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By Anonym 14 Sep

Randall Munroe

I think the comic that's gotten me the most feedback is actually the one about the stoplights. Noticing when the stoplights are in sync, or calculating the length of your strides between floor tiles - normal people notice that kind of stuff, but a certain kind of person will do some calculations.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randall Munroe

If at first you don't succeed, that's one data point.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randall Munroe

I never trust anyone who's more excited about success than about doing the thing they want to be successful at.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randall Munroe

Things are rarely just crazy enough to work, but they're frequently just crazy enough to fail hilariously.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randall Munroe

The universe is probably littered with the one-planet graves of cultures which made the sensible economic decision that there's no good reason to go into space-each discovered, studied, and remembered by the ones who made the irrational decision.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randall Munroe

I used to work at NASA in Virginia. It was nothing glamorous; I was just tasked with making code compile for obscure projects, and I wasn't very good at it. Now I spend most of my time drawing pictures and looking at funny things on the Internet, which in retrospect is largely what I did at my old job, too.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Randall Munroe

If you were standing in the path of the beam, you would obviously die pretty quickly. You wouldn't really die of anything, in the traditional sense. You would just stop being biology and start being physics.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randall Munroe

Take wrong turns. Talk to strangers. Open unmarked doors. And if you see a group of people in a field, go find out what they are doing. Do things without always knowing how they'll turn out.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randall Munroe

Our brains have just one scale, and we resize our experiences to fit.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Randall Munroe

I have never seen a work of fiction so perfectly capture the out-of-nowhere shock of discovering that you've just bricked something important because you didn't pay enough attention to a loose wire.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randall Munroe

I read comics and I did science, and never really put them together until I accidentally found myself in the middle of one.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randall Munroe

I'm not sure why we romanticize 'young love,' or love in general...It just leads to the idea that either your love is pure, perfect and eternal, and you are storybook-compatible in every way with no problems, or you're LYING when you say 'I love you.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Randall Munroe

Whatever happened to our dreams? The infinite possibilities each day holds should stagger the mind. The sheer number of experiences I could have is uncountable, breathtaking, and I'm sitting here refreshing my inbox. We live trapped in loops, reliving a few days over and over, and we envision only a handful of paths laid out ahead of us. We see the same things each day, we respond the same way, we think the same thoughts, each day a slight variation on the last, every moment smoothly following the gentle curves of societal norms. We act like if we just get through today, tomorrow our dreams will come back to us. And no, I don't have all the answers. I don't know how to jolt myself into seeing what each moment could become. But I do know one thing: the solution doesn't involve watering down my every little idea and creative impulse for the sake of someday easing my fit into a mold. It doesn't involve tempering my life to better fit someone's expectations. It doesn't involve constantly holding back for fear of shaking things up. This is very important, so I want to say it as clearly as I can: FUCK. THAT. SHIT.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randall Munroe

What people don't appreciate, when they picture Terminator-style automatons striding triumphantly across a mountain of human skulls, is how hard it is to keep your footing on something as unstable as a mountain of human skulls. Most humans probably couldn't manage it, and they've had a lifetime of practice at walking without falling over.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randall Munroe

There are so many adventures that you miss because you're waiting to think of a plan. To find them, look for tiny interesting choices. And remember that you are always making up the future as you go.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randall Munroe

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can make me think I deserved it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randall Munroe

A million people can call the mountains a fiction, yet it need not trouble you as you stand atop them.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randall Munroe

But I’ve never seen the Icarus story as a lesson about the limitations of humans. I see it as a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randall Munroe

The scholarly authorities on freezing to death seem to be, unsurprisingly, Canadians.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randall Munroe

Man, Farmville is so huge! Do you realize its the second-biggest browser-based social-networking-centered farming game in the world?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Randall Munroe

So Yoda sounds like our best bet as an energy source. But with world electricity consumption pushing 2 terawatts, it would take a hundred million Yodas to meet our demands. All things considered, switching to Yoda power probably isn't worth the trouble — though it would definitely be green.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randall Munroe

It's tempting to just write a comic called 'Everyone Mail Randall Munroe Twenty Bucks' - maybe it would work, and I could just close down the 'xkcd' store and sit on a beach and draw pictures and make snarky Reddit posts for the rest of my life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randall Munroe

One of the things I've learned with doing 'xkcd' is that you sort of give people, 'Here's the thing, and here's the button you can press to get another thing.' Sometimes that can be more easy to digest than, 'Here's a long page of things.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randall Munroe

Google owns YouTube, and recently, I drew a comic about an idea for a YouTube feature - which they actually took seriously and implemented. So I'm thinking that maybe we'll have a future where Google is 'xkcd.'

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randall Munroe

Space is about 100 kilometers away. That’s far away—I wouldn’t want to climb a ladder to get there—but it isn’t that far away. If you’re in Sacramento, Seattle, Canberra, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Phnom Penh, Cairo, Beijing, central Japan, central Sri Lanka, or Portland, space is closer than the sea.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randall Munroe

If 'other people have experiences incorrectly' is annoying to you, think how unbearable it must be to have a condescending stranger tell you they hate the way you're experiencing your life at just the moment you've found something you want to remember.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randall Munroe

The explosion would be just the right size to maximize the amount of paperwork your lab would face. If the explosion were smaller, you could potentially cover it up. If it were larger, there would be no one left in the city to submit paperwork to.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Randall Munroe

Oooh, look at me, I looked up a quote!

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randall Munroe

News networks giving a greater voice to viewers because the social web is so popular are like a chef on the Titanic who, seeing the looming iceberg and fleeing customers, figures ice is the future and starts making snow cones.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Randall Munroe

Websites that collect quotes are full of mistakes and never check original sources

By Anonym 13 Sep

Randall Munroe

Correlation doesn’t imply causation, but it does waggle its eyebrows suggestively and gesture furtively while mouthing ‘look over there.’

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randall Munroe

The thing about the Internet is that you can write something... for a very narrow audience and make a living at it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randall Munroe

I think the really cool and compelling thing about math and physics is that it opens up entry to all these hypotheticals - or at least, it gives you the language to talk about them. But at the same time, if a scenario is completely disconnected from reality, it's not all that interesting.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randall Munroe

The universe is probably littered with one-planet graves

By Anonym 19 Sep

Randall Munroe

Then the 92nd little pig built a house out of depleted uranium and the wolf was like, "dude.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randall Munroe

The role of gender in society is the most complicated thing I’ve ever spent a lot of time learning about, and I’ve spent a lot of time learning about quantum mechanics.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Randall Munroe

When designing an interface, imagine that your program is all that stands between the user and hot, sweaty, tangled-bedsheets-fingertips-digging-into-the-back sex.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Randall Munroe

It's weird how I am constantly surprised by the passage of time when it's literally the most predictable thing in the Universe.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randall Munroe

I've always thought that one of the the great thing about physics is that you can add more digits to any number and see what happens and nobody can stop you.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Randall Munroe

Once I got married, I started working from an office. I found that having somewhere to go that isn't my house is mentally helpful: 'This is the place where I answer email and write blog posts,' and 'over there is the place where I do the dishes.