King's Favorite Quotations


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I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.
    Douglas Adams, satirist (1952-2001 )

An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem.
    J.W. Tukey, statistician ( )

The artist brings something into the world that didn't exist before, and he does it without destroying something else.
    John Updike, writer (1932-2009 )

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
    William Blake, poet, engraver, and painter (1757-1827 )

Poverty is the worst form of violence.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi, statesman (1869-1948 )

The church says: The body is a sin. Science says: The body is a machine. Advertising says: The body is a business. The body says: I am a fiesta.
    Eduardo Galeano, journalist and novelist (b. 1940)

We must respect the other fellow's religion, but only in the same sense and to the extent that we respect his theory that his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
    H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956 )

The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion.
    Arthur C. Clarke, science fiction writer (1917-2008 )

Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.
    Robert King Merton, sociologist (1910-2003)

Of all plagues with which mankind is cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.
    Daniel Defoe, novelist and journalist (1659?-1731 )

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