For a smart material to be able to send out a more complex signal it needs to be nonlinear. If you hit a tuning fork twice as hard it will ring twice as loud but still at the same frequency. That’s a linear response. If you hit a person twice as hard they’re unlikely just to shout twice as loud. That property lets you learn more about the person than the tuning fork.
Be good and you will be lonesome.
Middle age is when a guy keeps turning off lights for economical rather than romantic reasons.
Lillian Gordy Carter
We must remember that a right lost to one is lost to all.
What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
Nothing but blackness aboveAnd nothing that moves but the cars…God, if you wish for our love,Fling us a handful of stars
For violence, like Achilles’ lance, can heal the wounds it has inflicted.
I cannot say whether things will get better if we change what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.
Most of the things we decide are not what we know to be the best. We say yes, merely because we are driven into a corner and must say somethign.
I have seen an end of all perfection but thy commandment is exceeding broad.N. B. This is the origin of the proverb, All good things must come to an end.