Quotes: Crippling Overspecialization

It's simple: overspecialize, and you breed in weakness. It's slow death.
Major Motoko Kusanagi, Ghost in the Shell

This was not done by blaculas, but I'm not willing to rule out Caucasian vampires.
Jefferson Twilight, Blacula Hunter, The Venture Bros.

The Spy: Haw Haw! What are you going to do, run five miles away and shoot me?
The Sniper: Ye- No... (How did he know?)

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
Nicholas Murray Butler

A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.

Let no way be my way.

I built a comp-sci major and the game locked me in a room with a robo-bully and his fully automatic arm cannon.
Penny Arcade, on the boss battles in Deus Ex: Human Revolution

He who is skilled with a hammer thinks everything is a nail.
Abraham Maslow

Jeremy Clarkson: Unlike James', mine is white. It's also absolutely excellent. The tiller on the front is used for mine-clearance, but it can also be used for pulling down houses... in my mind. *looks away* What?
Richard Hammond: It's a bit focused on one thing, isn't it? Mine clearance. That's what it is: a mine clearing machine.
Jeremy: Yes.
Richard: But we're not clearing mines, we're knocking a house down. You've focused on one thing, and we're not doing that thing.
James May: It's a very specialized piece of equipment, this.
Jeremy: Incredibly specialized. The cab is on hydraulic rams. It senses your weight and raises it to the correct height so if there is a blast underneath, you're cushioned from that blast.
Richard: Again. Amazing, but it won't be. Because we're not clearing a minefield, we're knocking houses down.
You should not have a favorite weapon. To become over−familiar with one weapon is as much a fault as not knowing it sufficiently well.

Disgust: Riley is acting so weird. Why is she acting so weird?
Anger: What do you expect? All the islands are down!
Disgust: Joy would know what to do.
Fear: That's it! Until she gets back, we just do what Joy would do!
Disgust: Great idea! Anger, Fear, Disgust... how are we supposed to be happy!? Hmm?
Jill: Hey, Riley, I've got good news! I found a junior hockey league right here in San Francisco, and get this: tryouts are tomorrow after school. What luck, right?
Anger: Hockey?
Disgust: Uh-oh, what do we do?
Fear: Guys... uh... (stammers incoherently) Here! (shoves Disgust to the controls) You-you pretend to be Joy!
Jill: Won't it be great to be back out on the ice?
Riley: (Disgust presses a button, resulting in a sarcastic response) Oh, yeah. That sounds fantastic.
Fear: What was THAT!? That wasn't anything like Joy!
Disgust: Uh, because I'm not Joy?
Fear: Yeah! No kidding!