Stab Quotes (3 quotes)
Ideas are elusive, slippery things. Best to keep a pad of paper and a pencil at your bedside, so you can stab them during the night before they get away.
As quoted, without citation, in Cleophus Jackson, Reprogram Your Mind for Success and Happiness (2001), 150.
Physicians who cut, burn, stab, and rack the sick, demand a fee for it which they do not deserve to get.
Fragment R.P. 47c, quoted in John Burnet, Early Greek Philosophy (1908), 151.
Technology, remember…is a queer thing. It brings you great gifts with one hand, and it stabs you in the back with the other.
As quoted by Anthony Lewis, 'Dear Scoop Jackson', New York Times (15 Mar 1971). Lewis presents the quote as, “C.P. Snow said last month.” Lewis interprets, adding in his own words: “We all know that now. One of the phenomena of the age is the feeling that technology has betrayed us, that it has dehumanized life and left us at the mercy of things beyond our control.”