Peter Calthorpe quotes

  • We've concocted a system where local trips take an auto. That's our biggest tragedy. Streetcars, such as those used in Portland's Pearl District, and elevated people movers, like those in downtown Miami, are moving people from rail stations to their final destinations. But a new concept, PRT, may help revolutionize urban transportation, providing a cost-effective way to get people from train stations to where they need to go.
    -- Peter Calthorpe

    #Moving #People #Tragedy

  • To Jane Jacob’s three traditional urban values of civic space, human scale and diversity, the current environmental imperative adds two more: conservation and regionalism.
    -- Peter Calthorpe

    #Two #Space #Diversity

  • To Jane Jacob’s three traditional urban values of civic space, human scale and diversity, the current environmental imperative adds two more: conservation and regionalism.
    -- Peter Calthorpe

    #Two #Space #Diversity

  • Paintings! They're like TV, but they don't move.

  • Giulia Melucci has written a wonderfully funny and moving book. It's like Eat, Pray, Love, with recipes.

  • Tip: Take the stodgiest, oldest, slowest moving industry you can find. And build amazing software for it.

  • I feel like after acting, the other half of why I love this business is the opportunity to work with and meet people who inspire you. That it pays my rent is a good bonus.

  • Don't miss out on the love of a good women,son. No matter what that old man of yours tells you,love is real.I'd have never had the success in my life without the women right there.She's been my backbone.She's been my reason for everything I've ever done.One day your drive to make a name for yourself will begin to drift away. It won't be that important anymore.But when you're doing it for someone else, someone you would move heaven and earth for then you never lose the desire to succeed.I can't imagine this world without her in it.I don't ever want to.

  • The science of anti-Semitism finally comes to explain this phenomenon, enlightening further the consciousness of people, fully satisfying their instinct and its violent eruptions thus legitimized by revealing their cause - the parasitism of the Jews. Thus it gives us the formula of the scientific solution for the problem of Judaism, which in order to realize we have only to apply.

  • Science fiction is a field of writing where, month after month, every printed word implies to hundreds of thousands of people: 'There is change. Look, today's fantastic story is tomorrow's fact.

  • Tragedy is the difference between what is and what could have been.

  • The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.

  • Life's greatest tragedy is not that it will someday end, but that most only live to follow directions and sometimes we end up totally lost.