Thursday, May 04, 2006

(Not So) Ancient Wisdom IV

But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright Brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.
Carl Sagan
1934-1996

9 comments:

neal said...

How true. The world also laughed at the U.S. in the sixties when we said we would put a man on the moon. They are still laughing but now they may actually have something to laugh about.

LZ Blogger said...

Carl Sagan was a SAGE! This qoute proves it! ~ jb///

SaurĂ¢™¥Kraut said...

Dittos to LZ Blogger's comment! The man was brilliant.

The Zombieslayer said...

It's been ten years since he died? I almost completely forgot he died. What a shame.

Nice quote.

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Now, you have put a BIG smile on my face today, Mike!

Thank you for the enlighting thoughts.

By the way, I am a Bozo lover here!

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

And Carl Segan was an amazing man.

I too cannot believe 10 years have passed.

Ellen said...

Big Sagan fan here, too!

I'm only too glad his wisdom was recorded for the ages.

Jenn said...

that is very funny. reminds me of some of those people on American Inventor who think they are geniuses. some of them needed to hear this quote.

venomanonymous said...

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