"All this adds up to is a philosophy which can be succinctly expressed as 'love the assets, not sweat the assets' and 'just in case, not just in time".
... on Japanese railway practice.
"The worst linguistic poseurs are those who use the word 'feedback'. It is the number one pretentious word. "
"A management technique is something which can be used instead of a brain."
" Do you want a new building, a DNA sequencer, or a salaried post?"
... of Beaston Institute for Cancer, Glasgow
"We can only discuss quality when we are sure of purpose. "
"In my experience low maintenance means impossible to maintain."
Sir Bernard Fielden