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There is no winning. There is only mattering.
by noteworthy at 6:07 am EDT, Apr 27, 2010

Rachel Toor:

I can tell you, after years of rejecting manuscripts submitted to university presses, most people's ideas aren't that brilliant.

Julian Gough:

As we all know, lax writing practices earlier this decade led to irresponsible writing and irresponsible reading.

Walter Benjamin:

I'd like to write something that comes from things the way wine comes from grapes.

1st Batallion, 5th Marines:

Have something short, but important to say. What you say here will be remembered.

Matt Raymond:

That's right. Every public tweet, ever, since Twitter's inception in March 2006, will be archived digitally at the Library of Congress.

John Mayer:

Why do I want to invent more reasons to have haters?

Kathleen Parker:

Giving up being liked is the ultimate public sacrifice.

Michael Lewis:

I like the feeling of knowing that nobody is trying to reach me.

Samantha Power:

There are great benefits to connectedness, but we haven't wrapped our minds around the costs.

Dave Eggers:

It's just sort of like: 'Why does everything have to be on the screen?'

Jeffrey Zeldman:

This thing. If numbers are your strategy to win at this thing, you've already lost. This thing is not a game. There is no winning. There is only mattering. If you don't understand that, you aren't making a difference.

Cormac McCarthy:

Anything that doesn't take years of your life and drive you to suicide hardly seems worth doing.

Atul Gawande:

Let us look for the positive deviants.

Merlin Mann:

Once you've seen The Wire, you're spoiled for life.

Anne Frank:

As long as you can look fearlessly at the sky, you'll know that you're pure within and will find happiness once more.

Jason Baptiste:

If you spent the money on an original iPod in 2001 on Apple stock ($499), you would have $14,513.78 today.

1st Batallion, 5th Marines:

$500 can build things that change how people live.

Rory Stewart:

Without music, time has a very different quality.

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