“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.” Albert Einstein –It was reported that Albert Einstein’s wife wanted him to dress more professionally when he headed off to work. “Why should I?” he would say. “Everyone knows me there.” When the time came for the great scientist to attend his first major conference, she begged him to dress up a bit. “Why should I?” said Einstein. “No one knows me there.”
“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.” Isaac Asimov –Asimov is one of my favorite authors. I cut my teeth on his most excellent sci-fi. I, Robot is a classic. Remember the three laws of robotics? Despite his prolific output (more than 400 books and stories), or perhaps because of it, the very successful author had many of his writings rejected, some of them lost forever.
“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.” Douglas Adams –Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy anyone? Adam’s iconic works continue to intrigue and entertain. He died suddenly in 2001 at age 49. His books have sold more than 15 million copies in the UK, the US and Australia, and are best sellers in German, Swedish and many other languages.
“Drawing on my fine command of the English language, I said nothing.” Robert Benchley –Mr. Benchley looked quite the aristocrat in the character roles he played in countless movies. His forte was writing humor. He was an early contributor to the New Yorker and is credited for setting the tone for many future contributors.
This post is for no other reason than to make you smile. Have a fantastic rest of the day!