Quinn Norton quotes

  • Every time I scratch apathy, I find powerlessness beneath it. Humans care, they just don't know what to do about it.
    -- Quinn Norton

    #Apathy #Scratches #Care

  • You don't owe the internet your time. Your time is yours, whatever time you give the internet is a gift. The internet does not know this, and it will never learn. Time is the most precious thing you have. More than money, or land, or prestige, or any valuable thing you can think of, a life is measured in time. The sooner you walk away from a useless fight, the more of it you get to have.
    -- Quinn Norton

    #Fighting #Thinking #Land

  • There is an aesthetic crisis in writing, which is this: how do we write emotionally of scenes involving computers? How do we make concrete, or at least reconstructable in the minds of our readers, the terrible, true passions that cross telephony lines? Right now my field must tackle describing a world where falling in love, going to war and filling out tax forms looks the same; it looks like typing.
    -- Quinn Norton

    #Falling In Love #War #Passion

  • Right now my field must tackle describing a world where falling in love, going to war and filling out tax forms looks the same; it looks like typing.
    -- Quinn Norton

    #Falling In Love #War #World

  • We need to create a society in which civility rules over cynicism and apathy.

  • Voter apathy is a civic abdication.

  • The scratches in Yoko Ono records are moments of relief.

  • One must scratch that part of the body or mind that itches.

  • It's incredibly hard to program a network from scratch for 24 hours.

  • You have to trust your body to take care of you.

  • One thing my wife says is bad about me is that I still care too much.

  • And let her think I don't care she's with you? No can do. She needs to know what I want

  • Care for him who shall have borne the battle

  • Public property has the same standing with me as that of an orphan; if it is much, it must be conserved, and if it is little, it must be used with care.