Rob's Favorite Quotes

Bush, himself the most intellectually backward president of my political lifetime, is surrounded by advisers whose bellicosity is exceeded only by their political, military and diplomatic illiteracy.
-- Gerald Kaufman, former British labor minister (SF Chronicle, Aug 16, 2002)
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
-- Roy Croft
After a time, you may find that "having" is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as "wanting." It is not logical, but it is often true.
-- Spock, "Amok Time", stardate 3372.7
Happiness is nonetheless true happiness because it must come to an end, nor do thought and love lose their value because they are not everlasting.
-- Bertrand Russell, "What I Believe"
Even if the open window of science at first makes us shiver after the cosy indoor warmth of traditional humanizing myths, in the end the fresh air brings vigor, and the great spaces have a splendor of their own.
-- Bertrand Russell, "What I Believe"
To the engineer falls the job of clothing the bare bones of science with life, comfort and hope.
-- Herbert Hoover, 31st President of USA

"There's a reason he's not on Mount Rushmore."
-- my friend Pauletta Brown
The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites."
-- Thomas Jefferson
Creationists make it sound as though a 'theory' is something you dreamt up after being drunk all night.
-- Isaac Asimov