“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson
“Q: Do you ever examine yourself to say, why is that you are so fearless compared to other people?
Ai WeiWei Answer: I was so fearful, that’s not fearless. I am more fearful than other people, may be, then I act more brave because I know the danger is really there. If you don’t act, the dangers become stronger.” – Ai WeiWei in PBS Frontline video “Who is afraid of Ai Weiwei?” (time code: ~17:25)
Here is a new addition to my list of quotes I love.
“You don’t know what you can learn until you try to learn.” – Nobel Economist Ronald Coase, in an interview conducted on 28th & 29th, December 2010 when he was 100 years old
The following three English quotes were embedded in the first synthetic cell.
“To life, to err, to fail, to triumph, and to recreate life out of life.” – by James Joyce
“See things, not as they are, but as they might be.” – from “American Prometheus”
“What I cannot build, I cannot understand.” by Richard Feynman
Added the above quotes to “Quotes I Love“.
“It used to be the case that there was a canon, a body of knowledge shared by all educated men and women. Now, we need the skills of a scout, the ability to learn, to follow a trail, to make sense out of faint clues, and to recognize the way forward through confused thickets. We need a sense of direction that carries us onward through the wood despite our twists and turns. We need “soft eyes” that take in everything we see, not just what we are looking for.” – Tim O’Reilly [via edge]
I’ve added the above highlighted portion to quotes I love.