§ Big list of quotes

"On and on you will go, making sense of the world, forming notions of order, and being surprised in ways large and small by their failure, forever." — Albert Burneko on Wile E. Coyote.
"There is a special providence that protects idiots, drunkards, children, and the United States of America." ~ Otto van bismarck
"Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied" ~ Otto von Bismarck
A good proof is one that makes us wiser. -- Yuri Manin
Keep things in their Gauss given order. -- Gilbert Strang
It is interesting to see where people insist proximity to a subject makes one informed, and where they insist it makes them biased. It is interesting that they think it’s their call to make. [in the context of 'as a male, you don't get a say about toxic masculinity' v/s other 'viewpoints'] ~ medium article link
"Feeding two birds with one scone" Peta recommended version of "killing two birds with one stone"
the first sign of civilization in an ancient culture was a femur that had been broken and then healed ~ Margaret Mead
The mistake of many adults is confusing serious with solemn.
I hate greek drama. You know, wher everything happens off-stage. ~Downton abbey, s02e01
you have to speculate to accumulate
It's so reassuring to see the future unfurl, as long as you remember that it bears no resemblance to the past.
Sybil, vulgarity is no substitute for wit. ~ Violet, Downton Abbey
"Why dwell on that now?" "Because I want to feel the pleasure of telling you I told you so".
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids rich and poor alike to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal loaves of bread.”