Quotes and aphorisms (page 9)
The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
People sometimes ask me if it is a sin in the Church of Emacs to use vi. Using a free version of vi is not a sin; it is a penance. So happy hacking.
No man ever wetted clay and then left it, as if there would be bricks by chance and fortune.
I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment, don't understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don't understand that it's the responsibility of the citizen to speak out.
Why do alcoholics begin down the same hazardous road day after day? They are in search of that elusive window of well-being that opens when you drink your way out of a hangover and aren't yet drunk all over again. The alcoholic's day consists of trying to keep that window open.
By the way, intelligence to me isn't just being book-smart or having a college degree; it's trusting your gut instincts, being intuitive, thinking outside the box, and sometimes just realizing that things need to change and being smart enough to change it.
Life is all about balance, and there are certain times of the year — birthday, anniversary, holidays — that are meant to be enjoyed without guilt. That being said, Thanksgiving is a meal — it's not a Thanksgiving day, and it's not a Thanksgiving week.
Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.
Devices are getting smarter — your television, your car — and that means more data spread around. There needs to be a fabric that connects all these devices. That's what we do.
A lot of really great, innovative things have happened when people just didn't know it wasn't supposed to be possible.
You pretend to be more eccentric than you actually are because you fear you are an interchangeable cog.
If our faith is the most important part of our lives, then our religious views influence every other part of our lives, including our political views.