Quotes

  • “At first people will say it’s impossible. Later, they’ll say it was obvious.” – Sarah Teichmann

 

  • “Live in the future, then build what’s missing.” – Paul Buchheit

 

  • “Time is like a river that will take you forward into encounters with reality that will require you to make decisions. You can’t stop the movement down this river, and you can’t avoid the encounters. You can only approach these encounters in the best way possible.” – Ray Dalio

 

  • “Constraints give your life shape. Remove them and most people have no idea what to do.” – Paul Graham

 

  • “The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities.” – Stephen Hawking

 

  • “The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” – Walter Bagehot

 

  • “For that matter, few ideas are as crazy as my favorite thing, running. It’s hard. It’s painful. It’s risky. The rewards are few and far from guaranteed. When you run around an oval track, or down an empty road, you have no real destination. At least, none that can fully justify the effort. The act itself becomes the destination. It’s not just that there’s no finish line; it’s that you define the finish line.” – Phil Knight

 

  • “Everyday is a rededication.” – Martin Scorsese

 

  • “Beauty and brains, pleasure and usability – they should go hand in hand.” – Donald Norman

 

  • “Form follows function – that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.” – Frank Lloyd Wright”Technology and people are variables in the same equation. As early as 1906, sociologist Georg Simmel foretold that the sophistication of products, gadgets, and media has, does, and will continue to outpace the sophistication of our individual, subjective experience. In other words, many think the future is “out there” in tech entrepreneurship. I believe we must also challenge technology to look within: and what we find may be just as relevant to our technological (and societal) destiny.” – Neal Patel

 

  • “The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.”  – Paul Farmer”There is no better resource for improving the world and bettering the state of humanity than the world’s humans – all 7.1 billion of us.” – Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee

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