Linus Torvalds, Creator of Linux, said that “Intelligence is the ability to avoid doing work, yet getting the work done.”
The alignment of planets in our solar system that allowed us to launch Voyager spacecraft out of our solar system at the speed it went only happens once every 176 years.
“The last time this happened, Thomas Jefferson was president, and he blew it.”
— Tom Paine, Former NASA Administrator
When Stalin visited his mother in 1935, she asked him what he did. He said “Do you remember the tsar? Well, I’m like a tsar” his mother’s response was “You’d have done better to have become a priest”.
The first CIA director stated in a letter to Congress that “high-ranking Air Force officers are soberly concerned about UFOs. But through official secrecy and ridicule, many citizens are led to believe the unknown flying objects are nonsense.”
Mark Twain initially supported American Imperialism, but, after discovering America’s true motives in the Philippine–American War by reading the Treaty of Paris, he changed his position, saying “And so I am an anti-imperialist. I am opposed to having the eagle put its talons on any other land.”
Bob Marley once said “The people who are trying to make this world worse aren’t taking a day off. How can I?” after armed gunmen attacked his home two days before giving a free concert called “Smile Jamaica”.
Marie Antoinette’s last words were, “Pardon me, sir. I meant not to do it”. It was an apology to the executioner for accidentally stepping on his foot on her way to the guillotine.
As the third man in history stepped onto the moon he said “Whoopee! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that’s a long one for me”.
When a British captive officer challenged french Navy officer Surcouf with the words “You French fight for money while we fight for honor”, Surcouf replied “Each of us fights for what he lacks most”.
One time Albert Einstein was asked “How many feet are in a mile?” and he responded saying “I don’t know, why should I fill my brain with facts I can find in two minutes in any standard reference book?”