For people in the press, bloggers vs. journalists is an elaborate way of staying the same, of refusing to change, while permitting into the picture some of the stressful changes I have mentioned. A shorter way to say this is: it’s fucking neurotic.
Jay Rosen in The Twisted Psychology of Bloggers vs. Journalists.
The only way I have time to do nice things is to not do everything. It makes sense to me, other people think that makes me a dick.
Merlin Mann in Episode #7 of Back to Work.
A good factory is not necessarily the one that makes the most money, but the one that is most responsible for improving the quality of life for its workers and its customers. And the true function of politics is not to make people more affluent, safe, or powerful, but to let as many as possible enjoy an increasingly complex existence.
Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi