Cook: "Programming today is a race between software engineers
striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe
trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning."
and Hobbes (Bill Watterson): "The surest sign that intelligent life
exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us."
Douglas Adams: "There is a theory which states that if ever anybody
discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly
disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There
is another theory which states that this has already happened."
P. Tryon: "In answer to the question of why it happened, I offer the
modest proposal that our Universe is simply one of those things which happen
from time to time."
John Andrew Holmes: "It is well to remember
that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others."
Max Frisch: "Technology is a way of
organizing the universe so that man doesn't have to experience it."
Kilgore Trout: "The universe is a big
place, perhaps the biggest."
William J. Broad: "The crux... is that the
vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing."
Fred Hoyle: "There is a coherent plan in the
universe, though I don't know what it's a plan for."
Ray Bradbury: "We are an impossibility in an
Christopher Morley: "My theology, briefly,
is that the universe was dictated but not signed."
Edward Chilton: "I'm worried that the
universe will soon need replacing. It's not holding a charge."
Carl Zwanzig: "Duct tape is like the Force.
It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together...."