"You can maintain power over people as long as you give them something. Rob a man of everything and that man will no longer be in your pocket."
"A true suicide is a paced, disciplined certainty. People pontificate, “Suicide is a coward’s act.” Couldn’t be further from the truth. Suicide takes tremendous courage."
— Cloud Atlas
"The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring."
"As programmers, we are so privileged. We are one of the like few professions where we can be completely remote. Yet so few programmers actually end up doing it. And I think it’s kind of a waste. I think you should travel, you should really do it. It’s definitely one of the best things I’ve ever done. If you just spend your whole life in US, I think you’er making a mistake."