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?
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.
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.
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.
Jeremy: You wait.
— Top Gear note
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.