feral1's Quotes

Transistors did not magically stop working when William Shockley became a crank....
— Sticherbeast @ MeFi

Dorothy Parker on terribility

This wasn't just plain terrible. This was fancy terrible. This was terrible with raisins in it.
— Dorothy Parker

Terry Carr on the Bible

Terry Carr, the Ace paperback editor, used to joke that if the Bible had been published as science fiction, it would have had to be cut down to two volumes of twenty thousand words each; the Old Testament would have been re-titled "Master of Chaos,", and the New Testament "The Thing With Three Souls."

— Emmanuel Carrere
I Am Alive And You Are Dead; A Journey Into The Mind Of Phillip K. Dick

Adam Greenfield, on a weakness of systems theory for problem solving.

[H]history suggests that one is not well advised to bring a spreadsheet to a gun fight.
— Adam Greenfield
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