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Billings Phenomenon: The conclusions of most good operations research studies are obvious. - Robert E. Machol (The name refers to a well-known Billings story in which a farmer becomes concerned that his black horses are eating more than his white horses. He does a detailed study of the situation and finds that he has more black horses than white horses, Machol points out.)
An object in motion will always be headed in the wrong direction.
A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually.
If you want to get along, go along.
If you tied buttered toast to the back of a cat and dropped it from a height, what would happen?
What would happen if Superman consumed 10 Lbs of laxative?
The more ridiculous a belief system, the higher probability of its success.
The husband who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open.
The farther away the future is, the better it looks.
The best way to lie is to tell the truth, carefully edited truth.
Sometimes, when I drive across the desert in the middle of the night, with no other cars around, I start imagining: What if there were no civilization out there? No cities, no factories, no people? And then I think: No people or factories? Then who made this car? And this highway? And I get so confused I have to stick my head out the window into the driving rain - unless there's lightning, because I could get struck on the head by a bolt.
If you stand in one place long enough, you make a line.
If you do not understand it, it must be intuitively obvious.
If you do not make dust, you eat dust.
For every "10" there are 10 "1's".
Everything is actually everything else, just recycled.
Don't make your doctor your heir.
Better latent than never.
Bare feet magnetize sharp metal objects so they always point upward from the floor.
Ability is a good thing but stability is even better.