Achievements in Ignorance/Quotes
"It's amazing what one can accomplish when one doesn't know what one can't do."
"I know this defies the law of gravity, but you see, I never studied law."—Bugs Bunny, High-Diving Hare (but to be perfectly honest, it would have easily fit into the end of any episode)
Black Belt: You try walking in a straight line without bumping into wave functions of neighbouring realities!Black Mage: We do it all the time. It's called NOT BEING SO STUPID THAT IT WARPS THE UNIVERSE!
Helen: The console was a rusted mail-sorting machine. I told Dave it was a death ray in need of repair. It couldn't possibly have worked.Helen: He's got fantastic potential, doesn't he?
Mell: But Dave got killed by it!
Snake: Para-Medic?Snake: ???
Para-Medic: What's up?
Snake: You were right.
Para-Medic: About what?
Snake: I ate a Russian glowcap and it charged up my batteries.
Snake: What's wrong?
Para-Medic: I, uh... that's... that's great! Um, Snake, can you excuse me for a second?
Para-Medic: Did you just hear that?
Signit: Yeah. There's no way eating a bioluminescent mushroom would cause your batteries to recharge.
Para-Medic: What do you think it means?
Signit: Beats me...maybe it's all in his mind.
Para-Medic: You mean like a placebo effect?
Signit: Why not? You've seen how gullible he is.
Para-Medic: I guess there's no harm done. Should we let him keep believing it?
Signit: Sounds good to me.
Para-Medic: OK, Snake, I'm back. Yes, the Russian glowcap is a glowing mushroom, so it'll recharge your batteries when you eat it.
Esk, of course, had not been trained, and it is well known that a vital ingredient of success is not knowing that what you're attempting can't be done. A person ignorant of the possibility of failure can be a halfbrick in the path of the bicycle of history.