How do I know what I am until I see what I do?
Identity, that spectator of what he calls himself,
That net and aggregate of energies in transient combination.
People don’t change: they unfold.
Human development has increasingly prolonged childhood and adolescence, now often fifty years or more.
Until it has the appearance of liberty the prison is not complete.
As computers become more skilled at imitating human beings, so must we.
The difficulty with which success imagines failure makes for hard-heartedness, and the ease with which failure imagines success makes for envy.
My father’s two fundamental rules for computer programming were Optimize Later and Optimize Never; and this, like so much advice about programming, also goes for life.
Just as there are ideas so mad that you must be clever to believe them, so there is behavior so weird that you must be clever to engage in it.
Local maxima are the root of all mediocrity.
Whoever can be made to believe absurdities can be made to commit atrocities, and everyone can be made to believe absurdities.