“If you are looking for perfect safety you will do well to sit on a fence and watch the birds; but if you really wish to learn, you must mount a machine and become acquainted with its tricks by actual trial.”
– Wilbur Wright, from an address to the Western Society of Engineers in Chicago, September 18th 1901
“Many wonderful inventions have surprised us during the course of the last century and the beginning of this one. But most were completely unexpected and were not part of the old baggage of dreams that humanity carries with it. Who had ever dreamed of steamships, railroads, or electric light? We welcomed all these improvements with astonished pleasure; but they did not correspond to an expectation of our spirit or a hope as old as we are: to overcome gravity, to tear ourselves away from the earth, to become lighter, to fly away, to take possession of the immense aerial kingdom; to enter the universe of the Gods, to become Gods ourselves.”
— Jerome Tharaud, ‘Dans le ciel des dieux,’ in Les Grandes Conferences de l’aviation: Recits et souvenirs, 1934.
“Now they tell me a psychopath is a guy who fights too much and fucks too much, but they ain’t wholly right, do you think? I mean, who ever heard tell of a man getting’ too much poodle?” – One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
I highly recommend you read this book.
“If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” – Albert Einstein
Because my desk right now is a mess, and I am using this to justify it.
“Even a fish can’t be caught if he keeps his mouth shut.” – Dave Ramsey, EntreLeadership.
“My journey took me somewhat further down the rabbit-hole than I’d intended and, though I dirtied my fluffy white tail, I’ve emerged enlightened.”- RDJ, Sherlock Holmes