The Analytic Atavar

Idiosyncratic Musings of a Retrograde Technophile

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Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Quotes of the Day

"By this it appears how necessay it is for any man that aspires to true knowledge, to examine the definitions of former authors; and either to correct them, where they are negligently set down, or to make them himself. For the errors of definitions multiply themselves according as the reckoning proceeds, and lead men into absurdities, which at last they see, but cannot avoid, without reckoning anew from the beginning." - Hobes, Leviathon

"But isn't it all stupid nonsense, rot, gibberish, and criminally fraudulent nincompoopery?" - Godfrey Waterhouse, Quicksilver, Neal Stephenson

Monday, March 05, 2007

Quotes of the Day

"Think much, listen some, speak less, write little." -- Italian Proverb

"Against the disease of writing one must take special precautions, since it is a dangerous and contagious disease." -- Abelard