I have been a devotee of Murphy’s Law for years now and I thought I would share a few of my favourites with all of you.
As an optimist, I try and embrace the good side of life and to persecute relentlessly the things that could make my life a living hell if I let them.
In this context Murphy’s Laws are at the absolute opposite of my optimism as they are all extremely pessimistic but, as in everything it is usually the things that we don’t agree with that make us smile, my post on Borats movie attempted to highlight the need to express and laugh about things even if we don’t agree with them at all.
Hence, after this preparatory speech here are the above mentioned quotes:
“If anything can go wrong, it will”
“If you perceive that there are four possible ways in which a procedure can go wrong, and circumvent these, then a fifth way, unprepared for, will promptly develop.”
“Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.”
“If builders built buildings the way programmers wrote programs, then the first woodpecker that came along would destroy civilization.”
“Tell a man there are 300 billion stars in the universe and he'll believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint on it and he'll have to touch to be sure.”
“If there is a possibility of several things going wrong the one that will cause the most damage will be the one to go wrong.”
“Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence.”
“The amount of love someone feels for you is inversely proportional to how much you love them.”
“The qualities that most attract a woman to a man are usually the same ones she can't stand years later.”
“Sex is hereditary. If your parents never had it, chances are you won't either.”
“If the effort that went in research on the female bosom had gone into our space program, we would now be running hot-dog stands on the moon.”
And remember “Smile, it makes people wonder what you are thinking.”