Category Archives: Quotes

Nice quote about ‘the future’

“When we talk about the future, we often aren’t talking about the future at all, but the problems of today” Tim Harford

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Quote of the Week

“If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these … Continue reading

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Not in the book

Nothing directly related to the new book at the moment other than to say that the chapter on money and the economy isn’t working. There is one quote I spotted in The Week, which could have gone in the book, … Continue reading

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Quote of the week

Quote from the movie Theory of Everything. “What’s cosmology?” she asks. He responds, “Religion for intelligent atheists.”  

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Where are you?

Sorry readers. Become rather focused on the new book. I’m working to have the first draft done by the end of the month, so not much time for anything else. Vaguely normal service will resume in April. I have managed … Continue reading

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“The only home we’ve ever known”

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and … Continue reading

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Typewriters vs. Computers

I like this (from Ryan Adams, the songwriter/musician). “Your critical mind is an interrupter of your inspired true self. If you are daydreaming and you are in that zone, you have the 300-mile gaze, stuff is coming through, it’s like … Continue reading

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“And it occurred to me that in this new millennial life of instant and ubiquitous connection, you don’t in fact communicate as much as leave messages for one another” Chang-Rae Lee                   … Continue reading

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Thinking about 2014 in 1914

  I’m doing a public talk at the Museum of London later this month and have come across two rather good quotes, one about London and one about the broader context of politics. “There are two great railways stations, one … Continue reading

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Quote of the Week

“Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face.” Mike Tyson

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