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Esther Dyson Quotes and Sayings

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Change means that what was before wasn't perfect.
People want things to be better.
- Esther Dyson

Related topics: Change

It may not always be profitable at first for businesses to be online,
but it is certainly going to be unprofitable not to be online.
- Esther Dyson

I would much rather see responsibilities exercised
by individuals than have them imposed by the government.
- Esther Dyson

As long as a government can come and shoot you,
you can't jump on the Internet to freedom.
- Esther Dyson

 

In the space of three weeks, I met a fair bunch of
the guys who were just starting those little programmers' co-ops,
and everybody was talking about starting businesses.
- Esther Dyson

Part of the problem is when we bring in a new technology
we expect it to be perfect in a way that we don't expect
the world that we're familiar with to be perfect.
- Esther Dyson

Well, take the evolution of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
It began as hackers' rights.
Then it became general civil liberties of everybody -
government stay away.
- Esther Dyson

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Don't leave hold of your common sense.
Think about what you're doing and how the technology can enhance it.
Don't think about technology first.
- Esther Dyson

From the business point of view - not to overstate it -
intellectual property is dead; long live intellectual process.
Long live service; long live performance.
- Esther Dyson

Since I became chairman, I've tried to turn EFF into
civil liberties and responsibilities.
- Esther Dyson

A worker's paradise is a consumer's hell.
- Esther Dyson

But there is a corollary to freedom and that's personal responsibility,
and the real challenge is how you generate that personal
responsibility without imposing it.
- Esther Dyson

Having seen a non-market economy, I suddenly understood
much better what I liked about a market economy.
- Esther Dyson

I joined the board of the Santa Fe Institute.
- Esther Dyson

I became a real free market fanatic.
I'm probably less so now than even two or three years ago.
- Esther Dyson

In the sense that people who produce things and work get rewarded,
statistically.
You don't get rewarded precisely for your effort,
but in Russia you got rewarded for being alive,
but not very well rewarded.
- Esther Dyson

I think that the use of copyright is going to change dramatically.
Part of it is economics.
There is just going to be so much content out there -
there's a scarcity of attention.
Information consumes attention, and there's too much information.
- Esther Dyson

I think copyright is moral, proper.
I think a creator has the right to control the disposition of his or her works -
I actually believe that the financial issue is less
important than the integrity of the work,
the attribution, that kind of stuff.
- Esther Dyson

There's almost no way of doing importing honestly,
because if you do you're at such a disadvantage competitively.
So people spend huge amounts of effort getting around
stupid laws and not paying taxes.
- Esther Dyson

What I'm thinking about more and more these days is
simply the importance of transparency,
and Jefferson's saying that he'd rather have a free
press without a government than a government without a free press.
- Esther Dyson

I've seen disgusting excess in business,
and I've seen disgusting excess in Washington.
But at the same time, I've certainly learned that Washington
matters and that you can't ignore it,
especially when you get into telecom.
- Esther Dyson

I think I have the right to know what Steve Forbes paid in taxes -
I don't think there should be a law.
I think there should be a presumption.
I wouldn't vote for a guy who wouldn't reveal what he paid in taxes.
That kind of thing.
- Esther Dyson

Oh, that all the things my father had told me about
how disgusting Washington is are true.
And again it's the system - there are lots of nice,
well-meaning people there.
But it's a sleazy place.
And politics is all about doing favors.
- Esther Dyson

And the Russians certainly don't have it.
If a woman shows up in a fur coat, I just assume she's a crook.
And that's me, the nice American.
The assumption that you can't make money honestly is a killer.
- Esther Dyson

We must become the change we wish to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi PHOTO

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell PHOTO

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous PHOTO

Change what you see,
by changing how you see.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Change of any sort requires courage.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

When one door closes, another opens.
But often we look so long, so regretfully,
upon the closed door,
that we fail to see the one that is opened for us.
- Helen Keller

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Nothing endures but change.
- Heraclitus

Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Change always comes bearing gifts.
- Price Pritchett

I welcome change as a great adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You change your life by changing your heart.
- Max Lucado

When you are reluctant to change,
think of the beauty of autumn.
- V. B. Brown

The dream you are living is your creation.
It is your perception of reality that you can change at any time.
- don Miguel Ruiz

To improve is to change;
to be perfect is to change often.
- Winston Churchill

Be the change you want to see in the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Change your thoughts, change your life.
- James Allen

Without change, there would be no butterflies.
- Anonymous

Progress is impossible without change,
and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.
- George Bernard Shaw

If you don't like something, change it,
If you can't change it, change your attitude
- Maya Angelou

We must be the change we wish to see.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The inherent nature of life is constant change.
To fear change is to fear life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The greatest discovery of any generation
is that a human being
can alter his life by
altering his attitude
- William James

What old people say you cannot do,
you try and find that you can.
Old deeds for old people, and new deeds for new.
- Henry David Thoreau

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes,
and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
- Henry David Thoreau

Other people do not have to change
for us to experience peace of mind.
- Gerald Jampolsky

We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

Our grandchildren's grandchildren will shake their heads in shame
at some of the beliefs that we hold most dear today -
the question is, which ones?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one is in control of your happiness but you;
therefore, you have the power to change anything
about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

The mind has exactly the same power as the hands:
not merely to grasp the world, but to change it.
- Colin Wilson

The simplest questions are the most profound.
Where were you born?
Where is your home?
Where are you going?
What are you doing?
Think about these once in a while
and watch your answers change.
- Richard Bach

If a man can... make a better mousetrap,
the world will make a beaten path to his door.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Goes the song, "we change, we change."
But the music is still mine.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

If you take the responsibility for your life,
you can start changing it.
- Osho

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Habit and routine have an unbelievable power to waste and destroy.
- Henri de Lubac

I was taught that the way of progress
is neither swift nor easy.
- Marie Curie

When men are easy in their circumstances,
they are naturally enemies to innovations.
- Joseph Addison

Face the facts of being what you are,
for that is what changes what you are.
- Soren Kierkegaard

You can't move so fast that you try to change
the mores faster than people can accept it.
That doesn't mean you do nothing,
but it means that you do the things that
need to be done according to priority.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The most dangerous phrase in the language is,
"We've always done it this way."
- Grace Hopper


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