„I insist on a lot of time being spent, almost every day, to just sit and think. That is very uncommon in American business. I read and think. So I do more reading and thinking, and make less impulse decisions than most people in business. I do it because I like this kind of life.“
http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/239763 "10 Brilliant Quotes From Warren Buffett, America's Second-Richest Person " entrepreneur.com (13 November 2014)
Quotes from the press
„I do think you've got to fight a lot of the time to be respected in business, in relationships, in life. I learned that early in my career.“
— Katherine Heigl American actress and film producer 1978
Allure magazine (2007)
„Eve,” I said, “please stop for a minute. I think I finally get it. As you read to me aloud, the words become alive for me, and I can see pictures in my head. But when I try to read, all those little letters just confuse me. Because it’s the white of the page between the words that truly grab me. Do I make any sense? Reading, I do believe, is a very unnatural thing. But to listen to a story, like sitting around a campfire, is very natural.“
— Victor Villaseñor American writer 1940
Crazy Loco Love: A Memoir (2008)
„I think he writes the truth. Because life is like that most of the time in some shape or form, whether it’s illness or the end of the world. Cormac’s a writer’s writer. You read his writing and think, I can do that, and then you sit down and try. And you try, dude.“
— Ridley Scott English film director and film producer 1937
On the relentlessly brutal tone of the works of screenwriter Cormac McCarthy
New York Times interview (2013)
„I think that the online world has actually brought books back. People are reading because they're reading the damn screen. That's more reading than people used to do.“
— Bill Murray American actor and comedian 1950
Interview with Jessica Lee Jernigan (May 1999) http://jessicaleejernigan.typepad.com/jessica_lee_jernigan/2004/08/archival_interv.html
„I don't have a method. All I do is read a lot, think a lot, and rewrite constantly. It's not a scientific thing.“
— Gabriel García Márquez Colombian writer 1927 - 2014
Источник: Conversations with Gabriel García Márquez
„I like thinking big. I always have. To me it's very simple: if you're going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big. Most people think small, because most people are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions, afraid of winning. And that gives people like me a great advantage.“
— Donald J. Trump 45th President of the United States of America 1946
Источник: 1980s, p. 46
„Woz and I very much liked Bob Dylan's poetry, and we spent a lot of time thinking about a lot of that stuff.“
— Steve Jobs American entrepreneur and co-founder of Apple Inc. 1955 - 2011
interview in Playboy magazine (February 1985 http://www.playboy.co.uk/article/16311/playboy-interview-steven-jobs) <!-- alternate link : http://gizmodo.com/5694765/29+year+old-steve-jobs-extols-californias-virtues-to-playboy-magazine -->
Контексте: Woz and I very much liked Bob Dylan's poetry, and we spent a lot of time thinking about a lot of that stuff. This was California. You could get LSD fresh made from Stanford. You could sleep on the beach at night with your girlfriend. California has a sense of experimentation and a sense of openness—openness to new possibilities.
„When I read a book, I put in all the imagination I can, so that it is almost like writing the book as well as reading it - or rather, it is like living it. It makes reading so much more exciting, but I don't suppose many people try to do it.“
— Dodie Smith, книга I Capture the Castle
Источник: I Capture the Castle
— Hunter S. Thompson American journalist and author 1937 - 2005
Источник: Proud Highway: Saga of a Desperate Southern Gentleman, 1955-1967
— William H. McNeill Canadian historian 1917 - 2016
Discrepancies among the Social Sciences (1981)
„I don't think distributors are cheating or evil or anything like that, I just think that the business model is unsustainable so they truly don't have money.“
— Nina Paley US animator, cartoonist and free culture activist 1968
Power to the Pixel (2009)
Контексте: I don't think distributors are cheating or evil or anything like that, I just think that the business model is unsustainable so they truly don't have money. There's just not much money in this particular model.
„The longer I live, the more I read, the more patiently I think, and the more anxiously I inquire, the less I seem to know… Do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. This is enough.“
— John Adams 2nd President of the United States 1735 - 1826
Источник: The Letters of John and Abigail Adams
„I don't think about anything," he says, "No thoughts at all! I think about not getting killed… that keeps me busy… One more day is one more day-That's what I think!“
— Louis-ferdinand Céline, книга Путешествие на край ночи
Источник: Journey to the End of the Night (1932), Chapter 4
„The third reason why I am working at business management is because I believe in control, and so do our most progressive business men. I believe in the individual not trusting to fate or chance or inheritance or environment, but learning how to control his own life. And nowhere do I see such a complete acceptance of this as in business thinking, the thinking of more progressive business men. They are taking the mysticism out of business. They do not believe that there is anything fatalistic about the business cycle that is wholly beyond the comprehension of men; they believe that it can be studied and to some extent controlled.“
— Mary Parker Follett American academic 1868 - 1933
Источник: Dynamic administration, 1942, p. xx-xxi
— Larry Wall American computer programmer and author, creator of Perl 1954
[[email protected], 1997]
Usenet postings, 1997
— Linus Pauling American scientist 1901 - 1994
Interview at Big Sur, California http://web.archive.org/web/20101212203431/http://achievement.org/autodoc/page/pau0int-3 (11 November 1990).
Контексте: I've been asked from time to time, "How does it happen that you have made so many discoveries? Are you smarter than other scientists?" And my answer has been that I am sure that I am not smarter than other scientists. I don't have any precise evaluation of my IQ, but to the extent that psychologists have said that my IQ is about 160, I recognize that there are one hundred thousand or more people in the United States that have IQs higher than that. So I have said that I think I think harder, think more than other people do, than other scientists. That is, for years, almost all of my thinking was about science and scientific problems that I was interested in.
„Q: You seem relatively upbeat and sociable. It’s funny, because I’ve always had this idea of you, like, always crying in the dark.
A: Most people do.
Q: Do you care about that?
A: Oh, no. It doesn’t bother me. Whatever people think of me is fine, however they want to envision me. I find it curious. I’m always intrigued by who people think I am and the persona they have created for me, what they think I’m into, what they think I’m not into. But I certainly understand that consideration, that I would be a bleak and miserable person, because a lot of my lyrics are very despondent. Luckily, I have the music to use as catharsis. If I didn’t, I might spend more time sitting and crying in a corner than I need to. Also, I think manners are very important. To be a sullen rain cloud when conversing with someone, be they your friends or a journalist, I think is inappropriate.“
— Davey Havok American singer 1975
Fly magazine, November 2009