@The question of whether computers can think is like the question of whether submarines can swim. -Edsger Wybe Dijkstra, noted computer scientist@


@Do only what only you can do. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra, noted computer scientist, when asked how to select a research topic.@

@You must keep sending work out; you must never let a manuscript do nothing but eat its head off in a drawer. You send that work out again and again, while you're working on another one. If you have talent, you will receive some measure of success - but only if you persist. - Isaac Asimov (1920 - 1992)@


@All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing. - Edmund Burke @

@路漫漫其修遠兮,吾將上下而求索 - 屈原《離騷》@

@Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. - Charles Darwin @

@Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. But I'm not so sure about the universe. - Einstein@

@We don't have to be smarter than the rest; we have to be more disciplined than the rest. - Warren Buffett@

@Many of the twisted minds and crippled characters in the world were made by careless parents who kept their children away from knives and fires, but put permanent scars on their souls. - Gilbert Highet The Art of Teaching@


@Young writers often suppose that style is a garnish for the meat of prose, a sauce by which a dull dish is made palatable. Style has no such separate entity; it is nondetachable, unfilterable. ... he should begin by turning resolutely away from all devices that are popularly believed to indicate style -- all mannerisms, tricks, adornments. The approach to style is by way of plainness, simplicity, orderliness, sincerity. - Strunk and White The Elements of Style@

@I am sorry that this letter was so long, but I did not have time to make it shorter. - Pascal@