Johnny Hart’s comic strip “B.C.”: “If man evolved from the
ape, how come there are still apes around? Some of them were
This one is my favorite:
Bill Watterson, cartoonist: “Sometimes I think the surest
sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe
is that none of it has tried to contact us.”
Unidentified Scientist: “After two years of trying,
scientists at the Yerkes Regional Primate Center have
managed to get a chimpanzee pregnant.” Which proves that no
task is repugnant to a true scientist.
Irv Kupcinet: “What can you say about a society that says
God is dead and Elvis is alive?”
A man said to the Universe: “Sir, I exist!”
“However,” replied the Universe,
“the fact has not created in me a sense of obligation.”
— Stephen Crane
Be self-reliant and your success is assured.
For economists, the real world is often a special case.
Ask five economists and you’ll get five different explanations (six if
one went to Harvard).
— Edgar R. Fiedler
An ounce of vanity can ruin a ton of merit.
The world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
— Sean O’Casey