Solid Quotes in No Particular Order

  • “What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love” – Dostoevsky
  • Neil is talking about a potential comic book in which there is a Trump like president.  Then Amartya asks what the name of the president is Neil says,”I don’t know”. Amartya then suggests orange chicken because that’s what he had for lunch that day.
  • A game is going on between you and the nature of things which at the day of judgment will bring out either heads or tails.  – William James on Pascal’s Wager
  • The Christianity that Dawkins objects to is the Christianity that a smart 13-year old boy objects to. – Dr. Jordan B Peterson
  • There is no answer to the problem of life–the solution is the disappearance of the problem. – Ludwig Wittgenstein
  • “In the study of society exclusive concentration on a specialty has a peculiarly baneful effect: it will not merely prevent us from being attractive company or good citizens but may impair our competence
    in our proper field. . . . The physicist who is only a physicist can still be a first-class physicist and a most valuable member of society. But nobody can be a great economist who is only an economist—and I am even tempted to add that the economist who is only an economist is likely to become a nuisance if not a positive danger.”
    —Friedrich A. Hayek, “The Dilemma of Specialization”