What is speculate?

Famous quotes containing the word speculate:

    October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    It is marvelous indeed to watch on television the rings of Saturn close; and to speculate on what we may yet find at galaxy’s edge. But in the process, we have lost the human element; not to mention the high hope of those quaint days when flight would create “one world.” Instead of one world, we have “star wars,” and a future in which dumb dented human toys will drift mindlessly about the cosmos long after our small planet’s dead.
    Gore Vidal (b. 1925)

    I tell it stories now and then
    and feed it images like honey.
    I will not speculate today
    with poems that think they’re money.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)