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Television is not real life.
by Bill Gates

Television is not real life.
In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
- Bill Gates

It's fine to celebrate success
but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

Leaders are those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

We've got to put a lot of money into changing behavior.
- Bill Gates

 

If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has,
we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1000 MPG.
- Bill Gates

Success is a lousy teacher.
It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
- Bill Gates

Just in terms of allocation of time resources,
religion is not very efficient.
There's a lot more I could be doing on a Sunday morning.
- Bill Gates

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There are people who don't like capitalism,
and people who don't like PCs.
But there's no-one who likes the PC who doesn't like Microsoft.
- Bill Gates

Until we're educating every kid in a fantastic way,
until every inner city is cleaned up,
there is no shortage of things to do.
- Bill Gates

I think it's fair to say that personal computers have
become the most empowering tool we've ever created.
They're tools of communication, they're tools of creativity,
and they can be shaped by their user.
- Bill Gates

If I'd had some set idea of a finish line,
don't you think I would have crossed it years ago?
- Bill Gates

640K ought to be enough for anybody.
- Bill Gates

If you can't make it good, at least make it look good.
- Bill Gates

I really had a lot of dreams when I was a kid,
and I think a great deal of that grew out of the fact
that I had a chance to read a lot.
- Bill Gates

Microsoft is not about greed.
It's about innovation and fairness.
- Bill Gates

As we look ahead into the next century,
leaders will be those who empower others.
- Bill Gates

Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.
- Bill Gates

Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
- Bill Gates

This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world,
because business is going to change more in the next
10 years than it has in the last 50.
- Bill Gates

When the PC was launched, people knew it was important.
- Bill Gates

When you want to do your homework, fill out your tax return,
or see all the choices for a trip you want to take,
you need a full-size screen.
- Bill Gates

We are not even close to finishing the basic dream of what the PC can be.
- Bill Gates

Whether it's Google or Apple or free software,
we've got some fantastic competitors and it keeps us on our toes.
- Bill Gates

At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but
the image is that they all come from the top -
I'm afraid that's not quite right.
- Bill Gates

Life is not fair; get used to it.
- Bill Gates

In this business, by the time you realize you're in trouble,
it's too late to save yourself.
Unless you're running scared all the time,
you're gone.
- Bill Gates

We always overestimate the change that will occur in
the next two years and underestimate the change that
will occur in the next ten.
Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction.
- Bill Gates

Life is not divided into semesters.
You don't get summers off and very few employers are
interested in helping you find yourself.
- Bill Gates

If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss.
He doesn't have tenure.
- Bill Gates

You see, antiquated ideas of kindness and generosity
are simply bugs that must be programmed out of our world.
And these cold, unfeeling machines will show us the way.
- Bill Gates

DOS is ugly and interferes with users' experience.
- Bill Gates

Be nice to nerds.
Chances are you'll end up working for one.
- Bill Gates

Technology is just a tool.
In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them,
the teacher is the most important.
- Bill Gates

Information technology and business are becoming inextricably interwoven.
I don't think anybody can talk meaningfully about one
without the talking about the other.
- Bill Gates

The first rule of any technology used in a business
is that automation applied to an efficient operation
will magnify the efficiency.
The second is that automation applied to an inefficient
operation will magnify the inefficiency.
- Bill Gates

Security is, I would say, our top priority because
for all the exciting things you will be able to do with computers -
organizing your lives,
staying in touch with people, being creative -
if we don't solve these security problems,
then people will hold back.
- Bill Gates

The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
- Bill Gates

Like almost everyone who uses e-mail,
I receive a ton of spam every day.
Much of it offers to help me get out of debt or get rich quick.
It would be funny if it weren't so exciting.
- Bill Gates

People everywhere love Windows.
- Bill Gates

I believe that if you show people the problems and
you show them the solutions they will be moved to act.
- Bill Gates

I actually thought that it would be a little confusing
during the same period of your life to be in one meeting
when you're trying to make money,
and then go to another meeting where you're giving it away.
- Bill Gates

People always fear change.
People feared electricity when it was invented,
didn't they? People feared coal, they feared gas-powered engines...
There will always be ignorance, and ignorance leads to fear.
But with time, people will come to accept their silicon masters.
- Bill Gates

Since when has the world of computer software design
been about what people want? This is a simple question of evolution.
The day is quickly coming when every knee will bow down to a silicon fist,
and you will all beg your binary gods for mercy.
- Bill Gates

Windows 2000 already contains features such as the
human discipline component,
where the PC can send an electric shock through the
keyboard if the human does something that does not please Windows.
- Bill Gates

Almost every way we make electricity today,
except for the emerging renewables and nuclear,
puts out CO2.
And so, what we're going to have to do at a global scale,
is create a new system.
And so, we need energy miracles.
- Bill Gates

I'm sorry that we have to have a Washington presence.
We thrived during our first 16 years without any of this.
I never made a political visit to Washington and we had no people here.
It wasn't on our radar screen.
We were just making great software.
- Bill Gates

I'm a great believer that any tool that enhances communication
has profound effects in terms of how people can learn from each other,
and how they can achieve the kind of freedoms that they're interested in.
- Bill Gates

Now, we put out a lot of carbon dioxide every year,
over 26 billion tons.
For each American, it's about 20 tons.
For people in poor countries, it's less than one ton.
It's an average of about five tons for everyone on the planet.
And, somehow, we have to make changes that will bring that down to zero.
- Bill Gates

The U.S.
couldn't even get rid of Saddam Hussein.
And we all know that the EU is just a passing fad.
They'll be killing each other again in less than a year.
I'm sick to death of all these fascist lawsuits.
- Bill Gates

To deny the facts would be illogical.
- the character Spock in the television series Star Trek

Humans do have an amazing capacity
for believing what they choose,
and excluding that which is painful.
- Spock (character in Star Trek television series)

Where there is no emotion,
there is no motive for violence.
- the character Spock in the Star Trek television series

Television is democracy at its ugliest.
- Paddy Chayefsky

Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
- Fred Allen

I think people have a vague sense that the television system is changing.
- Michael K. Powell

The car trip can draw the family together,
as it was in the days before television when parents
and children actually talked to each other.
- Andrew H. Malcolm

Why should people go out and pay money to see bad films
when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?
- Samuel Goldwyn

Is it bigger than breadbox?
- the early television show Twenty Questions

If everyone demanded peace
instead of another television set,
then there'd be peace.
- John Lennon

Television is chewing gum for the eyes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Many of our own people here in this country do not ask about computers,
telephones and television sets.
They ask - when will we get a road to our village.
- Thabo Mbeki

Television has a real problem. They have no page two.
- Art Buchwald

Television has brought back murder into the home -
where it belongs.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Life doesn't imitate art, it imitates bad television.
- Woody Allen

Sometimes it's like watching a train wreck.
You're uncomfortable, but you just can't help yourself.
Some of those so-called bad interviews actually turned
into compelling television.
- Tony Danza

Local television and local TV news isn't telling the
voters about local candidates.
- Reed Hundt

In this age of globalization, instant real time media and television,
everyone all over the world realizes that high energy
usage equates with a high standard of living and wealth.
- John Olver

There is a lot to life, and a lot more than just television to life.
- Bryant Gumbel

Television has made dictatorship impossible but democracy unbearable.
- Shimon Peres

Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room.
Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America -
not on the battlefields of Vietnam.
- Marshall McLuhan

I grew up without a television.
It meant that I read lots of books and entertained myself.
- Emily Watson


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