- Torquil MacNeil: Taming a woman must be worse than taming an eagle.
- Colonel Barnstaple: Can't be done, old boy, it can't be done.
Push your mind too hard and it will fuck up like an overloaded switchboard, or turn on you with sabotage…
I’m a winner - nobody can stop me, but me.
The blues isn’t about making you feel better, it’s about making other people feel worse.
There’s more to life than a little bit of money, you know. Don’t you know that? And here you are, and it’s a beautiful day.
For scientists and engineers, a good way to help raise the quality of an analysis is to ask ‘what would Richard Feynman do?’—Edward R. Tufte
Now that is a bracelet I would wear: W.W.R.F.D.
Epilogue: Designs for the Display of Information
—Edward R. Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Design is choice. The theory of the visual display of quantitative information consists of principles that generate design options and that guide choices among options. The principles should not be applied rigidly or in a peevish spirit; they are not logically or mathematically certain; and it is better to violate any principle than to place graceless or inelegant marks on paper. Most principles of design should be greeted with some skepticism, for word authority can dominate our vision, and we may come to see only through the lenses of word authority rather than with our own eyes.
What is to be sought in designs for the display of information is the clear portrayal of complexity. Not the complication of the simple; rather the task of the designer is to give visual access to the subtle and the difficult - that is, the revelation of the complex.
As He died to make men holy, let us die to make men free.
If you’re doing seismic, you use a sledgehammer or a shot gun. If you’re doing GPR, you use… magic.
Winter is not a season in the North Middlewest; it is an industry.