I hope climate science becomes the big thing. And then what I want is electrical engineers to solve the world's energy problems, energy distribution problems. I want mechanical engineers to make better transportation systems. I want chemical engineers to develop better solar panels, and so on.
When I leave this world, I don't want to leave just having a well-known name but having made a difference.
I have a foot here and a foot in some spirit world. There are many more layers to reality, and that permeates my life and my writing in a very natural way. I don't even think about it.
There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to events or objects in the world.
Ideas are powerful because they allow us to see the world as it could be, rather than what it is.
The thing about the end of the world is that not just the West collapses, the whole world does.
The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a man is lucky to get out of it alive.
World — quotes and aphorisms
Much of the world's moral compass is broken. The moral north reads south and the moral south reads north.
The average person puts only 25% of his energy and ability into his work. The world takes off its hat to those who put in more than 50% of their capacity, and stands on its head for those few and far between souls who devote 100%.
President Obama has almost doubled our national debt to more than $19 trillion, and growing. And yet, what do we have to show for it? Our roads and bridges are falling apart, our airports are in Third World condition, and forty-three million Americans are on food stamps.
A kid in Minecraft can build a world and inhabit it through play. We have the possibility to build the world that we want to inhabit.
The equal right of all citizens to health, education, work, food, security, culture, science, and wellbeing — that is, the same rights we proclaimed when we began our struggle, in addition to those which emerge from our dreams of justice and equality for all inhabitants of our world — is what I wish for all.
I am one of the lucky people in the world: I found something I always wanted to do, and I have enjoyed every single minute of it.
I think that's one of the greatest gifts you get if you're successful at something like music or film or photography — any of the arts — you can sit there and think. It's so much fun to sit there and think and wonder about the world and the universe.