Points to Ponder
[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