could first know where we are, and whither we are tending, we could better judge what to do, and how to do it.
--Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President
If you don’t know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else.
Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen, and thinking what nobody has thought.
--Albert Szent-Györgyi Von Nagyrapolt
It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
Truth is more of a stranger than fiction.
-- Mark Twain
We get the belief in the old age of mankind, the belief, at all times harmful, that we are late survivals, mere epigoni.
Evidence that contradicts the ruling belief system is held to extraordinary standards, while evidence that entrenches it is uncritically accepted.
The means is the ends in the process of becoming.
- -Mahatma Gandhi
The only constant is change
Information is the currency of democracy.
There is a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is like the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
-- Mark Twain
No witchcraft, no enemy action had silenced the rebirth of new life in this stricken world. The people had done it themselves.
-- Rachel Carson
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
-- George Orwell
Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
History is a vast early warning system.
--Norman Cousins, (1915-1990)
It is a dangerous business going out your front door.