A man at his retirement speech: “It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and less able man.”

“One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.”

“The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so
humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.” G B Shaw

“Write drunk. Edit sober.”

“You can get anything you want at Alice’s Restaurant (excepting Alice).”

“Criticism is prejudice made plausible.”

“Don’t be so humble – you are not that great.”

“I would like to be able to admire a man’s opinions as I would his dog – without being expected to take it home with me.”

“I don’t want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it by not dying.”

“There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.”
– Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977

“I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
– Thomas Watson (1874-1956), Chairman of IBM, in 1943

“640K ought to be enough for anybody.”
– Bill Gates (1955-), in 1981

“We don’t like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out.”
– Decca Recording Company, rejecting the Beatles, in 1962

“A great many people think they are thinking when they are acutally rearranging their prejudices.” William James

“99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.”

The streets are safe in New Delhi. It’s only the people who make them unsafe.

I haven’t committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law people made up.