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.
problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics, whose horizons are limited
by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were, and ask why not."
- President Kennedy's address to the Irish Parliament in June 1963,
JFK Presidential Library
Equality to most politicians is taking from people who work for a living and giving it to people
who vote for a living." - Anon
spoils numbers faster than arithmetic!" - Peppermint Patty, from the Peanuts comic strip by
Charles M. Schulz. The
Peanuts comic strip has been a lifelong favorite of mine.
- 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).
- "If you think there's no big deal about those two little
letters 'E' and 'X', just ask my wife if she is the same as my ex-wife." - RF Cafe visitor Mr.
Steve Gilbert, in response to my Day in History item for
March 4th. In it, I stated, "1930: President Calvin
Coolidge dedicated the
Coolidge Dam on Gila River in AZ." Steve's comment was in regard to my use of "President"
vs. "Ex-President." Technically, it is correct to refer to an ex-president as "President," but
I laughed so hard at his comment that I had to ask for permission to post it.
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
- "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.