"It's not the act of observation which makes things inherently uncertain--it's the system itself which is uncertain. We blame it on us, the observers, but this is merely a convenient excuse, for the uncertainty is actually built into the world. A particle can never have two definite atributes--direction and position. If you define one, the other fades into determinism. And so: there is no way to know everything. You must choose your knowledge."
"The Japanese have a saying: Shiranu ga hotoke...
You must be prepared not to know what you want to know...you must be prepared for the question to be the answer."
"...two different types of Norwegian-Nynorsk and Bokmal...
nynorsk was the language invented for the people, not the elite, who all spoke Bokmal.
Bokmal is really a kind of bastardized Danish."