Edward de Bono
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On being a dad: When I was younger and didn't have a kid, I wouldn't think much about the risks I was putting myself through. Now, I double, triple check and do my homework a lot more thoroughly. The factors that I'm not aware of, I want to make sure it's dialed before jumping into the unknown.
I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory. Little girl, a memory without blot of contamination must be an exquisite treasure-an inexhaustible source of pure refreshment: is it not?
What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
I think what destroys Hollywood marriages is our work schedule, not so much infidelity.
Unless one lays the foundation - which is to be free from fear, free from sorrow, anxiety, and all the traps that consciously or unconsciously one lays for oneself - I do not see how it is possible for a mind to be actually quiet.
It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures, new directions to grow in, and new lessons to learn - which is what life is all about.
A brain is a society of very small, simple modules that cannot be said to be thinking, that are not smart in themselves. But when you have a network of them together, out of that arises a kind of smartness.
I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.
Alexis de Tocqueville
To become different from what we are, we must have some awareness of what we are.
On people remembering stories more than products: The technology we've been laboring on over the past 20 years becomes part of the sedimentary layer. But when Snow White was re-released, we were one of the 28 million families that went out and bought a copy of it. This was a film that is 60 years old, and my son was watching it and loving it. I don't think anybody's going to be beating on a Macintosh 60 years from now.
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