The number of statements uttered verbally and/or in print is uncountable. Some are more noteworthy than others either
because of sheer brilliance, good humor, or utter inanity. We all hope our own remembered words, if any, fall into one
of the first two categories rather than the third. I do a lot of reading and find many notable quotes to use that fit
the theme of RF Cafe; they fall into all three categories. Enjoy.
- "R2-D2" - Walter Murch, sound designer for the film
American Graffiti. That's film lingo for "reel two, dialog two," and is what
Mr. Murch had said to producer George Lucas during the editing process. Lucas was also in
the process of writing the script for
Star Wars and needed a name for his robot. Seen in the November 2013 edition of
magazine (p 81).
- "There's no doubt who was a leader in space after the Apollo Program. Nobody came close
to us. And our education system, in science, technology, engineering, and math, was at the
top of the world. It's no longer there. We're descending rather rapidly." --
Buzz Aldrin, former
NASA astronaut and second person to walk on the moon (Source: Wikipedia) Buzz is one of my
all-time favorite astronauts, and is the namesake of Toy Story's Buzz Lightyear.
- "There is also the great driving force which we know under the name of religion. From
religion comes a man's purpose ; from science, his power to achieve it. Sometimes people ask
if religion and science are not opposed to one another. They are: in the sense that the thumb
and fingers of my hand are opposed to one another. It is an opposition by means of which anything
can be grasped. It is right, therefore, with all our heart to learn what will help us in the
work we want to do, so that when the call comes we can say, 'I am here and ready; I want to
play my part, and I have tried to fit myself to play it well.'" -
Sir William Henry Bragg, Nobel Laureate, from "The
World of Sound" lecture at the Royal Institution, Christmas 1919.