Welcome! "Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame." - Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) "The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep." - Clinton aide George Stephanopolous speaking on Larry King Live "We're going to turn this team around 360 degrees." - Jason Kidd, upon his drafting to the Dallas Mavericks "Half this game is ninety percent mental." - Yogi Berra "There is only one nature - the division into science and engineering is a human imposition, not a natural one. Indeed, the division is a human failure; it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole." - Bill Wulf "There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher." - Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) "He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." - Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965) "Write drunk; edit sober." - Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) "I criticize by creation - not by finding fault." - Cicero (106-43 B.C.) "Love is friendship set on fire." - Jeremy Taylor "God gave men both a penis and a brain, but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time." - Robin Williams, commenting on the Clinton/Lewinsky affair "My occupation now, I suppose, is jail inmate." - Unibomber Theodore Kaczynski, when asked in court what his current profession was "Woman was God's second mistake." - Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) "This isn't right, this isn't even wrong." - Wolfgang Pauli (1900-1958), upon reading a young physicist's paper "For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing." - Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) "Pray, v.: To ask that the laws of the universe be annulled on behalf of a single petitioner confessedly unworthy." - Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) "Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats." - Henry Louis Mencken (1880-1956) "Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies." - Voltaire (1694-1778) on his deathbed in response to a priest asking that he renounce Satan. "Fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run." - Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) "He would make a lovely corpse." - Charles Dickens (1812-1870) "I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial." - Irvin S. Cobb "I worship the quicksand he walks in." - Art Buchwald "Wagner's music is better than it sounds." - Mark Twain (1835-1910) "A poem is never finished, only abandoned." - Paul Valery (1871-1945) "We are not retreating - we are advancing in another Direction." - General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) "With or without religion, good people can behave well and bad people can do evil; but for good people to do evil, that takes religion." - Steven Weinberg (1933-) "If you were plowing a field, which would you rather use? Two strong oxen or 1024 chickens?" - Seymour Cray (1925-1996), father of supercomputing "#3 pencils and quadrille pads." - Seymoure Cray (1925-1996) when asked what CAD tools he used to design the Cray I supercomputer; he also recommended using the back side of the pages so that the grid lines were not so dominant. "Interesting - I use a Mac to help me design the next Cray." - Seymoure Cray (1925-1996) when he was told that Apple Inc. had recently bought a Cray supercomputer to help them design the next Mac. "Your Highness, I have no need of this hypothesis." - Pierre Laplace (1749-1827), to Napoleon on why his works on celestial mechanics make no mention of God. "I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don't need." - Francois-Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), when asked how he managed to make his remarkable statues "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." - Mark Twain (1835-1910) "The truth is more important than the facts." - Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959) "Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing." - Wernher Von Braun (1912-1977) "There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." - Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)