Mes citations préférées

Une petite liste de mes citations préférées. Tout est en vrac, généralement ajouté au fil du temps.

Sherlock Holmes

Si je peux être assuré de ta fin, je pourrais, dans l’intérêt de tous, accepter sans problèmes ma mort.

Jimmy Wales

Imaginez un monde dans lequel chacun puisse avoir, partout sur la planète, libre accès à la somme de toutes les connaissances humaines.
C’est ce que nous faisons.

Franz Beckenbauer

Celui qui est fort ne gagne pas, c’est celui qui gagne qui est fort.

Le Moine, film 3 jours avec Heiji Hattori

Les mots sont comme des couteaux : quand ils sont mal employés, ils deviennent de véritables armes. Vous devez comprendre le cœur de vos adversaires et les utiliser avec précaution. Quelque soit la personne à quoi vous avez à faire.

Sacha, film le retour de Mewtwo

Faut-il une raison pour aider quelqu’un ?

Mewtwo, film le retour de Mewtwo

La honte de notre passé n’est pas la notre, elle est celle de ceux qui se sont servi de notre passé pour nous diviser.

Pokemon, the power of one (dans le générique)

Imagine how life could be, if we stood in unity.

Steve Jobs

Si vous vivez chaque jour comme si c’était le dernier, alors soyez certains qu’un jour, vous auriez eu raison de le faire.
We belive that Internet Explorer is a really good browser and we think it’ll make a fine default browser.

Arthur C. Clarke

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.

Pr. Martin Poliakoff

It is very important, whoever you are, to remember the people who helped you as child and made you what you are today.
However clever you are, however much you know, there is always new things for you to learn and more usefull things that you can get out of life.

Manuel Dornes, alias Korben

N’oubliez pas que dans ce monde virtuel bien bordélique, nous sommes tous de vrais gens avec la même passion !

Linus Torvalds

And that’s when things become really interesting : when you use them for something else than they were originally meant for.

Steve Ballmer

Developpers, developpers, developpers, developpers !!!

Mark Twain

It is by the fortune of God that, in this country, we have three benefits: freedom of speech, freedom of thought, and the wisdom never to use either

Groucho Marx

J’ai passé une excellente soirée, mais ce n’était pas celle-là.
Je refuse d’appartenir à un club qui m’accepterait pour membre.

Pr. Philip Moriarty

What excites me about this is that a process that seems so mundane, boring, uninteresting, when you look at it at the right way, it is absolutely fascinating. And that is what physics is all about.

Jean-Claude F., Alias Pika

L’avantage des amis c’est que contrairement à notre famille, on les choisit.

Mayer Amshel Rothschild

Donnez moi le contrôle sur la monnaie d’une nation, et je n’aurai pas à me soucier de ceux qui font ses lois.

Sheldon Copper, dans The Big-Bang Theory

My new computer came with Windows Seven. Windows Seven is much more user friendly than Windows Vista.
I don’t like that.

Benjamin Franklin

De même que nous profitons des avantages que nous apportent les inventions d’autres, nous devrions être heureux d’avoir l’opportunité de servir les autres au moyen de nos propres inventions ; et nous devrions faire cela gratuitement et avec générosité.

Marie Curie

Je suis de ceux qui pensent que la science est d’une grande beauté. Un scientifique dans son laboratoire est non seulement un technicien : il est aussi un enfant placé devant des phénomènes naturels qui l’impressionnent comme des contes de fées. […] Telle est bien la beauté et la noblesse de la science : désir sans fin de repousser les frontières du savoir, de traquer les secrets de la matière et de la vie sans idée préconçue des conséquences éventuelles.

Chuck Lorre

Act like your job is the most important thing in the world, but never forget that it's ultimately meaningless. All we are is dust in the wind…

Auteur inconnu

On the first day, Man created God.

Carl Sagan

Perhaps our descendants will regard our present ignorance with as much sympathy as we feel to the ancients for not knowing whether the earth went around the sun.
If the general picture, however, of a Big Bang followed by an expanding universe is correct, what happened before that? Was the universe devoid of all matter, and then the matter suddenly somehow created? How did that happen? In many cultures, the customary answer is that a god, or gods, created the universe out of nothing. But if we wish to pursue this question courageously, we must of course ask the next question: where did God come from?
If we decide that this is an unanswerable question, why not save a step and conclude that the origin of the universe is an unanswerable question?
Or, if we say that God always existed, why not save a step, and conclude that the Universe always existed? That there’s no need for a creation, it was always here. These are not easy questions.
Cosmology brings us face to face with the deepest mysteries, questions that were once treated only in religion and myth.

