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Quotes 2015

"Your brand is whatever Google says it is."
Mike Volpe, VP of Inbound Marketing, HubSpot


"The ROI on Social Media is in the people that speak about your brand."
DKNY PR Girl


"The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge."
Stephen Hawking


"'Why the fuck am I doing this?' - the question that always precedes something worthwhile."
Brian Eno


"We are told that tall women are not supposed to wear heels. They look more demure in flats. Feet planted on the ground, they blend in better in crowds - which is exactly why a statuesque woman in stilettos makes a special impact. Waltzing into a room in added inches and blatant bravado, she announces herself: she is taller than you and your brother and that potted plant and she does not give a fuck."
Mattie Kahn, Women Were Turned Away at the Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet for Wearing Flats. But Uh, Do They Not Read MR? Flats are Awesome..., Man Repeller


"I'm not doing this to be interesting. I'm doing this to live."
Caitlyn Jenner


"She's tall, slim, narrow hipped: kind of ideal to dress."
Jessica Diehl, "The Woman Behind Caitlyn Jenner's Vanity Fair Cover"


"I have nothing other than just sadness that we once again have to peer into the abyss of the depraved violence that we do to each other in the nexus of a just gaping racial wound that will not heal, yet we pretend doesn't exist. I'm confident though, that by acknowledging it, that by staring into that, and seeing it for what it is, we still won't do jack shit."
Jon Stewart, Daily Show


"As a medium for the display of information, the printed page is superb. It affords enough resolution to meet the eye's demand. It presents enough information to occupy the reader for a convenient quantum of time, it offers grey flexibility of font and format. It lets the reader control the mode and rate of inspection. It is small, light, movable, cuttable, clippable, pastable, replicable, disposable, and inexpensive."
J.C.R. Licklider
Walter Isaacson, The Innovators


"The computer will never be as important to society as the copier."
Xerox
Walter Isaacson, The Innovators


"I don't like single-issue people, nor do I think that people who turn the world into black and white are very nice or ultimately very useful. The fact is, there aren't just two sides to any issue, there's almost a range of responses, and 'it depends' is almost always the right answer in any big question."
Linus Torvalds
Walter Isaacson, The Innovators


"Half-formed ideas, they float around. They come from different places, and the mind has got this wonderful way of somehow just shoveling them around until one day they fit. They may fit not so well, and then we go for a bike ride or something, and it's better."
Tim Berners-Lee
Walter Isaacson, The Innovators


"Even though the Internet provided a tool for virtual and distant collaborations, another lesson of digital-age innovation is that, now as in the past, physical proximity is beneficial."
Walter Isaacson, The Innovators


"I like to feel powerful. I wear heels every day even though I'm tall because I like to project the image that I'm taking care of myself."
Virginie Courtin-Clarins, Director of Development, Marketing and Communications at Mugler
The Edit, December 18, 2015


"Julie entered from the back of the house, in white and green. She was wearing heels, reminding him of her occasional joke that she'd married Harry principally because there was no one else with whom she could dress properly."
Jack McDevitt, The Hercules Text


"A person is entitled to only one great passion in a lifetime. Whether it's music or a profession or a lover, everything else pales in its afterglow. The searing shock so changes one's chemistry that if the object is lost, the experience can never be repeated. Only anticlimax remains."
Jack McDevitt, The Hercules Text