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The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

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All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.

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2,000 years ago one man got nailed to a tree for saying how great it would be if everyone was nice to each other for a change.

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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof was to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

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Man [has] always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much-the wheel, New York, wars and so on-while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man-for precisely the same reason.

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This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

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We demand guaranteed rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty.

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There is an art to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

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There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.

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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

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Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.

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Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so.

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Time is an illusion, lunchtime, doubly so

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What to do if you find yourself stuck in a crack in the ground underneath a giant boulder you can't move, with no hope of rescue. Consider how lucky you are that life has been good to you so far. Alternatively, if life hasn't been good to you so far, which given your current circumstances seems more likely, consider how lucky you are that it won't be troubling you much longer.

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First we thought the PC was a calculator. Then we found out how to turn numbers into letters with ASCII - and we thought it was a typewriter. Then we discovered graphics, and we thought it was a television. With the World Wide Web, we've realized it's a brochure.

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