Magnitude Quotes

"The amount of energy needed to refute...

"The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it." -Alberto Brandolini
📅︎ Aug 13
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"If there are extraterrestrial civilisations out there that rule galaxies altogether, why ar...

"If there are extraterrestrial civilisations out there that rule galaxies altogether, why aren't we living in them? The odds of being born there greatly outnumber the odds of being born here on Earth, potentially by orders of magnitude. Chance has dealt unfairly to us." - Ravi Silari
📅︎ May 30
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"The amount of energy necessary to re...

"The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it." - Paul Kedrosky
📅︎ Jul 31
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"When the impossibility of replacing a person is realized, it...

"When the impossibility of replacing a person is realized, it allows the responsibility which a man has for his existence and its continuance to appear in all its magnitude." - Vicktor Frankl
📅︎ Jul 11
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If you can keep your head when all about you a...

If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, obviously you have no conception of the magnitude of the problem. -- Arthur Dent
📅︎ Oct 24
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The bullshit asymmetry: the amount of energy ...

The bullshit asymmetry: the amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it. - Alberto Brandolini
📅︎ Apr 16
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"Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are t...

"Where all are guilty, no one is; confessions of collective guilt are the best possible safeguard against the discovery of culprits, and the very magnitude of the crime the best excuse for doing nothing." -Hannah Arendt
📅︎ Jan 08
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"When the impossibility of replacing a person is realized, it allows th...

"When the impossibility of replacing a person is realized, it allows the responsibility which a man has for his existence and its continuance to appear in all its magnitude." Viktor E. Frankl, "Man's Search for Meaning."
📅︎ Sep 20
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"I heard a figure thrown around the entrepreneur community that $100k/year without having to wor...

"I heard a figure thrown around the entrepreneur community that $100k/year without having to work is worth $700k/year when you need to work full time for it. The figure was probably born at 2am in some city pub, but origins aside, the order of magnitude sounds about right to me." - Jack Kinsella
📅︎ May 13
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