Mary Meeker, Scott Devitt, and Liang Wu:
Do humans want everything to be like a game?
Is our curse the endless pursuit of a happiness which can never be attained?
A man tries hard to help you find your lost camels.
He works more tirelessly than even you,
But in truth he does not want you to find them, ever.
This thing is not a game. There is no winning. There is only mattering.
Someone once accused Craig Venter of playing God.
His reply was, "We're not playing."
Sarah Baxter and Michael Smith:
Obama asked: "What's the endgame?" and did not receive a convincing answer.
"You Westerners have your watches," the leader observed. "But we Taliban have time."
The only way to end your game is to lose.
We have to play the game.
Sen. Claire McCaskill:
The game that's played around Washington is find something little that you can complain about and see if you can magnify it.
There are games beyond the game.
An American private in the First Battalion, Fifth Cavalry:
It's like a game of cat and mouse. It's just a really, really smart mouse.
A health director ... reported this week that a small mouse, which presumably had been watching television, attacked a little girl and her full-grown cat ... Both mouse and cat survived, and the incident is recorded here as a reminder that things seem to be changing.
Don't forget about forgetting.