Never believe that a few caring people can’t change the world. For, indeed, that’s all who ever have.
Margaret Mead, anthropologist
A recipe is a story that ends with a good meal.
Pat Conroy, author of The Prince of Tides
If architects weren’t arrogant, they wouldn’t be architects. I don’t know a modest good architect.
Philip Johnson, architect
HBO is not an advertiser-based model, it’s a subscription model. So what’s significant to HBO is not necessarily the debut of an episode, it’s the cumulative numbers.
Michael Mann, film director
Delay is preferable to error.
Thomas Jefferson, in a letter to George Washington
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who watches the watchmen?)
Juvenal, Roman author and poet
All men are, at times, influenced by inexplicable sentiments. Ideas haunt them in spite of all their efforts to discard them. Prepossessions are entertained, for which their reason is unable to discover any adequate cause. The strength of a belief, when it is destitute of any rational foundation, seems, of itself, to furnish a new ground for credulity. We first admit a powerful persuasion, and then, from reflecting on the insufficiency of the ground on which it is built, instead of being prompted to dismiss it, we become more forcibly attached to it.
Charles Brockden Brown, early American novelist
Men have become the tools of their tools.
Henry David Thoreau, author
If you spend more on coffee than on IT security, you will be hacked. What’s more, you deserve to be hacked.
Richard Clarke, White House Cybersecurity Advisor
In a badly designed book, the letters mill and stand like starving horses in a field. In a book designed by rote, they sit like stale bread and mutton on the page. In a well-made book, where designer, compositor and printer have all done their jobs, no matter how many thousands of lines and pages, the letters are alive. They dance in their seats. Sometimes they rise and dance in the margins and aisles.
Robert Bringhurst – poet, typographer and author