"Some have been to the mountain. I have been to my knees by the side of my bed."
"An embarrassing silence is always broken by the least self-confident person in the room."
"Everything worth knowing was first known by someone who had to find it out for himself."
"Always telling the truth is no doubt better than always lying, although equally pathological."
"Someday a computer will give a wrong answer to spare someone's feelings, and man will have invented artificial intelligence."
"In imagining an ancient world of dinosaurs, science has discovered that people will accept the preposterous if you name it Prepostersaurus."
"Ever wonder what life form might be indicated by dinosaur bones if you ruled out dinosaurs?"
"Most people who believe in always telling the truth also believe in using good judgment. You just wonder when they would use it."
"People who insist on instant gratification inevitably come to define gratification as anything that is instant."
"You can teach a robot to always tell the truth. It's harder to teach a robot to tell white lies."
"Man will have replicated his own intelligence not when he teaches computers to reason but when he teaches computers to deny reason."
The most interesting part of Judgment will be when the Lord says, "So much for the harm you did to defy me. Now let us examine the harm you did to glorify me."
"To believe that God has spoken to you personally requires no more credulousness than to believe that He has spoken to anyone else."
"I have never met anyone who has spoken to the Lord except for the purpose of relaying instructions from the Lord to me."
"As an optimist in the year 2010, I can only assume that going to hell in a handbasket is part of a larger plan."
~~ Robert Brault