Here are some quotes that I've come across that I like.
"We've all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true."
"To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer."
-- Paul Ehrlich
"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."
"Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race."
"When you earnestly believe you can compensate for a lack of skill by doubling your efforts, there's no end to what you can't do."
--Anonymous (Despair Calendar)
"You never saw a fish on the wall with its mouth shut."
--Sally Berger, Women's Quotation Stack
"It is better to keep your mouth shut and let people think you are a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt."
--Unsure - Possibly Mark Twain, Abraham Lincoln, George Eliot, Groucho Marx, Albert Einstein, Silvan Engel or a Proverb
"En boca cerrada no entran moscas."
Translation: Into a closed mouth, flies won't enter.
"1. Everything that's already in the world when you're born is just normal;
2. Anything that gets invented between then and before you turn 35 is incredibly exciting and creative and, given opportunity, you can make a career out of it;
3. Anything that gets invented after you're 35 is against the natural order of things and the beginning of the end of civilization as we know it until it's been around for about ten years when it gradually turns out to be alright really."
[Regarding the anthropic principle], "This is rather as if you imagine a puddle waking up one morning and thinking, 'This is an interesting world I find myself in - an interesting hole I find myself in - fits me rather neatly, doesn't it? In fact it fits me staggeringly well, must have been made to have me in it!' This is such a powerful idea that as the sun rises in the sky and the air heats up and as, gradually, the puddle gets smaller and smaller, it's still frantically hanging on to the notion that everything's going to be alright, because this world was meant to have him in it, was built to have him in it; so the moment he disappears catches him rather by surprise."
"I do not fear death, in view of the fact that I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it."
"I'm not afraid of death. It's the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life."