Citat jag gillar - ofta borde det stå "tillskrivs xxx", eftersom det inte alltid går att bevisa vem som har sagt vad och när. Men det här duger för mig. Huvudsaken att de utrycker en utmanande tanke på ett utmanande sätt.

Och så gillar jag citat som driver med det högtidliga. De påminner mig om min morfar som präglade odödliga sentenser som "morgonstund har bly i rumpan" och liknande.

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka! but That's funny...
Isaac Asimov

Utan tvivel är man inte klok.
Tage Danielsson

If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have to at least consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
Douglas Adams

Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you.
Aldous Huxley

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.
Terry Pratchett
[inte så seriös, men den fick mig att snubbla - mentalt - mitt i ett instämmande leende]

En kvinna utan man är som en fisk utan cykel.
[tyskt klotter]

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, HHG2G

... man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reason.
Douglas Adams, HHG2G

"The greatest source of failure and unhappiness in the world is giving up what we want most for what we want at the moment"
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'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone,' it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more nor less.'
'The question is,' said Alice, 'whether you can make words mean so many different things.'
'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'which is to be master - that's all.'