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Jimmy Wales Quotes and Sayings

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My original concept was to provide a free encyclopedia
for every single person in the world.
- Jimmy Wales

Imagine a world in which every single person on the
planet is given free access to the sum of all human knowledge.
That's what we're doing.
- Jimmy Wales

Our growth rate continues to be staggering.
- Jimmy Wales

I have always liked the idea of going to print because
a big part of what we are about is to disseminate knowledge
throughout the world and not just to people who have broadband.
- Jimmy Wales

 

Love.
It isn't very popular in technical circles to say a
lot of mushy stuff about love,
but frankly it's a very very important part of what
holds our project together.
- Jimmy Wales

People are not fundamentally bad.
It only takes the smallest of correctives to take care
of that tiny minority that wants to disrupt the community.
- Jimmy Wales

The goal is to give people a free encyclopedia to every person in the world,
in their own language.
Not just in a 'free beer' kind of way,
but also in the free speech kind of way.
- Jimmy Wales

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I have always viewed the mission of Wikipedia to be
much bigger than just creating a killer website.
We're doing that of course, and having a lot of fun doing it,
but a big part of what motivates us is our larger mission
to affect the world in a positive way.
- Jimmy Wales

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

Be an Original, smile broadly, sing loudly,
paint your rooms in bold colors,
search every rabbit hole for a magical white bunny,
have caviar for breakfast and oatmeal for dinner,
wear a purple coat with a red hat, dance lightly with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Everyone is a genius at least once a year;
a real genius has his original ideas closer together.
- Georg Lichtenberg

Books serve to show a man
that those original thoughts of his
aren't very new at all.
- Abraham Lincoln

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

Mind can never be intelligent - only no-mind is intelligent.
Only no-mind is original and radical.
Only no-mind is revolutionary - revolution in action.
The mind gives you a sort of stupor.
Burdened by the memories of the past,
burdened by the projections of the future,
you go on living - at the minimum.
You dont live at the maximum.
Your flame remains very dim.
Once you start dropping thoughts,
the dust that you have collected in the past,
the flame arises - clean, clear, alive, young.
Your whole life becomes a flame,
and a flame without any smoke.
That is what awareness is.
- Osho

We are composed of self-contradictions.
Each of us is loving in some moments - hateful in others.
Patient and calm sometimes - harried by urgency at others.
Understanding - and self-absorbed.
Reassuring - and sarcastic.
Generous - and greedy.
Trusting - and jealous.
Comforting - and snappish.
Original - and stuck in a rut.
Thankful - and needy.
Forgiving - and vengeful.
Nurturing ourself - and stuffing ourself with fast food.
Honoring our bodies - and overstressing.
Being Joyful - and Suffering.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for
thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers.
The original meal has never been found.
- Calvin Trillin

A mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The more powerful and original a mind,
the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.
- Aldous Huxley

Words derive their power from the original word.
- Meister Eckhart

By definition a sequel can't be original.
So you've got to figure out what worked the first time around.
- Barry Sonnenfeld

My original opinion still stands.
I don't think he should have put it out.
- Lonnie Donegan

A masterpiece of fiction is an original world and as
such is not likely to fit the world of the reader.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Original thought is like original sin:
both happened before you were born to people you could not have possibly met.
- Fran Lebowitz

Yeah, you know, you like it to come on like gangbusters,
but you get into passages that are very interesting and subtle,
and sometimes your original intent changes quite a bit.
- Roy Lichtenstein

I had known Cole Porter in Hollywood and New York,
spent many a warm hour at his home, and met the talented
and original people who were drawn to him.
- Gene Tierney

Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking,
unskilled in the arts of composition,
I resolved to write a book.
- Edward Gibbon

So if we have anything original to offer,
it's to speak from our own life about the society we're in.
- Sean Penn

Excellence is a better teacher than mediocrity.
The lessons of the ordinary are everywhere.
Truly profound and original insights are to be found
only in studying the exemplary.
- Warren G. Bennis

I started out as an opportunistic renegade.
By now, I've lasted long enough to become sort of an
American Original Respectable Renegade.
- Wolfman Jack

We are obliged to regard many of our original minds
as crazy at least until we have become as clever as they are.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The original item looked like a little hand cart with
the figure of a man mounted on a platform between the wheels.
The man's outstretched arm always pointed south.
- Kit Williams

