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The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
by Bill Watterson

The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere
in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

Related topics: Intelligence

Things are never quite as scary when you've got a best friend.
- Bill Watterson

Mothers are the necessity of invention.
- Bill Watterson

I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone's expectations.
- Bill Watterson

 

The problem with the future is that it keeps turning into the present.
- Bill Watterson

Genius is never understood in its own time.
- Bill Watterson

I thought my life would seem more interesting with
a musical score and a laugh track.
- Bill Watterson

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I know the world isn't fair, but why isn't it ever unfair in my favor?
- Bill Watterson

Shutting off the thought process is not rejuvenating;
the mind is like a car battery -
it recharges by running.
- Bill Watterson

Often it takes some calamity to make us live in the present.
Then suddenly we wake up and see all the mistakes we have made.
- Bill Watterson

Why waste time learning, when ignorance is instantaneous?
- Bill Watterson

Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent
life exists elsewhere in the universe is that none
of it has tried to contact us.
- Bill Watterson

We all have different desires and needs,
but if we don't discover what we want from ourselves and what we stand for,
we will live passively and unfulfilled.
- Bill Watterson

It seems like once people grow up, they have no idea what's cool.
- Bill Watterson

Nothing helps a bad mood like spreading it around.
- Bill Watterson

God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things.
Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.
- Bill Watterson

There is not enough time to do all the nothing we want to do.
- Bill Watterson

Weekends don't count unless you spend them doing something completely pointless.
- Bill Watterson

Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change.
But pretty soon, everything's different.
- Bill Watterson

That's the whole problem with science.
You've got a bunch of empiricists trying to describe
things of unimaginable wonder.
- Bill Watterson

If your knees aren't green by the end of the day,
you ought to seriously re-examine your life.
- Bill Watterson

The purpose of writing is to inflate weak ideas,
obscure pure reasoning, and inhibit clarity.
With a little practice, writing can be an intimidating and impenetrable fog!
- Bill Watterson

It's surprising how hard we'll work when the work is done just for ourselves.
- Bill Watterson

Letting your mind play is the best way to solve problems.
- Bill Watterson

If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night,
I'll bet they'd live a lot differently.
- Bill Watterson

Reality continues to ruin my life.
- Bill Watterson

I won't eat any cereal that doesn't turn the milk purple.
- Bill Watterson

Getting an inch of snow is like winning 10 cents in the lottery.
- Bill Watterson

I'm not dumb.
I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
- Bill Watterson

So, what's it like in the real world? Well,
the food is better, but beyond that,
I don't recommend it.
- Bill Watterson

From now on, I'll connect the dots my own way.
- Bill Watterson

Sometimes when I'm talking, my words can't keep up with my thoughts.
I wonder why we think faster than we speak.
Probably so we can think twice.
- Bill Watterson

If you can't control your peanut butter,
you can't expect to control your life.
- Bill Watterson

We don't devote enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks.
- Bill Watterson

I liked things better when I didn't understand them.
- Bill Watterson

The world of a comic strip ought to be a special place
with its own logic and life...
I don't want the issue of Hobbes's reality settled by a doll manufacturer.
- Bill Watterson

I've got to start listening to those quiet,
nagging doubts.
- Bill Watterson

It's not denial.
I'm just selective about the reality I accept.
- Bill Watterson

A real job is a job you hate.
- Bill Watterson

Heck, what's a little extortion among friends?
- Bill Watterson

When birds burp, it must taste like bugs.
- Bill Watterson

Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent
of an out of body experience.
- Bill Watterson

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

One of the surest ways to cause
yourself great suffering
is to insist upon being right -
to demand that all others view life
exactly as you view it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the sanest, surest, and most generous joys of life
comes from being happy over the good fortune of others.
- Robert A. Heinlein

The shortest and surest way to
live with honor in the world,
is to be in reality
what we would appear to be.
- Socrates

Develop success from failures.
Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
- Dale Carnegie

There are three roads to ruin; women,
gambling and technicians.
The most pleasant is with women, the quickest is with gambling,
but the surest is with technicians.
- Georges Pompidou

The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The surest way to prevent war is not to fear it.
- John Randolph

One of the surest signs of the Philistine is his reverence
for the superior tastes of those who put him down.
- Pauline Kael

Friends and acquaintances are the surest passport to fortune.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Being convinced one knows the whole story is the surest way to fail.
- Phil Crosby

The chief lesson I have learned in a long life is that
the only way you can make a man trustworthy is to trust him;
and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him.
- Henry L. Stimson

The tendency to whining and complaining may be taken
as the surest sign symptom of little souls and inferior intellects.
- Lord Jeffrey

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
- Arthur Helps

The surest route to breeding jealousy is to compare.
Since jealousy comes from feeling less than another,
comparisons only fan the fires.
- Dorothy Corkville Briggs

The surest method of being incomprehensible or,
moreover, to be misunderstood is to use words in their original sense;
especially words from the ancient languages.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

The surest way to hit a woman's heart is to take aim kneeling.
- Douglas William Jerrold

Melodic invention is one of the surest signs of a divine gift.
- Gustav Mahler

You must not pity me because my sixtieth year finds me still astonished.
To be astonished is one of the surest ways of not growing old too quickly.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

The surest sign of age is loneliness.
- Annie Dillard

The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge
is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught,
to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.
- Henry Bolingbroke

The readiest and surest way to get rid of censure,
is to correct ourselves.
- Demosthenes

The sciences have ever been the surest guides to virtue.
- Frances Wright

The surest plan to make a man is, think him so.
- James Russell Lowell

It is sometimes important for science to know how to
forget the things she is surest of.
- Jean Rostand

All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic
nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

The surest guide to the correctness of the path that
women take is joy in the struggle.
Revolution is the festival of the oppressed.
- Germaine Greer

All really great lovers are articulate,
and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
- Marya Mannes

If the past has been an obstacle and a burden,
knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation.
- John Acton


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