Quotes and other assorted aphorisms
Nothing in excess. Μηδὲν ἄγαν.
Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
ANDY (Considine): You do know there are more guns in the country than there are in the city. Everyone and their mums is packin’ round here!
NICHOLAS (Pegg): Like who?
NICHOLAS: Who else?
ANDY: Farmers’ mums.
The best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it’s to post the wrong answer.
A language is a dialect with an army and a navy.
אַ שפּראַך איז אַ דיאַלעקט מיט אַן אַרמיי און פֿלאָט
‘I have this plan,’ Merlin says, ‘that for each formal scientific paper I ever publish, I will also write its dark twin, its underground mirror-piece — the true story of how the data for that cool, tidy hypothesis-evidence-proof paper actually got acquired. I want to write about the happenstance and the shaved bumblebees and the pissing monkeys and the drunken conversations and the fuck-ups that actually bring science into being. This is the frothy, mad network that underlies and interconnects all scientific knowledge — but about which we so rarely say anything.’