Quotes

"Context adds 80 IQ points."
Alan Kay

"You've got to have a purpose in life."
Arnold Schwarzenegger

"The earth is but one country and mankind its citizens."
Baha'u'llah

"A mathematician, like a painter or poet, is a maker of patterns. If his patterns are more permanent than theirs, it is because they are made with ideas."
G. H. Hardy

"Invention is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration"
Thomas Edison

"Which path are you seeing right now that you could take, which will never be available in your life again?"
Michael Seibel

"You are making the kids cry and you know it well."
My 5 year old son, talking to all adults

"If I had to choose between my kids getting good grades and working on ambitious projects of their own, I’d pick the projects."
Paul Graham

"If you're a maker, resist being told what to do by people who aren't".
Paul Graham

"Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist."
Picasso

"One way to open your eyes to unnoticed beauty is to ask yourself: What if I had never seen this before? What if I knew I would never see it again." Rachel Carson

"What are the important problems of your field? ...[]If what you are doing is not important, and if you don't think it is going to lead to something important, why are you [] working on it?"
Richard Hamming

"Focusing is about saying no."
Steve Jobs

"You are just a rounding error."
Yahoo Executive to Reddit Founders

When you stand back at a sufficient distance, you can see ideas spreading through groups of people like waves.
Tara Ploughman