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"Boston's freeway system was clearly designed by someone who spent his entire life crashing trains."
Bill Bryson
(Writer)
Geboren op : 11-10-1946, Des Moines, Iowa
( reizen )
"Entirely incidentally, a little-known fact about Shakespeare is that his father moved to Stratford-upon-Avon from a nearby village shortly before his son\\'s birth. Had he not done so, the Bard of Avon would instead be known as the rather less ringing Bard of Snitterfield."
Bill Bryson
(Writer)
Geboren op : 11-10-1946, Des Moines, Iowa
( literatuur geschiedenis )
"The best thing that can be said for Norwegian television is that it gives you the sensation of a coma without the worry and inconvenience."
Bill Bryson
(Writer)
Geboren op : 11-10-1946, Des Moines, Iowa
( reizen televisie )
"Let's be frank, the Italians' technological contribution to humankind stopped with the pizza oven." (1991)
Bill Bryson
(Writer)
Geboren op : 11-10-1946, Des Moines, Iowa
( reizen folklore )
"My first rule of travel is never to go to a place that sounds like a medical condition and Critz clearly was an incurable disease involving flaking skin." (1989)
Bill Bryson
(Writer)
Geboren op : 11-10-1946, Des Moines, Iowa
( humor reizen )
"The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable."
Oscar Wilde
(Writer)
Geboren op : 16-10-1854, Dublin, Ireland. Overleden op : 30-11-1900, Paris, France.
( samenleving folklore )
"If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society here would be quite civilised."
Oscar Wilde
(Writer)
Geboren op : 16-10-1854, Dublin, Ireland. Overleden op : 30-11-1900, Paris, France.
( samenleving humor geschiedenis folklore )
"In England people actually try to be brilliant at breakfast. That is so dreadful of them! Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast."
Oscar Wilde
(Writer)
Geboren op : 16-10-1854, Dublin, Ireland. Overleden op : 30-11-1900, Paris, France.
( samenleving humor folklore )
"A belief may be larger than a fact. A faith that is overdefined is the very faith most likely to prove inadequate to the great moments of life."
Vannevar Bush
(Philosopher, Writer)
Geboren op : 11-03-1890, Everett, Massachusetts, USA. Overleden op : 28-06-1974, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA..
( filosofie religie theologie )
"Fear cannot be banished, but it can be calm and without panic; it can be mitigated by reason and evaluation. "
Vannevar Bush
(Philosopher, Writer)
Geboren op : 11-03-1890, Everett, Massachusetts, USA. Overleden op : 28-06-1974, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA..
( filosofie vrijheid wijsheid )
"If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability."
Vannevar Bush
(Philosopher, Writer)
Geboren op : 11-03-1890, Everett, Massachusetts, USA. Overleden op : 28-06-1974, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA..
( wiskunde wetenschap verbeelding )
"The world has arrived at an age of cheap complex devices of great reliability, and something is bound to come of it."
Vannevar Bush
(Philosopher, Writer)
Geboren op : 11-03-1890, Everett, Massachusetts, USA. Overleden op : 28-06-1974, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA..
( samenleving technologie IT )
"There will always be plenty of things to compute in the detailed affairs of millions of people doing complicated things."
Vannevar Bush
(Philosopher, Writer)
Geboren op : 11-03-1890, Everett, Massachusetts, USA. Overleden op : 28-06-1974, Belmont, Massachusetts, USA..
( technologie IT )
"A functioning police state needs no police. "
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( samenleving politiek censuur )
"Admittedly, a homosexual can be conditioned to react sexually to a woman, or to an old boot for that matter. In fact, both homo - and heterosexual experimental subjects have been conditioned to react sexually to an old boot, and you can save a lot of money that way."
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( filosofie sex humor )
"America is not a young land: it is old and dirty and evil before the settlers, before the Indians. The evil is there waiting. "
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( filosofie politiek verbeelding )
"America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers. "
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( samenleving filosofie politiek verbeelding )
"Anything that can be done chemically can be done by other means. "
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( verbeelding verslaving )
"Artists to my mind are the real architects of change, and not the political legislators who implement change after the fact. "
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( samenleving politiek schrijven )
"Black magic operates most effectively in preconscious, marginal areas. Casual curses are the most effective. "
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( magie )
"Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape. "
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( samenleving filosofie verbeelding )
"I feel that any form of so called psychotherapy is strongly contraindicated for addicts. The question "Why did you start using narcotics in the first place?" should never be asked. It is quite as irrelevant to treatment as it would be to ask a malarial patient why he went to a malarial area. "
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( filosofie moraal verslaving )
"Language is a virus from outer space. "
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( wetenschap creativiteit verbeelding )
"Man is an artifact designed for space travel. He is not designed to remain in his present biologic state any more than a tadpole is designed to remain a tadpole. "
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( samenleving wetenschap filosofie )
"Most of the trouble in this world has been caused by folks who can't mind their own business, because they have no business of their own to mind, any more than a smallpox virus has. "
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( samenleving filosofie politiek )
"Nothing exists until or unless it is observed. An artist is making something exist by observing it. And his hope for other people is that they will also make it exist by observing it. I call it "creative observation." Creative viewing."
