“You can’t arrest me, I’m a rockstar.” —Sid Vicious, English musician, born May 10, 1957
“Logic is a poor model of cause and effect.” —Gregory Bateson, British scientist, born May 9, 1904
“The metaphor is perhaps one of man’s most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him.” —José Ortega y Gasset, Spanish philosopher, born May 9, 1883
“We have indeed at the moment little cause for pride: as a profession we have made a mess of things” —
Friedrich August von Hayek, Austrian economist, born May 8, 1899.
A comment about his profession. You can say that again.
“I just wish the world was twice as big and half of it was still unexplored.” —Sir David Attenborough, British journalist, born May 8, 1926.
“Wall Street people learn nothing and forget everything.” —
Benjamin Graham, American economist, born May 8, 1894.
Warren Buffett considers Benjamin Graham his Master.
“What a peculiar privilege has this little agitation of the brain which we call ‘thought’.” —David Hume, Scottish philosopher, born May 7, 1711
“Art is always and everywhere the secret confession, and at the same time the immortal movement of its time.” — Karl Marx, German philosopher, born May 5, 1818
“Not just in commerce but in the world of ideas too our age is putting on a veritable clearance sale. Everything can be had so dirt cheap that one begins to wonder whether in the end anyone will want to make a bid.” — Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher, born May 5, 1813
“A considerable number of persons are able to protect themselves against the outbreak of serious neurotic phenomena only through intense work.” —Karl Abraham, German psychologist, born May 3,1877
“The effort to understand the universe is one of the very few things that lifts human life a little above the level of farce, and gives it some of the grace of tragedy.” —Steven Weinberg, American scientist, born May 3, 1933
“You get the software you pay for. In every sense. To the nth degree. That’s the way the world works.” —Dave Winer, American computer scientist, born May 2,1955