Quotes

I’ve been asked if I could summarize those quotes I keep using, as they’d be “valuable”. So I decided to make a new page for Lazarus Long, which I also have on our (a bit old) family website.

If you look for the images, you can also use Google Images.

The following quotes are not sorted but as they show in the folder and I will likely add more…

Solutions
“I look for Solutions! Problems appear all on their own…” [my own]


eastman_quote
“For those who agree or disagree, it is the exchange of ideas that broadens all of our knowledge” [Richard Eastman]


BransonComplexity
“Complexity is your enemy. Any fool can make something complicated. It is hard to make something simple.” [Richard Branson]


Image: Back to the Shire (by Koromae)
“The Road goes ever on and on ∞ Down from the door where it began. ∞ Now far ahead the Road has gone, ∞ And I must follow, if I can, ∞ Pursuing it with eager feet, ∞ Until it joins some larger way ∞ Where many paths and errands meet. ∞ And whither then? I cannot say.” [Bilbo Baggins (the Lord of the Rings)]


Always listen to the experts! They tell you it is impossible and why you can not do it. When you know that: Go Ahead! [Lazarus Long]
Always listen to the experts! They tell you it is impossible and why you can not do it. When you know that: Go Ahead! [Lazarus Long]


BigData
“Big data is like teenage sex: everyone talks about it, nobody really knows how to do it, everyone thinks everyone else is doing it, so everyone claims they are doing it…” [Dan Ariely]


DemocracyAutocracy
“Democracy is based on the assumption that a million men are wiser than one man. How’s that again? I missed something.” “Autocracy is based on the assumption that one man is wiser than a million men. Let’s play that over again, too. Who decides?” [Both Lazarus Long by Robert A. Heinlein]


Jobs-quote
“It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.” [Steve Jobs]


NonAcademic
“When I hire people, I look for Great Attitude. I don’t look for MBA or PhD.” [Robert Kuok]


Academic
Steve Jobs: “So then they said I needed a degree to succeed…” – Bill Gates: “They said that to you too?” – Both laughing [put in their mouth]


Strategic Directions?
“Here I am, brain the size of a planet and they ask me to take you to the bridge. Call that job satisfaction? ’cause I don’t.” [Marvin in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy]


Einstein
“Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” [Albert Einstein]


JesusSin
“He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her” [Jesus Christ, a Jew from Nazareth]


BethuneQuote
“A good airline is defined by CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, not just cost per available seat mile” [Gordon Bethune, 1996]


Bob Crandall Quote
“I do not deal well with politicians. I tend to tell people that when they are full of crap, that they are full of crap. [Robert ‘Bob’ Crandall]


A ship engine failed, no one could fix it. Then they brought in a man with 40 years on the job. He inspected the engine carefully, top to bottom. After looking things over, the guy reached into his back and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched to life. The engine was fixed! 7 days later the owners got his bill for 10K. ‘What?!’ the owners said. ‘You hardly did anything. Send us an itemized bill.’ The reply simply said: 1. Tapping with a hammer. $2 — 2. Knowing where to tap: $9,998. -Don’t Ever Underestimate Experience.-
A ship engine failed, no one could fix it. Then they brought in a man with 40 years on the job. He inspected the engine carefully, top to bottom. After looking things over, the guy reached into his back and pulled out a small hammer. He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine lurched to life. The engine was fixed! 7 days later the owners got his bill for 10K. ‘What?!’ the owners said. ‘You hardly did anything. Send us an itemized bill.’ The reply simply said: 1. Tapping with a hammer. $2 — 2. Knowing where to tap: $9,998. -Don’t Ever Underestimate Experience.-


branson_quote_train_people
“Train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don’t want to.” [Richard Branson]


Garbage In Garbage Out
“If you digitalize a shitty process, you have a shitty digital process.” [Thorsten Dirks] (also known as: Garbage in … Garbage out)


What are the facts? Again and again and again-what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what 'the stars foretell' avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable 'verdict of history' -- what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts! [Lazarus Long]
“What are the facts? Again and again and again-what are the facts? Shun wishful thinking, ignore divine revelation, forget what “the stars foretell,” avoid opinion, care not what the neighbors think, never mind the unguessable “verdict of history” — what are the facts, and to how many decimal places? You pilot always into an unknown future; facts are your single clue. Get the facts!” [Lazarus Long]


“Never interrupt someone doing something you said couldn’t be done”
“… decide … whether or not the goal is worth the risks involved. If it is, stop worrying …”
[Amelia Earhart]
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