Simpson's Contemporary Quotations
The Most Notable Quotes Since 1950
Compiled By James B. Simpson
Nearly 10,000 quotations from 4,000 Quotable Notables.
Organized by topica boon to after-dinner speakers, sales managers, executivesanyone who needs to amuse, inspire or iniform.
All quotations indexed by source, topic, and key line
Grace Murray Hopper
From then on, when anything went wrong with a computer, we said it had bugs in it
On the removal of a 2-inch-long moth from an experimental computer at Harvard in 1945, quoted in Time 16 Apr 84
John F. Kennedy
The new frontier of which I speak is not a set of promisesit is a set of challenges. It sums up not what I intend to offer the American people, but what I intend to ask of them. It appeals to their pride, not their pocketbookit holds out the promise of more sacrifice instead of more security
Accepting the Democratic presidential nomination 15 Jul 60
John Kenneth Galbraith
Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable
Ambassador's Journal Houghton Mifflin 69