Life and Career

Beware of lollipop of mediocrity. Lick it once and you suck forever.

In any field find the strangest thing and then explore it. -- John Archibald Wheeler

It is impossible to be happy. The best you can hope for is that you can be distracted. -- Woody Allen


It is not the strength of his great feelings, but rather their duration that is the mark of a great man.

A person who despises himself still respects himself as a despiser.

Men and women have the same emotions, but at a different tempo: that is why men and women never cease to misunderstand one another.

A man's maturity: having rediscovered the seriousness that he had as a child, at play.

The devil has the widest perspectives for God, and that is why he keeps so far away from him - the devil, then, as the oldest friend of knowledge.

Madness is rare in individuals - but in groups, political parties, nations, epochs, it is the rule.

Ultimately, it is the desire, not the desired, that we love.

We find other people's vanity contrary to our taste only when it is contrary to our vanity.


While you're away fighting here, movie stars like Bart Simpson are seducing your sweethearts back home. -- Iraqi propaganda broadcast during the Gulf War

Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns - the ones we don't know we don't know. -- Donald Rumsfeld

We think we know what he means, but we don't know if we really know. -- Spokesman from the The British Plain English Campaign, which handed out "Foot in the Mouth" award to Rumsfeld for his comment

I believe what I said yesterday. I don't know what I said, but I know what I think... and I assume it's what I said. -- Donald Rumsfeld

I think that gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman. -- Arnold Schwarzenegger