Quotes, March 2014

“Life is not transformed by the accumulation of knowledge, but rather the full-on application of specific knowledge.”
-Kamal Ravikant

“Dance like no one is watching. Run like no one is watching. Eat like no one is watching. Welcome to being a human. No one cares about you.”
-Jamie Woodham

“Governments don’t want a population capable of critical thinking, they want obedient workers, people just smart enough to run the machines and just dumb enough to passively accept their situation.You have no choice. You have owners. They own you. They own everything. They own all the important land. They own, and control the corporations. They’ve long since bought, and paid for the Senate, the Congress, the state houses, the city halls, they got the judges in their back pockets and they own all the big media companies, so they control just about all of the news and information you get to hear.”
-George Carlin

“Postpone joy, it will diminish. Postpone a problem, it will grow.”
-Paulo Coelho

“We don’t really want things. We want the feelings we think those things will give us.”
-Garry Tan

“I was really into DIY projects until I realized that if you just give people money, they’ll do all that stuff for you.”

“There are two ways to become famous. Degrade yourself or have talent. The first way is easier.”
-Gary Janetti

“Every time you hear the word globalism, you should hear three things: 1. wealth uncoupled from work product, 2. lifestyle as a reflection of your personal self-worth, 3. you give up control of the capital, and by capital I mean you.”
-The Last Psychiatrist

“Emotional suffering ceases to be suffering as soon as we form a clear and precise picture of it.”
-Baruch Spinoza

“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself”

“You can always make more ideas, but you can’t make more time. If you decide to work on an idea, make sure you’re serious about it. Sleep on it, think about it, share it with other people. If you’re still crazy passionate about it, then do it.”
-Nick Pettit

“Serious journalists often imagine society is adrift because people don’t know certain things. Yet often, they know but just don’t care. So the task of serious journalism isn’t just to lay out truths. It is to make vital truths compelling to a big audience.”
-Alain de Botton

“Contra the prevailing belief, “success” isn’t being on top of a hierarchy, it is standing outside all hierarchies.”
-Nassim Taleb

“What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.”
-Herbert Simon