Some more random quotes that I have collected over the years:
Black holes are where God divided by zero.
Death is a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees.
This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be seriously
considered as a means of communication. The device is
inherently of no value to us.
-- Western Union internal memo, 1876
We anticipate a global world-market with place for perhaps five computers.
-- Tom Watson, IBM 1949
Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons.
-- Popular Mechanics, forecasting the relentless march of science in 1949
There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
-- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital
Equipment Corp., 1977
640K ought to be enough for anybody.
-- Bill Gates in 1981
That bomb can never detonate, and I say that as an explosives expert.
-- Admiral Leray about the Atom Bomb
All imaginable inventions have already been invented.
-- Manager of the American Patent Agency Charles Duell 1899
Guitar-groups have no future.
-- EMI-manager for Beatles 1962
The object of war is not to die for your country, but to
make the other bastard die for his.
-- General George Patton
Peace be with you.