Quotes of the day, January 26

  • It seems to me then as if all the moments of our life occupy the same space, as if future events already existed and were only waiting for us to find our way to them at last, just as when we have accepted an invitation we duly arrive in a certain house at a given time.
    W. G. Sebald
    W. G. Sebald
  • January 25

  • Sometimes people's behavior is seemingly unexplainable.
    Adam Scott
    Adam Scott
  • January 24

  • With big data comes big responsibilities.
    Kate Crawford
    Kate Crawford
  • January 23

  • I once said that it was unacceptable for Japan to remain "an isolated prosperous island." At one time, it might have been all right for Japan to avoid sending any citizens to dangerous areas [even as part of international efforts] and just wish for its own people's happiness. That time is gone.
    Sadako Ogata
    Sadako Ogata
  • January 22

  • I like having a duty. I'm a terrible cook, but when people come over, if I'm falling between the cracks socially, I can always run away to my job.
    Adam Scott
    Adam Scott
  • January 21

  • The wielders of power did not speak for it, nor did they naturally serve it. Their interest was to use and develop power, no less natural and necessary than liberty but more dangerous.
    Bernard Bailyn
    Bernard Bailyn