The original Return of the Living Dead,
I was attached to direct it, and I wrote the story.
Production was delayed.
In the meantime I went to London to do Lifeforce.
- Tobe Hooper

Persecution is not an original feature in any religion;
but it is always the strongly marked feature of all
religions established by law.
- Thomas Paine

They've tried to manufacture other Marilyn Monroes
and they will undoubtedly keep trying.
But it won't work.
She was an original.
- Billy Wilder

In the original draft I was 27 and Peter was 55 in the script.
That's not the same as a guy in his 40s and a dad in the end of his 70s.
It's a different point in both our lives.
- Paul Reiser

People are looking for original content in many different places,
as are advertisers.
This takes us into a whole new ballgame.
- Jeff Zucker

The level of detail and craft is something that's inscribed
within the original design concept.
And so when I begin to draw, I know what kind of detailing
I want the building to have.
- Tadao Ando

What this White House really needs is a chief of staff
who can read Machiavelli in the original Italian.
- Mack McLarty

I was told I had an overabundance of original sin.
- Susan Sarandon

There is no original or primary gender a drag imitates,
but gender is a kind of imitation for which there is no original.
- Judith Butler

Well, let's go back to the original intent of Social Security.
It is an insurance contract.
- Chuck Hagel

One's mind, once stretched by a new idea,
never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Hip-hop is definitely not what it used to be,
which was creative, original music.
- Missy Elliot

Our original idea was to help three or four hundred
candidates in the first election run for the Ohio State
legislature and the California legislature around the country.
- Pete du Pont

Robert Altman's Nashville is my all-time favorite film
because it covers all the bases -
it's original,
moving, and has something to say, but also funny and incredibly entertaining.
- Douglas Wood

Thus, races arose from an original coding which God
pulled out as needed for adaptation to the environment.
- Walter Lang

The German people is not marked by original sin,
but by original nobility.
- Alfred Rosenberg

U2 is an original species...
there are colours and feelings and emotional terrain
that we occupy that is ours and ours alone.
- Bono

Nothing beats the original Krispy Kreme.
- Jason Behr

Private property was the original source of freedom.
It still is its main ballpark.
- Walter Lippmann

Every great architect is - necessarily - a great poet.
He must be a great original interpreter
of his time, his day, his age.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Pride and conceit were the original sins of man.
- Alain Rene Le Sage

No one can be profoundly original who does not avoid eccentricity.
- Andre Maurois

Learn the duty as well as taste the pleasure of original work.
- Robert James Graves

You've gotta be original, because if you're like someone else,
what do they need you for?
- Bernadette Peters

The Buddha is your real body, your original mind.
- Bodhidharma

So I did 'Something Happened on the Way to Heaven'
and the original version is a ballad.
The original Phil record is uptempo but we slowed it
down and made it a ballad.
- Deborah Cox

At the lowest cognitive level, they are processes of experiencing,
or, to speak more generally, processes of intuiting
that grasp the object in the original.
- Edmund Husserl

An original something, dear maid, you would wish me to write;
but how shall I begin? For I'm sure I have not original in me,
Excepting Original Sin.
- Thomas Campbell

Just because there is a problem doesn't mean that we have to solve it,
if the cure is going to be more expensive than the original ailment.
- Bjorn Lomborg

There are no original ideas.
There are only original people.
- Barbara Grizzuti Harrison

But you know, as you say, the original versions of
my films are getting out there,
slowly.
- Dario Argento

The album is a definite departure.
I haven't written original material before,
except for one song on my first album,
but Elvis and I did six songs together on this one.
- Diana Krall

What gets me excited is the original principle.
- Heston Blumenthal

An original idea.
That can't be too hard.
The library must be full of them.
- Stephen Fry

We need to get rid of the 16th amendment,
and return to the original system that funds government
with a variety of tariffs and duties.
- Alan Keyes

It isn't the original scandal that gets people in the most trouble -
it's the attempted cover-up.
- Tom Petri

We would have to invent the U.N.
if we did not have it, which is not an original thought.
- Shirley Temple

Ideas are infinite, original, and lively divine thoughts.
- Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel

No bird has ever uttered note That was not in some first bird's throat;
Since Eden's freshness and man's fall No rose has been original.
- Thomas Bailey Aldrich


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