My wife asked me to pick up a copy of Advanced Banter while I was in Ireland, since we thought it wasn’t sold here in the States (it actually is, as If Ignorance Is Bliss, Why Aren’t There More Happy People?). I’ve never placed much stock in quotations, but it’s been fun finding pithy phrases from famous people to support my own opinions.
As the three of you reading this will have noticed, I’ve done a bit of time travel in the last week, or rather, I’ve sent my favorite words and phrases back in time so that they appear on this blog in a more distributed manner than actually occurred in normal space-time. I will likely continue doing this in the future, so you’ll never know when Einstein might pop up and say something clever, such as, “People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”
And thus, having used the theory of relativity to rationalize retroactive blog posts, I leave you with a particularly witty saying from Voltaire:
“A witty saying proves nothing.”