Funny is a very sad way because it has the appearance of being deep, but
it’s really not.
As we know,
There are known knowns.
There are things we know we know.
We also know
There are known unknowns.
That is to say
We know there are some things
We do not know.
But there are also unknown unknowns,
The ones we don’t know
We don’t know.
– Feb. 12, 2002, Department of Defense news briefing
Once in a while,
I’m standing here, doing something.
And I think,
“What in the world am I doing here?”
It’s a big surprise.
â€”May 16, 2001, interview with the New York Times