"Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels, levers and springs, and believes it civilization."
"It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity."Ambrose Bierce on Albert Einstein
"The typewriting machine, when played with expression, is no more annoying than the piano when played by a sister or near relation."Ambrose Bierce on Oscar Wilde
"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."Ambrose Bierce on Arthur C. Clarke
"The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty, and all forms of human life."Ambrose Bierce on John F. Kennedy
"I am sorry to say that there is too much point to the wisecrack that life is extinct on other planets because their scientists were more advanced than ours."Ambrose Bierce on John F. Kennedy
"Childhood: the period of human life intermediate between the idiocy of infancy and the folly of youth - two removes from the sin of manhood and three from the remorse of age."
"Experience is a revelation in the light of which we renounce our errors of youth for those of age."
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret."
"Painting, n.: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather, and exposing them to the critic."
"Photograph: a picture painted by the sun without instruction in art."