Well, usually people start their thesis with a quote. So as I was procrastinating today, I decided it’s time to start thinking about such mundane details. So I searched and searched for a suitable quote, that wasn’t used by one of my colleague in near past.
I came across a forum at phdcomics.com, called: “Thesis Quote”. It’s not active any more (last post was in 2007). Anyways, I went through the forum and found some absolutely brilliant and hilarious quotes people have mentioned. Obviously, I can’t use them to begin my thesis, but it was great to laugh out while reading these. Here are few examples:
“I've put my heart and soul into this work....and lost my mind in the process.” --Van Gogh
"Free at last, free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last."
"Only through suffering comes wisdom." -- Zeus
“This thesis will not solve the problem of world hunger ... but it will for me at least.”
"In the beginning the Universe was created. This made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move." -- Douglas Adams
"The definition of madness is to do the same thing you've always done it in the same way and expect a different result." --Anon
"The definition of research is to do the same thing you've always done it in the same way and get a different result every time." --The Author
“One could of-course say that any thesis should carry a health warning to the reader, but it's rarely insisted upon.”
And the best one was:
"Abandon all hope, ye who enter here."
Yes, to be written in the beginning of the thesis.
P.S.: BTW, I am still looking for a nice quote to begin the thesis. Any help will be appreciated. Just FYI, most of the Einstein’s quotes are already taken (he is so popular among the science geeks like us), so I need to find someone else..