Ideas Quotes

I’m always being accused of being a Hollywood Republican, but I’m not! I have just as many Democratic ideas as Republican ones. If they could build three fewer bombs every month and give the money to foster care, that would be great.

“I’m always being accused of being a Hollywood Republican, but I’m not! I have just as many Democratic ideas as Republican ones. If they could … Read More

The future is a process, not a destination. Richard Stallman is a guy my age. I sympathize with Richard rather more than I sympathize with Richard’s open-source ideas, but the guy’s a mortal human being and so is his social movement. Open-source is a means of production.

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My idea of an amusement park story is getting adventurers to go tour environmental disaster areas. After all, if the entire Great Barrier Reef gets killed, which seems like an extremely lively possibility, what are you going to do with all that rotting limestone?

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If poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world, science fiction writers are its court jesters. We are Wise Fools who can leap, caper, utter prophecies, and scratch ourselves in public. We can play with Big Ideas because the garish motley of our pulp origins make us seem harmless.

“If poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world, science fiction writers are its court jesters. We are Wise Fools who can leap, caper, utter … Read More

Somewhere along the way, the idea, which I think was initially to get some fair transaction between people, went out the window. And what came in was, the most you can get and the least you can give. That’s why cars are the way they are nowadays. It’s just an erosion of all the things that were true and right about the original idea.

“Somewhere along the way, the idea, which I think was initially to get some fair transaction between people, went out the window. And what came … Read More

You ask for your audience’s investment in your music; you’re in a relationship with them. And their relationship with the E Street Band is separate from whatever else I might do. I like the idea of us being something that people rely on.

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If the general attitude of Canadians toward their mighty neighbor to the south could be distilled into a single phrase, that phrase would probably be “Oh, shut up.” The Americans talked too much, mainly about themselves. Their torrid love affair with their own history and legend exceeded-painfully-the quasi-British Canadian idea of modesty and self-restraint. … They were forever busting their buttons in spasms of insufferable yahoo pride or all too publicly agonizing over their crises.

“If the general attitude of Canadians toward their mighty neighbor to the south could be distilled into a single phrase, that phrase would probably be … Read More