Full of Sound and Fury

“Academic politics is the most vicious and bitter form of politics, because the stakes are so low.” – Wallace Stanley Sayre

“This is a metaphor indicating that you need not argue about every little feature just because you know enough to do so. Some people have commented that the amount of noise generated by a change is inversely proportional to the complexity of the change.”

“That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury
Signifying nothing.” — Macbeth (Act 5, Scene 5, lines 25-28

“In an infinite universe, the one thing sentient life cannot afford to have is a sense of proportion.” – Douglas Adams