50 Cent

Hate it or love it the underdog’s on top, and I’m gon shine homie until mah heart stop


Say you’re my lover. Say you’re my homie. Tilt my chin back, slit my throat. Take a bath in my blood. Get to know me. All out of my secrets. All my enemies are turning into my teachers.

Arcade Fire

The business man is drinkin’ my blood. Like the kids in art school said they would


For the things we have to learn before we can do them, we learn by doing them

Courage is the first virtue


I might be wrong but I’m not lying


You don’t get it. It’s cryptic for the simple minded. The type don’t see the future even if they right behind it


The strength of the canonical is manifested in the quiet persistence of the strongest writers. Their fecundity is endless because they represent the heart and the head rather than the loins or the privileges of caste or sect or race

Shakespeare is everyone and noone. Dante is Dante


Every valuable human being must be a radical and a rebel, for what he must aim at is to make things better than they are…


To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god


It’s the great advantage of free societies that we creatively adapt to challenges, without the direction of some central authority


Seek revenge, and you shall dig two graves. One for yourself


You should be brutally honest with people in private, and then, if you want them to help you, try to avoid embarrassing them in public


In corporate religions as in others, the heretic must be cast out not because of the probability that he is wrong, but the possibility that he is right


I had all the disadvantages necessary for success


Fill me like a song do


So I wish to you - I have no more time, so I have just one wish for you - the good luck to be somewhere where you are free to maintain the kind of integrity I have described, and where you do not feel forced by a need to maintain your position in the organization, or financial support, or so on, to lose your integrity. May you have that freedom

It’s, perhaps, that the horizons are limited which permits such people to imagine that the center of the universe of interest is man

So, we differentiate, and all that means is some little trick about putting dots in the right place

In order to understand Nature, it is first necessary to learn the language that she speaks in

Reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled

I learned algebra, fortunately, by not going to school

I love my wife. My wife is dead


I’ve learned one thing: you only really get to know a person after a fight. Only then can you judge their true character!


asked if he would consider himself a business man I mean sure. Sales minus cost equals profit laughter Is there more?

Glitch Mob

Starve the Ego, Feed the Soul


The Lord looked with favor on Abel and his offering, but on Cain and his offering he did not look with favor. So Cain was very angry, and his face was downcast.

Then the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? Why is your face downcast? If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it.”


Any time you have a very defined goal and strong opposition, it will force you to be better. Period. The better your opposition is if you focus and you take what you’re doing seriously the better you become. Period

If you search for freedom, you actually end up becoming a slave to your own desires, ironically, and if you search for discipline, you find liberty

Most people that think they work hard, don’t


Friedrich Nietzsche famously said that God was dead, and Sigmund Freud can be rendered as having said God was dad, and I think both of them are probably right

To say, “Of course we have free will! The boss says we’ve got it!”, is to make a mockery of the whole concept


I think this is a big deal, that every single object that is made, testifies to the values and preoccupations of the people who made it

We learn a lot about life through death

J Cole

No role models and I’m here right now, no role models to speak of, searching through my memory, my memory, I couldn’t find one


The thing that’s most disappointing about America is that America has the potential to be the greatest country in the history of the world. The question is, how soon will She actualize Her potential

You’ve got one of three categories as I see it, race, sex, or ideas. Now I would not demean because of his race, white or black, and I would not demean a person’s brain and one’s right to participate because she is female. I tend to gravitate more to ideas

Don’t intimidate the man brother, he’s a student

Jay Electronica

Go to work; go to church let your dreams die. Bow tie, final call, and a bean pie. Yarmulke for Hanukah, wish list for Christmas, this is the jist of the life that we lead, why? So you can fit in, with the close minded in the sit-ins, and clothes lined ed-end. I could care less about a plaque and Bed-enz and get Punked on TV by my friends

Fuck that, fuck rap, this God-hop, kingdom music for the hard rocks. Ima spit it till TRL get it and Hot97 hear the nigga with a bomb drop. Ask Flex, ask Slay, ask Who Kidd. Just Blaze said Jay is the new kid. I took Eternal Sunshine and I looped it. No drums, no hook, just new shit.

