Amazon quotes

  • Chaos is hard to create, even on the Internet. Here's an example. Go to Buy a book without using SSL. Watch the total lack of chaos.
    -- Bruce Schneier

    #Book #Example #Amazon

  • The Weaver is a really godlike power. It's not even a blind idiot god, a sort of Lovecraft thing, it's just a purely capricious god. It's an intelligence you can't understand, so you can't trust it." interview
    -- China Mieville

    #Interviews #Amazon #Idiot

  • The love of God toward you is like the Amazon River flowing down to water a single daisy.
    -- F.B. Meyer

    #Rivers #Water #Amazon

  • Amazon's identity and goals are never clear and always fluid, which makes the company destabilizing and intimidating.
    -- George Packer

    #Goal #Identity #Amazon

  • It seems preposterous now, but Amazon began as a bookstore.
    -- George Packer

    #Amazon #Bookstores

  • There in the midst of the Amazon Jungle, Simon Haskell has cobbled up for himself a replica of an Art Deco salon.
    -- Harlan Ellison

    #Art #Amazon #Midst

  • The earnings have been pretty good so far, but there's an ambiguity in the market about them, because you'll see Amazon or Microsoft disappointing and then others beating.
    -- Hugh S. Johnson

    #Amazon #Microsoft #Earning

  • One of the challenges of buying local advertising is, how do you know if it worked? How do you know if it's got value? We're moving toward an e-commerce experience for local, an Amazon-like experience for local.
    -- Jeremy Stoppelman

    #Moving #Challenges #Amazon

  • Is it OK for Amazon to know every word of every book you've read? Are you comfortable with that? Maybe you are. Is it OK to let everybody know you eat Corn Flakes? OK, but then there are certain products you might not want people to know that you're using.
    -- Jesse Schell

    #Book #People #Amazon

  • The net promoter score of health insurers averages 4/100. Amazon is 74/100.
    -- Joshua Kushner

    #Average #Amazon #Lessons

  • The Amazon is still burning; we just don't hear the smoke detectors anymore.
    -- Larry Gelbart

    #Nature #Amazon #Burning

  • I ordered a Kindle 2 from Amazon. How could I not? There were banner ads for it all over the Web. Whenever I went to the Amazon Web site, I was urged to buy one.
    -- Nicholson Baker

    #Amazon #Site #Banner

  • I loved when my boyfriends would call me their Amazon girl.
    -- Patti Hansen

    #Girl #My Boyfriend #Amazon

  • Eeek,” Shane said. Nothing. Right, Amazon princess, I got the point.
    -- Rachel Caine

    #Princess #Amazon #Said

  • When I'm on a break from writing, I'll log on to Amazon and eBay. The doorbell is constantly being rung by deliverymen.
    -- Sophie Kinsella

    #Writing #Ebay #Amazon

  • As long as we have Netfix, Turner Classic Movies, Amazon, YouTube, and bookstores, there is no excuse ever to lack inspiration.
    -- Tim Gunn

    #Inspiration #Long #Amazon

  • The story of the Amazon is a story that has been told by Europeans, you know, by Germans, by Canadians, by Americans.
    -- Ciro Guerra

    #Amazon #Stories #Knows

  • I think there's gonna be three networks, and then the rest will be Internet-based, and Amazon is gonna be huge and one of the networks. This is so serious. Ha. But really, you see it happening right now. You can see the shifts.
    -- Derek Waters

    #Thinking #Amazon #Three

  • I've been co-writing a TV thing with Bryan Cranston, which we are going to find out soon if it's moving forward or not which is for Amazon.
    -- Greg Mottola

    #Moving #Writing #Amazon

  • The fact is, when you look at the best teams—like the ones that existed at Toyota or 3M when Takeuchi or Nonaka wrote their paper, or the ones at Google or or Amazon today—there isn’t this separation of roles.
    -- Jeff Sutherland

    #Team #Google #Amazon

  • Amazon is evil, like anything big, but we can't help if it flows the very center of literature.
    -- Poe Ballantine

    #Evil #Amazon #Literature

  • It's organic. It's like a river. One stream comes in and it meets another stream and becomes the Amazon.
    -- Sam Pressman

    #Rivers #Amazon #Streams

  • When you look at a company like Amazon, one of the reasons that Amazon is one of the most powerful companies in the world is because we want to buy cheap stuff. If Donald Trump were to change trade laws, we couldn't buy the cheap stuff or in our Wal-Marts, they would cost a whole lot more.
    -- Stephanie Ruhle

    #Powerful #Law #Amazon

  • I don't like my hair when it's washed - it's fine and limp - but Coca-Cola makes it tousled, like I've gone through the Amazon or something.
    -- Suki Waterhouse

    #Hair #Amazon #Gone

  • Think of how Wikipedia works, how Amazon harnesses user annotation on its site, the way photo-sharing sites like Flickr are bleeding out into other applications. We're entering an era in which software learns from its users and all of the users are connected.
    -- Tim O'Reilly

    #Thinking #Wikipedia #Amazon

  • I've heard that the two plants that make Ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi and Psychotria viridis) in the Amazon, are increasingly difficult to find in the wild.
    -- Zoe Helene

    #Ayahuasca #Two #Amazon

  • If you go into the Ecuadorian Amazon and you stick your hand in the ground, what you get is oil sludge. The oil companies continue doing whatever they please.
    -- Rafael Correa

    #Hands #Oil #Amazon

  • "Embrace Of The Serpent" has been a big deal for Colombians outside the Amazon. It's been showing continuously there for more than three months. And the Oscar nomination, the film's producer says Colombians are comparing it to having the national team in the World Cup.
    -- Tom Cole

    #Team #Amazon #Three

  • The Ocaina and many of the other indigenous peoples of the Amazon were nearly wiped out during the rubber boom in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Outsiders came into the jungle, enslaved the tribes to harvest the rubber and killed those that resisted.
    -- Tom Cole

    #Amazon #Rubber #Outsiders

  • So "Embrace Of The Serpent" is told from the points of view and in the languages of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. He [Guerra] went there before shooting began, with a script written mostly in Spanish.
    -- Tom Cole

    #Views #Amazon #Shooting