"There are some people that are so negative they can walk into a dark room and begin to develop."
— Les Brown
, American motivational speaker, former Ohio politician, You Gotta Be Hungry
"All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others."
"For Children: You will need to know the difference between Friday and a fried egg. It’s quite a simple difference, but an important one. Friday comes at the end of the week, whereas a fried egg comes out of a chicken. Like most things, of course, it isn’t quite that simple. The fried egg isn’t properly a fried egg until it’s been put in a frying pan and fried. This is something you wouldn’t do to a Friday, of course, though you might do it on a Friday. You can also fry eggs on a Thursday, if you like, or on a cooker. It’s all rather complicated, but it makes a kind of sense if you think about it for a while."
Someone who figures that taking a step backward after taking a step forward is not a disaster, it’s a cha-cha.”
"I now know that if you describe things as better as they are, you are considered to be romantic; if you describe things as worse than they are, you are called a realist; and if you describe things exactly as they are, you are called a satirist."
"How did you go bankrupt?" Bill asked.
“Two ways,” Mike said. “Gradually and then suddenly.”
"On the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reasons."
“Who or what inspires you?"
— “I must admit that I often read my own articles in scientific journals and inspire myself.”
“Well, I don’t like the first bit and I don’t know the last bit. So I’m really hoping the middle bit is exceptional.”