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" A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools. "
" After ten years of word processing, I can't even do hand writing anymore. "
" Any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is is clearly a man to be reckoned with. "
" Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. "
" As a child, I was an active Christian. I used to love the school choir and remember the carol service as always such an emotional thing. "
" Because the Internet is so new, we still don't really understand what it is. We mistake it for a type of publishing or broadcasting, because that's what we're used to. So people complain that there's a lot of rubbish online, or that it's dominated by Americans, or that you can't necessarily trust what you read on the Web. "
" Books are sharks... because sharks have been around for a very long time. There were sharks before there were dinosaurs, and the reason sharks are still in the ocean is that nothing is better at being a shark than a shark. "
" Computers are still technology because we are still wrestling with it: it's still being invented; we're still trying to work out how it works. There's a world of game interaction to come that you or I wouldn't recognise. It's time for the machines to disappear. The computer's got to disappear into all of the things we use. "
" Cyberspace is - or can be - a good, friendly and egalitarian place to meet. "
" Ever since Newton, we've done science by taking things apart to see how they work. What the computer enables us to do is to put things together to see how they work: we're now synthesized rather than analysed. I find one of the most enthralling aspects of computers is limitless communication. "
" Every country is like a particular type of person. America is like a belligerent, adolescent boy; Canada is like an intelligent, 35-year-old woman. Australia is like Jack Nicholson. It comes right up to you and laughs very hard in your face in a highly threatening and engaging manner. "
" Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. "
" For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen. "
" He hoped and prayed that there wasn't an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn't an afterlife. "
" He was a dreamer, a thinker, a speculative philosopher... or, as his wife would have it, an idiot. "
" Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. "
" Hundreds of people who've never written before send in 'Dr. Who' scripts. They may have good ideas, but what they fail to realise is that writing for TV is incredibly complicated. They have no idea how difficult it is and what the financial commitment is. "
" I briefly did therapy, but after a while, I realised it is just like a farmer complaining about the weather. You can't fix the weather - you just have to get on with it. "
" I don't believe it. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it. "
" I don't think anybody would argue now that the Internet isn't becoming a major factor in our lives. However, it's very new to us. Newsreaders still feel it is worth a special and rather worrying mention if, for instance, a crime was planned by people 'over the Internet.' "
" I find the difference, for me, between having no money and having quite a bit is that the bills get bigger. And that's it. The lifestyle doesn't change. "
" I find the whole business of religion profoundly interesting. But it does mystify me that otherwise intelligent people take it seriously. "
" If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands. "
" If somebody thinks they're a hedgehog, presumably you just give 'em a mirror and a few pictures of hedgehogs and tell them to sort it out for themselves. "
" If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a nonworking cat. "
" I have rooms full of little dongly things and don't want any more. Half the little dongly things I've got, I don't even know what gizmo they're for. More importantly, half the gizmos I've got, I don't know where their little dongly thing is. "
" I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. "
" I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be. "
" I'm spending a year dead for tax reasons. "
" In order to fly, all one must do is simply miss the ground. "
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