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( filosofie kunst creativiteit verbeelding )
"Our national drug is alcohol. We tend to regard the use any other drug with special horror. "
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( samenleving verslaving )
"So cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can't fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal."
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( kunst schrijven literatuur )
"The face of evil is always the face of total need."
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( verslaving )
"There couldn't be a society of people who didn't dream. They'd be dead in two weeks."
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( samenleving verbeelding )
"There is the pleasurable orgasm, like a rising sales graph, and there is the unpleasurable orgasm, slumping ominously like the Dow Jones in 1929."
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( sex humor )
"Which came first the intestine or the tapeworm? "
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( wetenschap filosofie )
"In the U.S., you have to be a deviant or die or boredom."
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( samenleving politiek creativiteit verbeelding )
"Science has a simple faith, which transcends utility. It is the faith that it is the privilege of man to learn to understand, and that this is his mission."
William Seward Burroughs
(Writer)
Geboren op : 05-02-1914, St.Louis, Missouri, USA. Overleden op : 02-08-1997, Kansas, USA.
( wetenschap filosofie religie theologie )
"Usability is the measure of a product's potential to accomplish the goals of the user"
Jakob Nielsen
(Businessman, Writer)

( IT verbeelding )
"I think there are common threads between writing and programming. That's a really easy statement for people to misunderstand and twist around so I'm a little leery of making it. All I'm saying is that the thing you're making -- the novel or the computer program -- has got a very complicated and finely wrought hierarchical structure to it. The structure has to work right or the whole thing fails. But the only way you can work on it is by hitting one character at a time. You're building this thing one character at a time while having to maintain the whole structure in your head. That description applies equally well to programming and novel writing even though they're very different activities." (2004)
Neal Stephenson
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 31-10-1959, Ft. Mead, MD
( schrijven creativiteit IT verbeelding )
"If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( sterven werk schrijven )
"Early in my school career, I turned out to be an incorrigible disciplinary problem. I could understand what the teacher was saying as fast as she could say it, I found time hanging heavy, so I would occasionally talk to my neighbor. That was my great crime, I talked."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( onderwijs volwassen worden )
"I prefer rationalism to atheism. The question of God and other objects-of-faith are outside reason and play no part in rationalism, thus you don't have to waste your time in either attacking or defending."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( wetenschap religie )
"If I could trace my origins to Judas Maccabaeus or King David, that would not add one inch to my stature. It may well be that many East European Jews are descended from Khazars, I may be one of them. Who knows? And who cares?"
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( samenleving ouderdom )
"In 1936, I first wrote science fiction. It was a long-winded attempt at writing an endless novel...which died. I remember one sentence, 'Whole forests stood sere and brown in midsummer.'. That was the first Asimovian science-fiction sentence."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( schrijven creativiteit verbeelding )
"Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( werk schrijven )
"Night was a wonderful time in Brooklyn in the 1930s. Air conditioning was unknown except in movie houses, and so was television. There was nothing to keep one in the house. Furthermore, few people owned automobiles, so there was nothing to carry one away. That left the streets and the stoops. The very fullness served as an inhibition to crime."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( samenleving technologie geschiedenis volwassen worden )
"No one can possibly have lived through the Great Depression without being scarred by it. No amount of experience since the depression can convince someone who has lived through it that the world is safe economically."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( samenleving politiek geld creativiteit ouderdom )
"True literacy is becoming an arcane art and the United States is steadily dumbing down"
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( werk schrijven literatuur )
"Until I became a published writer, I remained completely ignorant of books on how to write and courses on the subject...they would have spoiled my natural style; made me observe caution; would have hedged me with rules."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( werk schrijven literatuur creativiteit verbeelding )
"When I read about the way in which library funds are being cut and cut, I can only think that American society has found one more way to destroy itself."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( onderwijs kunst schrijven literatuur )
"What I will be remembered for are the Foundation Trilogy and the Three Laws of Robotics. What I want to be remembered for is no one book, or no dozen books. Any single thing I have written can be paralleled or even surpassed by something someone else has done. However, my total corpus for quantity, quality and variety can be duplicated by no one else. That is what I want to be remembered for." (1973)
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( sterven werk schrijven literatuur creativiteit ouderdom )
