Just plain mean…

From “Good Morning, Vietnam“:

General Taylor: Woah, Dick, put the brakes on. I wanted to wait until airman left to talk with you. Dick, I’m transferring you.

Sgt. Major Dickerson: Transferring me? Where to sir?

General Taylor: You’re going to Guam.

Sgt. Major Dickerson: Guam sir? There’s nothing going on in Guam. Why Guam?

General […]

Motivation “Red October” style…

One of my favorite quotes from the movie:

When he reached the New World, Cortez burned his ships. As a result his men were well motivated.

– Captain Ramius, aka Sean Connery

Attention deficit…

“The Internet bringeth, the Internet distracteth away.”

– Me

Would have to use a slide rule…

“That boy’d have to use a slide rule to find me in here.”

– Foghorn Leghorn

“I better not look, I just might be in there.”

– Foghorn Leghorn

I done grad-ge-ate the 6th grade, twice…

That’s cause I “grad-ge-ated” the sixth grade, ma’am. Only took three years.

– Jethro Bodine


“This is a wonderful journey from infinity back to infinity.”

– Deranged man in the tube, as quoted by Andy Zaltzman of The Bugle Podcast


Where there is nothing, all there is is the possibility of something.

– Me, thinking about quantum uncertainty and why the universe exists

Promotions of a sort…

Holly Gennero McClane: After all your posturing, all your little speeches, you’re nothing but a common thief. Hans Gruber: I am an exceptional thief, Mrs. McClane. And since I’m moving up to kidnapping, you should be more polite.

– Die Hard

It is a…

“It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.”

– Winston Churchill

“It’s a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma!”

– JFK, the movie

I hate to quote Jeff Goldblum but…

Regarding the new “Flame” malware:

“Yeah but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.”

– Jeff Goldblum, aka Dr. Ian Malcolm, Jurassic Park

Incidentally one of my best friend’s favorite and oft used quotes. Certainly applies to say, the Manhattan Project.