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Eddy's Ramblings

And Machine saw everything it had made and said, Behold...

19 July 1977
In lieu of stuff about me, here are some quotes I find appealing for various reasons. Perhaps they are far more telling than anything I could write about myself, perhaps not. Make of it what you will...


"The only thing more frustrating than arguing with someone who knows what he's talking about, is arguing with someone who thinks he knows what he's talking about."

"Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep."

"It's easy to get lost in thought if it's not familiar territory to you."

"Sanity is a one trick pony -- all you have is rational thought. But when you're good and loony, the sky's the limit!"

"In the beginning there was nothing. And the Lord said: 'Let there be light' and there was still nothing, but now you could see it."

"The real test of friendship is: can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy those moments of life that are utterly simple?"

"When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap."

"At this point I would like to direct your attention to the highly trained men with the automatic weapons who, in the event of an emergency, may be called upon to shoot you."

"To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing it's best, night and day, to make you everybody else, means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting."

"Sometimes I suspect that we build our traps ourselves, then we back into them, pretending amazement all the while."

"We do what we do because of who we are. If we did otherwise we would not be ourselves."

"It has always been the prerogative of children and half wits to point out that the emperor has no clothes. But the half wit remains a half wit and the emperor remains an emperor."

"I would feel infinitely more comfortable in your presence if you would agree to treat gravity as a law, rather than one of a number of suggested options."

"Intent and outcome are so rarely coincident."

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you always got."

"Life is so simple, we only make it complicated in our heads."


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