"I am an atheist, out and out. It took me a long time to say it. I've been an atheist for years and years, but somehow I felt it was intellectually unrespectable to say one was an atheist, because it assumed knowledge that one didn't have. Somehow, it was better to say one was a humanist or an agnostic. I finally decided that I'm a creature of emotion as well as of reason. Emotionally, I am an atheist. I don't have the evidence to prove that God doesn't exist, but I so strongly suspect he doesn't that I don't want to waste my time."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( samenleving religie theologie )
"A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm." (1942)
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( technologie schrijven moraal literatuur IT )
"A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law." (1942)
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( technologie schrijven moraal literatuur IT )
"A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law." (1942)
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( technologie schrijven moraal literatuur IT )
"A robot may not injure humanity, or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm." (1942)
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( technologie schrijven moraal literatuur IT )
"Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( sterven samenleving )
"There is no belief, however foolish, that will not gather its faithful adherents who will defend it to the death."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( religie theologie )
"Although the time of death is approaching me, I am not afraid of dying and going to Hell or (what would be considerably worse) going to the popularized version of Heaven. I expect death to be nothingness and, for removing me from all possible fears of death, I am thankful to atheism."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( sterven religie theologie )
"In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( sterven religie theologie )
"Self-education is, I firmly believe, the only kind of education there is."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( onderwijs volwassen worden kennis )
"Someday they'll come and find me slumped over that electric typewriter with my nose in the keys."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( sterven werk schrijven )
"I type ninety words per minute on the typewriter; I type one-hundred words per minute on the word processor. But, of course, I don't keep that up indefinitely--every once in a while I do have to think a few seconds."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( werk schrijven )
"It has been my philosophy of life that difficulties vanish when faced boldly."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( samenleving filosofie volwassen worden )
"Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( schrijven moraal creativiteit verbeelding wijsheid )
"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( samenleving oorlog )
"I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( technologie IT )
"Things do change. The only question is that since things are deteriorating so quickly, will society and man's habits change quickly enough?"
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( samenleving verbeelding wijsheid )
"Suppose that we are wise enough to learn and know- and yet not wise enough to control our learning and knowledge, so that we use it to destroy ourselves? Even if that is so, knowledge remains better than ignorance."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( onderwijs samenleving wetenschap wijsheid kennis )
"Individual science fiction stories may seem as trivial as ever to the blinder critics and philosophers of today - but the core of science fiction, its essence ... has become crucial to our salvation if we are to be saved at all."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( werk schrijven literatuur creativiteit verbeelding )
"If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( onderwijs samenleving wetenschap kennis )
"Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( samenleving moraal wijsheid )
"Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that, once it is competently programmed and working smoothly, it is completely honest."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( wetenschap technologie IT wijsheid kennis )
"I write for the same reason I breathe - because if I didn't, I would die."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( sterven werk schrijven )
"Nothing interferes with my concentration. You could put on an orgy in my office and I wouldn't look up. Well, maybe once."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( sex werk schrijven creativiteit )
"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( samenleving wetenschap wijsheid kennis )
"There is a single light of science, and to brighten it anywhere is to brighten it everywhere."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( onderwijs samenleving wetenschap )
"Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( humor wijsheid kennis )
"To insult someone we call him "bestial." For deliberate cruelty and nature, "human" might be the greater insult."
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( samenleving geschiedenis oorlog )
"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not 'Eureka!' (I found it!) but 'That's funny ...'"
Isaac Asimov
(SF writer, Writer)
Geboren op : 02-01-1920, Petrovichi, Russia. Overleden op : 06-04-1992, New York, USA.
( wetenschap geschiedenis )
"In a way, staring into a computer screen is like staring into an eclipse. It's brilliant and you don't realize the damage until its too late."
Bruce Sterling
(Writer, SF writer)
Geboren op : 14-04-1954, Brownsville, Texas
( technologie creativiteit IT )
"I have written on all sorts of subjects . . . yet I have no enemies; except indeed all the Whigs, all the Tories, and all the Christians."
David Hume
(Writer, Philosopher)
Geboren op : 26-04-1711, Edinburgh, Scotland. Overleden op : 25-08-1776, Scotland.
