David Epstein quotables

A few aphorisms:

"I'm left on the right issues and right on what's left."  - from the mid 1980s

"There's a fine line between quasi and pseudo, and that line is half fake." - from the late 1990s.

"The interrelationship between reason and thought is that if you had a reason to think, you would think it was reasonable." - June, 2006

"Do two wrongs make a right? Yes, the right to be wrong." - from the early 1980s.

"I used to believe in reincarnation in a past life, but I don't anymore. Perhaps in the next life." - May, 2005

"I'm trying to teach by daughter to be disobedient, but she doesn't listen to me." - Sept, 2006

"We can never know the unknowable, yet we can know that it's unknowable." - Dec, 2006

"I think that I'm an agnostic, but I'm not sure about it." - Dec 12, 2006

"I can relish the mustard, but I can't muster the relish." - Dec, 2008

"Normalcy is more the exception than the rule. Abnormality is asymptotically the new 30." - April 5, 2016
Palendromes:

"A man, a pain, a mania - Panama."   Based upon the well-known palendrome "A man, a plan, a canal - Panama", my adaptation was written just before Panamanian strongman Manuel Noriega was captured by U.S. troops in early 1990.

"Mad dastard, a sad rat - Saddam."  This was written during the Persian Gulf War of 1991.

"Live reviver. Is Bob deified? Bob? Si. Reviver evil."  Just some late 1980s nonsense I thought of. The Church of the Subgenious have a revered figure they called Bob, who is like their God! So I started thinking about it, and voila!

Not too profound insights or poor jokes:

"Why did the chicken cross the road? Because he was chicken to stay where he was." - Dec 12, 2006
"Why didn't the chicken cross the road? Because he was too chicken to cross the road."

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