“It was possible to graduate from passive to active, to take the thing that had once driven you nearly to madness as a neutral prize of no more than academic interest.”
— Steven King. Read The Shining on Kindle.
11:52 pm • 13 April 2014
“People came to this country for either money or freedom. If you don’t have money, you cling to your freedoms all the more angrily. Even if smoking kills you, even if you can’t afford to feed your kids, even if your kids are getting shot down by maniacs with assault rifles. You may be poor, but the one thing nobody can take away from you is the freedom to fuck up your life whatever way you want to.”
— Jonathan Franzen. Read Freedom on kindle.
11:28 pm • 13 April 2014
“You know, development sometimes is viewed as a project in which you give people things and nothing much happens, which is perfectly valid, but if you just focus on that, then you’d also have to say that venture capital is pretty stupid, too. Its hit rate is pathetic. But occasionally, you get successes, you fund a Google or something, and suddenly venture capital is vaunted as the most amazing field of all time. Our hit rate in development is better than theirs, but we should strive to make it better.”
— Bill Gates via Rolling Stone
5:38 pm • 25 March 2014