Suddenly degrees aren't worth anything. Isn't that true? When I was a student, if you had a degree, you had a job. If you didn't have a job it's because you didn't want one. And I didn't want one, frankly.
There is nothing more awful, insulting, and depressing than banality.
Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly - they'll go through anything. You read and you?re pierced.
Books are for people who wish they were somewhere else.
The schools ain't what they used to be and never was.
A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.
Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience.
Investigate, educate and organize.
Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
It took us three years to build the NeXT computer. If we'd given customers what they said they wanted, we'd have built a computer they'd have been happy with a year after we spoke to them - not something they'd want now.
If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.
There is one quality which one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.
Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
Imagination is the source of every form of human achievement. And it's the one thing that I believe we are systematically jeopardizing in the way we educate our children and ourselves.
The great difficulty in education is to get experience out of ideas.
A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. So is a lot.
Science is not only a disciple of reason but, also, one of romance and passion.