„Find the best in everybody. … you might have to wait a long time, sometimes years, but people will show you their good side. Just keep waiting no matter how long it takes. No one is all evil. Everybody has a good side, just keep waiting, it will come out.“
— Randy Pausch American professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design 1960 - 2008
„If you design your own machine, you can't fuss at people, because you're one of just a few. How many Linux users are there?“
— Jack Valenti President of the MPAA 1921 - 2007
On being informed there were no legitimate DVD players for Linux after four years, in "Real Dialogue: The Tech interviews Jack Valenti" by Keith J. Winstein of The Tech (16 April 2004) http://www-tech.mit.edu/V124/N20/ValentiIntervie.20f.html
„… why doesn't somebody write a tract on "How to Be a Christian and yet keep your Hands off of Other People's Things."“
— Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910
„This world is run by people who know how to do things. They know how things work. They are equipped. Up there, there's a layer of people who run everything. But we — we're just peasants. We don't understand what's going on, and we can't do anything.“
— Doris Lessing British novelist, poet, playwright, librettist, biographer and short story writer 1919 - 2013
The Good Terrorist (1985)
„What I like doing best is Nothing."
"How do you do Nothing," asked Pooh after he had wondered for a long time.
"Well, it's when people call out at you just as you're going off to do it, 'What are you going to do, Christopher Robin?' and you say, 'Oh, Nothing,' and then you go and do it.
It means just going along, listening to all the things you can't hear, and not bothering."
"Oh!" said Pooh.“
— A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh