Jacob de Jager quotes

  • If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about, a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.

  • Any approach to scientific inference which seeks to legitimize it and answer in reponse to complex uncertainty is, for me, a totalitarian parody of a would-be rational learning process.

  • Erudition, like a bloodhound, is a charming thing when held firmly in leash, but it is not so attractive when turned loose upon a defenseless and unerudite public.

  • Learning (Shakespeare's plays) ...in school was a bit of a bore.

  • It goes against the grain of modern education to teach students to program. What fun is there to making plans, acquiring discipline, organizing thoughts, devoting attention to detail, and learning to be self critical.

  • I know being with me is not easy. But I want you to understand no one has me, or has ever had me, except you.

  • It's pretty easy to see that... wealth doesn't really equal happiness.

  • It's not easy in this phosphorescent gloom telling waking dreams apart anyhow.

  • It's easy to be generous with money. Far harder to be generous with your time.

  • Every man is fully satisfied that there is such a thing as truth, or he would not ask any question.