" … concepts which have proved useful for ordering things easily assume so great an authority over us, that we forget their terrestrial origin and accept them as unalterable facts. They then become labeled as "conceptual necessities", "a priori situations", etc. The road of scientific progress is frequently blocked for long periods by such errors."
(Panel by Jack Kirby, Joey Cavalieri, Adrian Gonzales et al, from Super Powers #1, 1984)
“I’m not absolutely certain of the facts, but I rather fancy it’s Shakespeare who says that it’s always just when a fellow is feeling particularly braced with things in general that Fate sneaks up behind him with the bit of lead piping.”
P G Wodehouse, Carry On Jeeves
(Panel by Curt Swan, Jerry Seigel, George Klein et al, from “Brainiac’s Super-Revenge”, Action Comics #280. 1961)
"No machinery in the world functions so precisely as this apparatus of men and, moreover, so cheaply … Rational calculation … reduces every worker to a cog in this bureaucratic machine and, seeing himself in this light, he will merely ask how to transform himself into a somewhat bigger cog … The passion for bureaucratisation drives us to despair."
(Panel by Tony Bedard, Claude St. Aubin et al, from R.E.B.E.L.S. #18, 2010)