Jay Z

The streets raised me, pardon my bad manners


We’re going to sell those 3 million computers this year, we’re going to sell those 10 million computers in ‘86 whether they look like a piece of shit, or they look great. It doesn’t really matter because people are just going to suck this stuff up so fast that they’re gonna do it no matter what it looks like, and it doesn’t cost anymore money to make it look great. They’re going to be these objects, this new object that’s going to be in everyone’s working environment and is gonna be in everyone’s education environment and is gonna be in everyone’s home environment, and we have a shot at putting a great object there or if we don’t… we’re gonna put one more piece of junk object there

By 86’, 87’, pick a year, people are going to be spending more time interacting with these machines than they do interacting with their big automobile machines today. People are going to be spending 2, 3 hours a day sometimes, interacting with these machines, longer than they spend in a car. So, the industrial design, the software design, how people interact with these things, certainly must be given the same consideration we give automobiles today, if not a lot more

One of these days when we have portable computers with radio links they can be walking around Aspen and retrieve it. So the process of communication changes as the medium evolves

The reason Apple exists is because we stumbled on fractional horsepower computing 5 years before anyone else. That’s why we exist

If you go back and look at the first television shows, they’re basically radio shows with a television camera pointed at them

What is happening? What’s happening is the personal computer is a new medium of communication. One of the media

What happens when a new medium enters the scene is we tend to fall back on old media habits

You gotta have the sciences and the humanities in the DNA

Tell me all the things you’ve said “No” too

Stay hungry. Stay foolish

Think different



I practice as if I’m playing the game


It’s very simple - you read the protocol and write the code


I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character

The arch of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice


There is no better way to make a man hate you than to tell him that while he was walking around priding himself on being at the intellectual cutting edge, in fact he was merely insisting that two and two must add up to at least 25. And I would much rather have interesting arguments with people who might be right than spend my time trying to explain freshman-level concepts to unwilling listeners

Lao Tse

To experience without abstraction is to sense the world. To experience with abstraction is to know the world


Always tell the truth - it’s the easiest thing to remember


It’s my job as an artist to be out there pushing people’s buttons and making them question everything

Mos Def

Beats by Su-Primo for all of my peoples, negroes and latinos… and even the gringos


Fundamentally the future is vastly more exciting and interesting if we are a space faring civilization and a multi-planet species, than if we are not

It’s about believing in the future and thinking that the future will be better than the past


Your garden is not complete until there’s nothing more you can take out of it


Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don’t win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself

Until he has been part of a cause larger than himself, no man is truly whole


Y’know I think people get invested in the old ways of doing things in part because that’s where their power has come from


Length is not a virtue in a name; clarity of expression is

The bigger the interface, the weaker the abstraction

A little copying is better than a little dependency

Make the zero value useful

Clear is better than clever

Reflection is never clear

Errors are values


I don’t care what color he is. I don’t care none of that man. Nah mean? Y’know, real artists respect real artists man. And especially like a conscious artist that sits down to write, and when he hears another that sits down and does his writing and he knows… brother nasty, nah mean? Regardless you can’t take nothing away from his thoughts and his pen

I got a love for… I got a love for dedication. Nah mean? Because even myself I fight, I fight, I fight that battle to try and stay dedicated to whatever I do. It’s hard to be dedicated. And y’know if it’s sports, if it’s music… if it’s anything man, when I see someone that’s dedicated… my heart go out to em g. Because it’s hard to stay focused man


When one looks at this creature, one doesn’t assume that he was either an imbecile or a madman. No. What he was, was something different, and it was the reason that he lost the war. He was an indefatigable, unregenerative Nazi


Growth and comfort don’t coexist


In philosophy the criteria for being “evidence” for a position or for a claim being “well-founded” are themselves in question. Here philosophy is more like the arts, for both evidence for conclusions and questions about whether this “evidence” is evidence must be presented, and must hang together in a relationship that is more like aesthetic unity than it is like inductive or deductive inference

The one sort of question that can never get a definite answer is a question that asks about itself


Life is effort and I’ll stop when I die


Live through this, and you won’t look back


Know your intention

Sun Tzu

Victory is reserved for those willing to pay its price


When the sample size is one, the variance goes to infinity

You are not a lottery ticket


Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito’s wing that falls on the rails


A strong vision and a sure hand sound like good things on paper. It’s just that I have never ever met a technical person (including me) whom I would trust to know what is really the right thing to do in the long run

Software evolves. It isn’t designed


Read Carl Jung


Everyone has a plan ‘til they get punched in the mouth

Von Neumann

Young man, in mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them


The future belongs to those who are passionate and work hard


I don’t know why we are here, but I’m pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves

Make sure that your religion is a matter between you and God only

Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent

Tell them I’ve had a wonderful life

Meaning is use


strive for universal consciousness not segregated consciousness


The best trolls are the truth


There’s always a siren singing you to shipwreck

Dreamers. They never learn