“If you could get startups to stick to your town for a million apiece, then for a billion dollars you could bring in a thousands startups. […] For the price of a football stadium, any town that was decent to live in could make itself one of the biggest startup hubs in the world. ¶ What’s more, it wouldn’t take very long. You could probably do it in five years. During the term of one mayor. And it would get easier over time, because the more startups you had in town, the less it would take to get new ones to move there. […] You’d have started a self-sustaining chain reaction like the one that drives the Valley.” —Can You Buy a Silicon Valley? Maybe.
“But the fact about himself that the liar hides is that he is attempting to lead us away from a correct apprehension of reality; we are not to know that he wants us to believe something he supposes to be false. The fact about himself that the bullshitter hides, on the other hand, is that the truth-values of his statements are of no central interest to him; what we are not to understand is that his intention is neither to report the truth nor to conceal it.” —Language Log » Imperial BS flows?
“My own favorite entry […] sums up a poet’s bad dream of posterity: “Interest in her work, always limited, declined after her death.” —Poets’ Puffery - ChronicleReview.com
“Someone defined horse sense as the good judgment horses have that prevents them from betting on people.” —PBS - JOHN GARDNER - EDUCATION AND EXCELLENCE