Check Your Brain at the Door

“The trouble with television is that it takes your mind off  your mind.”

**Robert Orben

That’s Why Trivia is a Smart Man’s Haven

“Knowledge isn’t power until it is applied.” 

**Dale Carnegie

The Drive of “That’s Weird”

“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but ‘That’s funny…” 

**Isaac Asminov

I’ll Make My Own Way

We are the men of intrinsic value, who can strike our fortunes out of ourselves, whose worth is independent of accidents in life, or revolutions in government: we have heads to get money, and hearts to spend it.
**George Farquhar

The Fun Kind of Knowledge

“There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.”

**Bertrand Russell

 

(i.e. Did you know that people in ancient days ate balls of mercury because it was supposed to make you immortal?–Cool huh?!?)

Impressive!!!. . . What’s it mean?

“You always admire what you really don’t understand.”

**Blaise Pascal