( samenleving religie politiek schrijven )
"A common mistake people make, when trying to design something completely foolproof, is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools."
Douglas Adams
(Writer, SF writer)
Geboren op : 11-03-1952, Cambridge, England. Overleden op : 11-05-2001, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
( technologie humor )
"I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by."
Douglas Adams
(Writer, SF writer)
Geboren op : 11-03-1952, Cambridge, England. Overleden op : 11-05-2001, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
( deadlines schrijven humor )
"In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move."
Douglas Adams
(Writer, SF writer)
Geboren op : 11-03-1952, Cambridge, England. Overleden op : 11-05-2001, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
( religie humor )
"Life... is like a grapefruit. It's orange and squishy, and has a few pips in it, and some folks have half a one for breakfast."
Douglas Adams
(Writer, SF writer)
Geboren op : 11-03-1952, Cambridge, England. Overleden op : 11-05-2001, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
( religie humor )
"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened."
Douglas Adams
(Writer, SF writer)
Geboren op : 11-03-1952, Cambridge, England. Overleden op : 11-05-2001, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
( religie humor verbeelding )
"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."
Douglas Adams
(Writer, SF writer)
Geboren op : 11-03-1952, Cambridge, England. Overleden op : 11-05-2001, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
( wetenschap humor folklore tijd )
"You live and learn. At any rate, you live."
Douglas Adams
(Writer, SF writer)
Geboren op : 11-03-1952, Cambridge, England. Overleden op : 11-05-2001, Santa Barbara, California, USA.
( humor wijsheid )
"A good writer turns fact into truth; a bad writer will, more often than not, accomplish the opposite."
Edward Albee
(Writer)
Geboren op : 28-03-1928, Washington, USA
( schrijven )
"A lot has been said about politics; some of it complimentary, but most of it accurate."
Eric Idle
(Writer)
Geboren op : 29-03-1943, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
( politiek humor )
"John Cleese once told me he'd do anything for money. So I offered him a pound to shut up, and he took it."
Eric Idle
(Writer)
Geboren op : 29-03-1943, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
( werk humor geld creativiteit )
"It's about time they suffered too."
Eric Idle
(Writer)
Geboren op : 29-03-1943, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
( samenleving liefde )
"Flat on my back with my wallet open"
Eric Idle
(Writer)
Geboren op : 29-03-1943, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
( sex humor )
"If the studios payed the artists, how would they ever be able to afford the executives?"
Eric Idle
(Writer)
Geboren op : 29-03-1943, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, England
( werk humor geld creativiteit )
"A composer is a guy who goes around forcing his will on unsuspecting air molecules, often with the assistance of unsuspecting musicians."
Frank Zappa
(Writer, Composer, Musician)
Geboren op : 21-12-1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Overleden op : 04-12-1993, Laurel Canyon, California, USA.
( humor creativiteit muziek )
"The United States is a nation of laws, badly written and randomly enforced."
Frank Zappa
(Writer, Composer, Musician)
Geboren op : 21-12-1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Overleden op : 04-12-1993, Laurel Canyon, California, USA.
( samenleving politiek folklore )
"In the fight between you and the world, back the world."
Frank Zappa
(Writer, Composer, Musician)
Geboren op : 21-12-1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Overleden op : 04-12-1993, Laurel Canyon, California, USA.
( samenleving filosofie politiek )
"Most rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read."
Frank Zappa
(Writer, Composer, Musician)
Geboren op : 21-12-1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Overleden op : 04-12-1993, Laurel Canyon, California, USA.
( schrijven humor muziek )
"Watch out where the huskies go, don't you eat that yellow snow." (1974)
Frank Zappa
(Writer, Composer, Musician)
Geboren op : 21-12-1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Overleden op : 04-12-1993, Laurel Canyon, California, USA.
( humor folklore )
"Some rock musicians make a bunch of money and stick it up their noses - I stick mine in my ear."
Frank Zappa
(Writer, Composer, Musician)
Geboren op : 21-12-1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Overleden op : 04-12-1993, Laurel Canyon, California, USA.
( kunst muziek verbeelding verslaving )
"Speed will turn you into your parents."
Frank Zappa
(Writer, Composer, Musician)
Geboren op : 21-12-1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Overleden op : 04-12-1993, Laurel Canyon, California, USA.
( samenleving humor verslaving )
"Winos don't march."
Frank Zappa
(Writer, Composer, Musician)
Geboren op : 21-12-1940, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Overleden op : 04-12-1993, Laurel Canyon, California, USA.
( humor verslaving )