Thoughts I collect…

Quotes, sayings, sage advice, bad ideas, aphorisms and more…

  • I don’t know what I am doing – I make things up as I go along.
  • Figure it out.
  • Make the best decision based on the information available at that time, and live with it.
  • Don’t make decisions or pursue a course of action based on false assumptions.

Quotes:

“Headless people can’t see where they are going, can they?”
– Kassidy O’Hara

“Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” – Edmund Burke

“It is better to know nothing, than to keep in mind fixed ideas based on theories whose confirmation we constantly seek, neglecting meanwhile everything that fails to agree with them.” – Claude Bernard ‘An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine’ 1865

“Health policy needs to be based on evidence and science, not on ideology.” – Chris Bouchier, Coastal Island Health.

“People who have something really private to say probably shouldn’t do it in a text on their cellphone.” – Marc Rotenberg,  Executive Director of the Electronic Privacy Information Center

“Fear is only in our minds, taking over all the time.” – Amy Lee of Evanescence in the song Sweet Sacrifice.

“A cascade of information can easily lead to the wrong conclusion. It works like this: Someone has a bit of wrong information, but they are confident about it so they spout it out. A second person who is unsure decides that the first person must be right, and chooses to go along with their theory. A third person who may have had a right answer, then changes his mind because he believes the two others must know more than him. And on it goes as each person assumes the others can’t be wrong.” – Dr. Joseph Mercola

Aphorisms:

  1. The nicest thing about the future is that it always starts tomorrow.
  2. Seat belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.
  3. A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you’re in deep water.
  4. Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how many people a company can operate without.
  5. There are worse things than getting a call for a wrong number at 4  a.m. Like this: It could be the right number.
  6. Do you realize that in about 40 years, we’ll have thousands of old ladies running around with tattoos?(And rap music will be the Golden Oldies !
  7. Money can’t buy happiness — but somehow it’s more comfortable to cry in a Corvette than in a Yugo.
  8. Always be yourself, because the people that matter don’t mind, and the ones that mind, don’t matter.
  9. People should net be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of the people.
  10. The one who says it cannot be done should never interrupt the one who is doing it.