You should decide whether something makes sense by its content, not by the letters after the name of the person who says it. And the idea that you're supposed to have special qualifications to talk about things that are common sense, that's just another scam.
—Noam Chomsky (not to steal authority from him)
Wisdom isn’t correlated with knowledge, it’s correlated with being in touch with reality.
—Wait But Why
Adults don't ask for permission, they do whatever they have to do.
—(Don't remember who)
Life is very short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present and fear the future.
—Seneca, On Shortness of Life
All models are wrong, but some are harmful.
—Nassim N. Taleb
When we believe that we will be judged by silly criteria we will adapt and behave in silly ways.
—Reinhard Werner, The focus on bibliometrics makes papers less useful
Technology is indeed neither good nor evil in itself but must be analyzed in the context of its specific functioning. Technology is power, and power cannot be neutral.
—Ippolita, In the Facebook Aquarium
Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.
Not everything a feminist does is a feminist act.
It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.
The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
Their power was not given to them; it cannot be taken away.
—Jo Freeman, Tyranny of the Structureless
History doesn't go in a straight line.
If you want to go fast, go alone, if want to go far, go together.