Quotes that inspire me

If you've ever read an email from me, you'll probably recognize some of these:

News is what people want to keep hidden and everything else is publicity. - Bill Moyers

Man has survived hitherto because he was too ignorant to know how to realize his wishes. Now that he can realize them, he must either change them, or perish. - William Carlos Williams

There is no way to peace, peace is the way. - A.J. Muste

[W]e have invented the technology to eliminate scarcity, but we are deliberately throwing it away to benefit those who profit from scarcity. - John Gilmore

Using ReBirth is like trying to play an 808 with a long stick. - David Zicarelli

Information wants to be free. - Stewart Brand [source]

If nature has made any one thing less susceptible than all others of exclusive property, it is the action of the thinking power called an idea, which an individual may exclusively possess as long as he keeps it to himself; but the moment it is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of everyone, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. - Thomas Jefferson [source]

¡El pueblo unido jamás será vencido! (A people united can never be defeated!)

The arc of history bends towards justice. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Looking at things from a more basic level, you can come up with a more direct solution... It may sound small in theory, but it in practice, it can change entire economies. - Amy Smith

Computer science is no more related to the computer than astronomy is related to the telescope. - Edsger Dykstra

I have the audacity to believe that peoples everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits. - Martin Luther King, Jr.

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. - Eldridge Cleaver

As we enjoy great advantages from inventions of others, we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously. - Benjamin Franklin

Terrorism is not an enemy. It cannot be defeated. It's a tactic. It's about as sensible to say we declare war on night attacks and expect we're going to win that war. We're not going to win the war on terrorism. - retired U.S. Army general, William Odom [source]