Thoughts on phones

Published: Dec 9, 2017

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The only still centre of my life is Macbeth. To go back to doing this bloody, crazed, insane mass-murderer is a huge relief after trying to get my cellphone replaced.
—Patrick Stewart

Middle age is when you’re sitting at home on a Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn’t for you.
—Ogden Nash

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Mr Watson—Come here —I want to see you. (First intelligible words spoken over the telephone.)
—Alexander Graham Bell

Apparently we love our cellphones, but we hate everyone else’s.
—Joe Bob Briggs

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To be happy in this world, first you need a cellphone and then you need an airplane. Then you’re truly wireless.
—Ted Turner


The telephone is the greatest nuisance among conveniences, the greatest convenience among nuisances.
—Robert Staughton Lynd

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The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink.
—Fran Lebowitz


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You’d be surprised how difficult it is to relinquish a cellphone.
—Adrien Brody


g_101571_john_c_mather_280x210.jpgOne of the most powerful scientific tools ever invented is the telephone.
—John C Mather

Images: Stewart: Axel Schmidt / Reuters; Brody: Regis Duvignau / Reuters; Bell: Stock Montage / Getty Images; Lebowitz: Danny Moloshok/ Reuters; Mather: Kevin Lamarque / Reuters; Turner: Phil Mccarten / Reuters
 

(This story appears in the 22 December, 2017 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from Magzter.com. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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