The idea of freedom is inspiring. But what does it mean? If you are free in a political sense but have no food, what's that? The freedom to starve?
Pretty much, Apple and Dell are the only ones in this industry making money. They make it by being Wal-Mart. We make it by innovation.
I like to think of myself at home in the armchair, writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well supplied with it.
We can't become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Blessed are the cracked, for they shall let in the light.
Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
Rich men's houses are seldom beautiful, rarely comfortable, and never original. It is a constant source of surprise to people of moderate means to observe how little a big fortune contributes to Beauty.
All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
Society is now one polished horde, Formed of two mighty tribes, The Bores and the Bored.
Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
We can work together for a better world with men and women of goodwill, those who radiate the intrinsic goodness of humankind.
Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.
Humility is attentive patience.
Central banks don't have divine wisdom. They try to do the best analysis they can and must be prepared to stand or fall by the quality of that analysis.
All is mine but nothing owned, nothing owned for memory, and mine only while I look.
Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.
My specialty is detached malevolence.