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.
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.
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
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
The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink.
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
You’d be surprised how difficult it is to relinquish a cellphone.
One of the most powerful scientific tools ever invented is the telephone.
—John C Mather
(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.)