Quotes, 2018 Edition, Volume F

Professor Farnesworth (Futurama)
“Well, in those days Mars was a dreary, uninhabitable wasteland, much like Utah. But unlike Utah, Mars was eventually made liveable when the university was founded in 2636.”

Jules Feiffer
“Christ died for our sins. Dare we make his martyrdom meaningless by not committing them?”

Alfredo Fernandez
“Qulia are ineffable.”
“There’s so much left it just feels right”

Bobby Fischer
“Teach people to play new chess, right away. Why do you offer them a black and white television set, when there is a set in color?”
“I don’t know when, but I think we are approaching that [the end of chess] very rapidly. I think we need a change in the rules of chess. For example, I think it would be a good idea to shuffle the first row of the pieces by computer … and this way you will get rid of all the theory. One reason that computers are strong in chess is that they have access to enormous theory […] I think if you can turn off the computer’s book, which I’ve done when I’ve played the computer, they are still rather weak, at least at the opening part of the game, so I think this would be a good improvement, and also just for humans. It is much better, I think, because chess is becoming more and more simply memorization, because the power of memorization is so tremendous in chess now. Theory is so advanced, it used to be theory to maybe 10 or 15 moves, 18 moves; now, theory is going to 30 moves, 40 moves. I think I saw one game in Informator, the Yugoslav chess publication, where they give an N [theoretical novelty] to a new move, and I recall this new move was around move 50. […] I think it is true, we are coming to the end of the history of chess with the present rules, but I don’t say we have to do away with the present rules. I mean, people can still play, but I think it’s time for those who want to start playing on new rules that I think are better.”

Albert Fish
“Going to the electric chair will be the supreme thrill of my life.”

Miguel Fonseca
“[Berkeley is] like windows 95 of idealism”

Anatole France
“The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.”

Benjamin Franklin
“The people heard it, and approved the doctrine, and immediately practiced the contrary.”

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