Points to Pon­der

Reader's Digest International - - Drama In Real Life -

[SPAM] MAY MUTATE, but it’s not go­ing to stop. Spam is where evil meets ad­ver­tis­ing, and no one has ever got­ten rid of ei­ther of them.


Ya­hoo anti-spam ar­chi­tect, in the New York Times

YOU HAVE TO make what you want to see in the world. That is ba­si­cally your obli­ga­tion if you’re an artist. For that mat­ter, even if you’re a plumber.

CAR­RIE MAE WEEMS, pho­tog­ra­pher, in Lenny

FROM OR­BIT you see the re­peated pat­terns of hu­man set­tle­ment and civ­i­liza­tion, and in­evitably start to sense that each of us in­her­ently wants the same things out of life—joy, grace, time and sta­bil­ity to think, bet­ter op­por­tu­ni­ties for our chil­dren, laugh­ter, some­one to love. The pre­cept of Us and Them is one that is taught; it’s not the fun­da­men­tal re­al­ity.

CHRIS HADFIELD, astro­naut, on Red­dit.com

SOME­ONE ONCE TOLD ME that the se­cret to suc­cess is be­ing the per­son who other peo­ple want to see suc­ceed. It’s more im­por­tant than tal­ent, brains, or luck.

DICK PAR­SONS, for­mer Time Warner CEO, in Van­ity Fair

I’ve no­ticed a par­al­lel be­tween adult tantrums and child tantrums ... I des­per­ately want to walk up to cer­tain peo­ple ... and say,

“Talk to your body. Just use your words.”

KRIS­TEN BELL, ac­tress, in Red­book

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