We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
An ideology, in order to gain enthusiastic support, must have a positive ideals well as a negative one; it must be FOR something as well as AGAINST something.
We regard men as infinitely precious, possessed of unfulfilled capacities for reason, freedom, and love.
Every man, deep down, knows he’s a worthless piece of shit.
Corporations … only know how to talk in the soothing, humorless monotone of the mission statement, marketing brochure, and your-call-is-important-to-us busy signal. Same old tone, same old lies.
The essential elements of our poetry will be courage, audacity and revolt.
We want to sing the love of danger, the habit of energy and rashness.
Time and Space died yesterday. We are already living in the absolute, since we have already created eternal, omnipresent speed.
Don’t trust a sane person.
Be crazy dumbsaint of the mind
If I’m lyin’, I’m dyin’. But if you ain’t lyin’, you ain’t tryin’.
Let the ruling classes tremble at a Communist revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win. Workers of the world, unite!
We want you to take 50 million of us as seriously as you take one reporter from The Wall Street Journal.
Liberty consists in the freedom to do everything which injures no one else.
Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice!
Vote on term limits to replace career politicians with citizen legislators.
Let us be lazy in everything, except in loving and drinking, except in being lazy.
Beauty exists only in struggle.
We want our people to experience new things, discover new hobbies, and generally be interesting people.
Stop with all the negative waves. Why don’t you say something righteous and hopeful for a change? Have a little faith, baby; have a little faith.
You’re a Genius all the time,
Scribbled secret notebooks, and wild typewritten pages, for yr own joy
Something that you feel will find its own form
Don’t bunt. Aim out of the ball park. Aim for the company of immortals.
If you have the right attitude, interesting problems will find you.
Figure out what sucks. Don’t do that.
To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is to swear off having ideas.
The next best thing to having good ideas is recognizing good ideas.
Always come into the scene at the last possible moment
Good programmers know what to write. Great ones know what to rewrite (and reuse).
Plan to throw one away; you will, anyhow.
Release early. Release often.
Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.
Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but rather when there is nothing more to take away.
What the expert is tired of today, the public will be tired of tomorrow.
If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative.
To explain responsibility to advertising men is like trying to convince an eight-year-old that sexual intercourse is more fun than a chocolate ice cream cone.
Individuals must have the ability to shape their own experiences.