Who Said It: Elon Musk or a Fictional Mad Scientist?

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Elon Musk is a pretty eccentric guy, but there's a limit to his madness, right? Let us know if that limit does, in fact, exist.

"It is remarkable how many things you can explode. I'm just lucky I have all my fingers."

Musk said this regarding his childhood experiments.


"I would like to die on Mars. Just not on impact."

Musk said this in 2013 to a crowd at SXSW (South by Southwest), when discussing the appeal of traveling to Mars.


"If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour ... you're gonna see some serious s#@t."

Brown (Christopher Lloyd) said this to Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) in the 1985 hit "Back to the Future."


"Crazy, am I? We'll see whether I'm crazy or not."

This was said by Dr. Henry Frankenstein to his friend Victor Moritz in the 1931 movie "Frankenstein." The good doctor was working to create a living being from body parts.


"My mentality is that of a samurai. I would rather commit <i>seppuku </i>than fail."

Musk said these words to a potential investor as a way of explaining his thought process.


"That's my lesson for taking a vacation: Vacation will kill you."

In 2000, after nearly perishing from malaria contracted during a trip to Brazil and South Africa, Musk came to this conclusion.


"Why make trillions when we could make ... billions? "

Hopefully this was an easy one. Dr. Evil (Mike Myers) uttered this in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me."


"Nuclear reactors could -- heh, I'm sorry, Mr. President -- nuclear reactors could provide power almost indefinitely."

Dr. Strangelove (Peter Sellers) said this to President Merkin Muffley (also Peter Sellers) in 1964's "Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb."


"My family fears that the Russians will assassinate me."

Nope, not Dr. Strangelove this time. This was said by Musk according to the book "Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future" by Ashlee Vance.


"Things one can't do, are the ones I want to."

This was said by Dr. Jekyll in the 1931 flick "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde."


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