Inspired by Paul Graham, I decided to put together a page of quotes I really like.
“It is a safe rule to apply that, when a mathematical or philosophical author writes with a misty profundity, he is talking nonsense.”
“That’s like asking me ‘if a frog was a number, would it be divisible?'”
“To get an education, you’re probably going to have to fight against the institution that you find yourself in — no matter how prestigious it may be. (in fact, the more prestigious the school, the more you’ll probably have to push).”
“You should bleed [when you’re writing your thesis]”
“One of the paradoxes of advice seems to be that those most likely to be asked for it are least likely to have taken anyone else’s”
“It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.”
“[She’s] not so pretty so as to be morally deformed by it”