Some Quotes

Can't remember :(
I’m not interested in winning. I’m interested in playing bigger and better games. I’m interested in expanding.
Jaron Lanier
We cannot have a society in which, if two people wish to communicate, the only way that can happen is if it’s financed by a third person who wishes to manipulate them.
Edward Snowden
Arguing that you don’t care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don’t care about free speech because you have nothing to say
How to Magically Connect with Anyone, Brian Miller
…but to listen to the answers and listen to understand. Don’t just listen to respond or to reply…
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Disobedience is the true foundation of liberty. The obedient must be slaves.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Life isn’t about finding yourself; it’s about creating yourself. So live the life you imagined
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Our life is frittered away by detail….simplify, simplify
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
It is not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
I make myself rich by making my wants few
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Most of the luxuries and many of the so-called comforts of life are not only indispensable but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms…
William Wallace
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
Joseph Chilton Pearce
To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.
Eloise Ristad
When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give
Mark Twain
Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage
Elaine S. Dalton
If you desire to make a difference in the world, you must be different from the world.
No idea
We regard some people as intellectual but sometimes it turns up that they are just walking literature
Martin Luther King
One day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. I have a dream today.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
I learned this, at least, by my experiment; that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours. . . . In proportion as he simplifies his life, the laws of the universe will appear less complex, and solitude will not be solitude, nor poverty poverty, nor weakness weakness.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Mistrust all enterprises that require new clothes.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Love your life, poor as it is. You may perhaps have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours, even in a poor-house.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
I have always been regretting that I was not as wise as the day I was born.
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
I see young men, my townsmen, whose misfortune it is to have inherited farms, houses, barns, cattle, and farming tools; for these are more easily acquired than got rid of. Better if they had been born in the open pasture and suckled by a wolf, that they might have seen with clearer eyes what field they were called to labor in. Who made them serfs of the soil?
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
As for the Pyramids, there is nothing to wonder at in them so much as the fact that so many men could be found degraded enough to spend their lives constructing a tomb for some ambitious booby, whom it would have been wiser and manlier to have drowned in the Nile.
Waking Life movie
The sea refuses no river. The idea is to remain in a state of constant departure while always arriving. Saves on introductions and good-byes. The ride does noti require an explanation. Just occupants.
Waking Life movie
It’s like your life is yours to create.
Waking Life movie
Nevertheless, what you do makes a difference. It makes a difference, first of all, in material terms. Makes a difference to other people and it sets an example.
Waking Life movie
Creation seems to come out of imperfection. It seems to come out of a striving and a frustration.
Waking Life movie
I think, is when we use that same system of symbols to communicate all the abstract and intangible things that we’re experiencing. What is, like, frustration? Or what is anger or love? When I say “love,” the sound comes out of my mouth and it hits the other person’s ear, travels through this Byzantine conduit in their brain, you know, through their memories of love or lack of love, and they register what I’m saying and they say yes, they understand. But how do I know they understand? Because words are inert. They’re just symbols. They’re dead, you know? And so much of our experience is intangible. So much of what we perceive cannot be expressed. It’s unspeakable.
Waking Life movie

“There are two kinds of sufferers in this world: those who suffer from a lack of life and those who suffer from an overabundance of life. I’ve always found myself in the second category. When you come to think of it, almost all human behavior and activity is not essentially any different from animal behavior. The most advanced technologies and craftsmanship bring us, at best, up to the super-chimpanzee level. Actually, the gap between, say, Plato or Nietzsche and the average human is greater than the gap between that chimpanzee and the average human. The realm of the real spirit, the true artist, the saint, the philosopher, is rarely achieved.

Why so few? Why is world history and evolution not stories of progress but rather this endless and futile addition of zeroes. No greater values have developed. Hell, the Greeks 3,000 years ago were just as advanced as we are. So what are these barriers that keep people from reaching anywhere near their real potential? The answer to that can be found in another question, and that’s this: Which is the most universal human characteristic – fear or laziness?” ― Louis Mackey