Albert Einstein

Le problème aujourd’hui n'est pas l’énergie atomique, mais le coeur des hommes.

Michael Faraday

I hope you will always remember that whenever a result happens, especially if it be new, you should say, “What is the cause? Why does it occur?” and you will, in the course of time, find out the reason.
Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature.

Loyd Blankenship

Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity.
My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like.
My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for.

Jacques Tardi

On n'est pas forcément content d'être reconnu par des gens qu'on n'estime pas.

Hendrik Willem Van Loon

High up in the North in the land called Svithjod, there stands a rock. It is a hundred miles high and a hundred miles wide. Once every thousand years a little bird comes to this rock to sharpen its beak. When the rock has thus been worn away, then a single day of eternity will have gone by.

Danny Miller

In the Age of Information, ignorance is a choice.

Wil Weathon

Don’t ever let anyone tel you that that thing that you love, is a thing you can’t love.

Napoléon Bonaparte

Les hommes de génie sont des météores destinés à brûler pour éclairer leur siècle.

Peter Sunde

When you have some influence and people listen to you, you should use that position to do something good.

Dr. Seuss

You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.

Walane, blogueur.

Le jour où l’on entendra « c’est plus facile pour moi de regarder un film légalement que de le pirater », le piratage s’effondrera.

Albus Dumbledore

Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.

François Pérusse

Quand ma petite Scandinave a vu que j'la regardait avec un peu d'bave, elle m'a dit: « glabedichlabediglabedichlacken, glambadibediglabedichwetten, glabedichlabegrodibotchiklagen, dabodjekadebotchibotchikouine ».
Ça voulait dire : « Voudrais-tu m'aider à visser ma chaise Ikéa ».

Michael Madsen, Into Eternity

Once upon a time, man learned to master fire. Something no other living creature had done before him. Man conquered the entire world. One day he found a new fire. A fire so powerful that it could never be extinguished. Man reveled in the thought that he now possessed the powers of the universe. Then in horror, he realized that his new fire could not only create but also destroy. Not only could it burn on land but inside all living creatures; inside his children, the animals, all crops. Man looked around for help, but found none. And so he built a burial chamber deep in the bowels of the earth, a hiding place for the fire to burn, into eternity.”

Neil deGrass Tyson

Cavemens and womens. They had clean air, fresh water, and their food was free range.
Yet theire life expectancy was 35.

Something else matters that improves your life expectancy than just the search for clean air and clean water. There is more going on our lives brought to you by science, innovations and technology.

Barbara Ehrenreich

Morality, as far as I could see, originates in atheism and the realisation that no higher power is coming along to feed the hungry of lift the fallen. Mercy is left entirely to us.

Stephen Hawking

I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street.

Koro-sensei, Assassination Classroom

It is because they are comrades in competition, all fighting earnestly, they can come to an understanding after showing parts of themselves they wouldn’t normally reveal. From time to time, conflict may serve as a chance to bring people closer together.
Every human being has a number of opportunities to break out of their shell and grow. But they can’t make the most of those opportunities on their own. They need tough foes who call on their powers of concentration and allies with whom to share their experiences. And so, I want to be a teacher who can provide these things. To give my students high walls and good friends without losing sight of their moments of growth.
The fact that I’m targetted by everyone is proof that I’m powerful after all.
The difference between the novice and the master is that the master has failed more times than the novice has tried.
Knowing the thight thing to say can make all the difference.
If you chose is, it must be the right path for you.
Broadly speaking, there are two reasons a person feels the desire to teach something: either he wants to pass on his successes or he wants to pass on his failures.
As you go through life, the mighty current of society is bound to get in your way and there will certainly be times things don’t go as you’d hoped. When this happens, do not look to society for a cause. Do not renounce society. Frankly, you’d be wasting your time. Instead, just say, « that’s life! » and muddle your way through with frustration. Once you’re past it, consider: if society’s swift current is tossing you around, how should you be swimming there in its midst?
You don’t always have to stand and face it head-on. You can run, and you can hide. If it’s not against the rules, you can try a sneak attack. You can use unconventional weapons.

Stay determined – not impatient nor discouraged – and with repeated trial and error you’re bound to reach a splendid outcome eventually.


God means many things to many people. Mine is a very close picture of what the sum total of the laws of the Universe would be.

Isaac Asimov

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.


Looking at a thunderstorm is like watching a light show accompanying a great concert, only wishing you could hear the music.