Actually, the essence of boredom is to be found in the obsessive search for novelty. Satisfaction lies in mindful repetition, the discovery of endless richness in subtle variations on familiar themes. -- George Leonard, Mastery.
The direct pursuit of happiness is a recipe for an unhappy life. -- Donald Campbell
There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home. -- Ken Olson, President, Digital Equipment Corporation, 1977
Don't have good ideas if you aren't willing to be responsible for them. -- Alan Perlis
For complex systems, the compiler and development environment need to be in the same language that its supporting. It's the only way to grow code. -- Alan Kay
In general, we can think of data as defined by some collection of selectors and constructors, together with specified conditions that these procedures must fulfill in order to be a valid representation. -- SICP, What is meant by data?
I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse. –Florence Nightingale
The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. –Ayn Rand
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –Anne Frank
I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. ~Diane Ackerman