This used to be “Some of my favorite quotes”. But the list is becoming longer and longer, and “some” is no longer the right word for it. Hence: a collection of my favorite quotes, in no particular order.
(Several quotes about religion and atheism were taken from the Positive Atheism's Big List of Quotations.)


Blame is for God and small children.

Dustin Hoffman

A house is a machine for living in.

Le Corbusier

I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.

Le Corbusier

The measure of a man is what he does with power.


A goal without a plan is just a wish.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

The three fundamental Rules of Robotics....One, a robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm....Two...a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law...Three, a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.

Isaac Asimov

Even when reading is impossible, the presence of books acquired produces such an ecstasy that the buying of more books than one can read is nothing less than the soul reaching towards infinity ... we cherish books even if unread, their mere presence exudes comfort, their ready access reassurance.

Alfred Edward Newton

A computer is a universal machine that can carry out any task that can be described in symbols.

Alan Turing in Hugh Whitemore's play “Breaking the code”

Computers can be programmed to perform tasks which in humans requires intelligence.

Alan Turing in Hugh Whitemore's play “Breaking the code”, (paraphrased)

People are responsible adults at home. Why do we suddenly transform them into adolescents with no freedom when they reach the workplace?

Ricardo Semler

You become what you study.

Robert T. Kiyosaki

Math is the only place where truth and beauty mean the same thing.

Danica McKellar

Common sense is not so common.