Always Problems

Sunday, June 28, 2009 – Always Problems

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair. ~ Douglas Adams

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated. ~ Poul Anderson

Now is the time for all good men to come to. ~ Walt Kelly

My biggest problem is what to do about all the things I can’t do anything about. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

The problem with writing about religion is that you run the risk of offending sincerely religious people, and then they come after you with machetes. ~ Dave Barry

Don’t tell your problems to people: eighty percent don’t care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them. ~ Lou Holtz

Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve. ~ Erich Fromm

When we talk about settling the world’s problems, we’re barking up the wrong tree. The world is perfect. It’s a mess. It has always been a mess. We are not going to change it. Our job is to straighten out our own lives. ~ Joseph Campbell

There are very few personal problems that cannot be solved through a suitable application of high explosives. ~ Scott Adams

No problem is too big to run away from. ~ Charles M. Schulz (Charlie Brown)

The greatest and most important problems of life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown. ~ Carl Jung

The human mind prefers to be spoonfed with the thoughts of others, but deprived of such nourishment it will, reluctantly, begin to think for itself- and such thinking, remember, is original thinking and may have valuable results. ~ Agatha Christie

We only really face up to ourselves when we are afraid. ~ Thomas Bernhard

It’s much easier to suggest solutions when you don’t know too much about the problem. ~ Malcolm Forbes

A solved problem creates two new problems, and the best prescription for happy living is not to solve any more problems than you have to. ~ Russell Baker

The chief cause of problems is solutions. ~ Eric Sevareid

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. ~ Albert Einstein

If you can’t solve it, it’s not a problem – it’s reality. ~ Barbara Colorose

If you can talk brilliantly about a problem, it can create the consoling illusion that it has been mastered. ~ Stanley Kubrick

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem. ~ Theodore Ruskin

Some people approach every problem with an open mouth. ~ Adlai Stevenson

I don’t have any solution, but I certainly admire the problem. ~ Ashleigh Brilliant

Sometimes the situation is only a problem because it is looked at in a certain way. Looked at in another way, the right course of action may be so obvious that the problem no longer exists. ~ Edward de Bono

There’s two possible outcomes: if the result confirms the hypothesis, then you’ve made a discovery. If the result is contrary to the hypothesis, then you’ve made a discovery. ~ Enrico Fermi

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution. ~ Edward Teller

When I’m working on a problem, I never think about beauty. I think only how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

When the solution is simple, God is answering. ~ Albert Einstein

How do you dare to ask me for a solution? It’s like asking Seneca for a solution. You remember what he did? He committed suicide! ~ Oriana Fallaci

Logic is one thing, the human animal another. You can quite easily propose a logical solution to something and at the same time hope in your heart of hearts it won’t work out. ~ Luigi Pirandello

There is in every madman a misunderstood genius whose idea, shining in his head, frightened people, and for whom delirium was the only solution to the strangulation that life had prepared for him. ~ Antonin Artaud

Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you think there’s a solution, you’re part of the problem. ~ George Carlin

An answer is always a form of death. ~ John Fowles

Beer. Now there’s a temporary solution. ~ Homer Simpson

Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn’t have to experience it. ~ Max Frisch