The emotional ambience at DAC (the Design Automation Conference) is what you get when you pour the excitement of a high school science fair, the sense of the recurring wheel of life from the movie Groundhog Day, and the auld lang syne of a high school re-union, and hit frappe.
Some related quotes–at least I believe them to be:
A glimpse is not a vision. But to a man on a mountain road by night, a glimpse of the next three feet of road may matter more than a vision of the horizon.
C. S. Lewis
Knowing is not understanding. There is a great difference between knowing and understanding: you can know a lot about something and not really understand it.
Knowledge comes by taking things apart: analysis. But wisdom comes by putting things together.
John A. Morrison
The first point of wisdom is to discern that which is false; the second is to know that which is true.
Maturity means reacquiring the seriousness one had as a child at play