Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can`t lose.
The more I learn about the universe, the less convinced I am that there`s any sort of benevolent force that has anything to do with it, at all.
Too many people have opinions on things they know nothing about. And the more ignorant they are, the more opinions they have.
If you show somebody a piece of your work and you ask them ‘What do you think? ’, they will probably say it’s okay because they don’t want to offend you. Next time, instead of asking if it’s right, ask them what’s wrong. They may not say what you want to hear, but the chances are they will give you a truthful criticism. Truth hurts, but in the long run it’s better than a pat on the back.
People are like sheep: they follow the leader, It is the leader who has a point of view about which way they should go. Having an original point of view or angle is a novelty. Recognising its value is intelligent. Having the courage to stand up for it in tlie face of public opinion is what makes you a winner.
When people don't have to worry about having their basic needs met, they care a lot more about having products and leaders that represent who they are.
Google is great at helping us find what we know we want, but not at finding what we don't know we want.
The personalized environment is very good at answering the questions we have but not at suggesting questions or problems that are out of our sight altogether. It brings to mind the famous Pablo Picasso quotation: "Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."
Consuming information that conforms to our ideas of the world is easy and pleasurable; consuming information that challenges us to think in new ways or question our assumptions is frustrating and difficult.
By definition, a world constructed from the familiar is a world in which there's nothing to learn. If personalization is too acute, it could prevent us from coming into contact with the mind-blowing, preconception-shattering experiences and ideas that change how we think about the world and ourselves.
Facts are like cows. If you look them in the face hard enough they generally run away.
We are each entitled to our own opinion, but no one is entitled to his own facts.
If you build a person without any bones in him he may look fair enough to the eye, but he will be limber and cannot stand up; and I consider that evidence is the bones of an opinion.
I say that [if] you never take the trouble to find out which side is right or wrong you have no right to express an opinion. You are not fit to vote. You should not be allowed to vote.