Neil deGrasse Tyson, an “expert on The Universe” — which has to be the sweetest job description ever — holds a Q&A session at Google:

I’m not worried about kids. I’m worried about grown ups. These are the ones who vote. These are the ones who tell you, “The world is coming to an end in 2012!”

Kids don’t say that — grown ups do.

I’m worried about grown ups who say, “Read my horoscope! Tell me where they’ll find money tomorrow!” Grown ups say this — not children. Children do not read horoscopes. Children are perfectly happy counting through the number 13. Children are not afraid to walk under ladders. They see a black cat cross their path, they say, “Oh the kitty!” and they want to pet it — not run in the other direction. Children are not the problem here.

Kids are born curious. They’re always exploring. We spend the first year of their lives teaching them how to walk and talk. And the rest of their lives telling them to shut up and sit down.
-Neil deGrasse Tyson

If only adults were as fearless as children. Imagine a world where people aren’t afraid of being wrong. Of being different. Of not knowing something. Of failing. Kids are naturally curious. Vastly creative. Think they can do anything. Then we change them.

posted on December 4th, 2009 in quotes

We stand by the fabricated quote.
Because we know Obama thinks it anyway. - Rush Limbaugh

posted on October 27th, 2009 in quotes

They say when you play with skills,
good luck will happen. - Jay-Z (“Guns & Roses”)

Recession be damned. My friends are making big moves and are as busy as they want to be. It feels good to be surrounded by (well-deserved) successful people.

posted on October 3rd, 2009 in lyrics

Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like the dickens underneath.
- Michael Caine

posted on September 21st, 2009 in quotes

Seems like street lights glowing
Happen to be just like moments passing in front of me
So I hopped in the cab and I paid my fare
See, I know my destination, but I’m just not there
- Kanye West (“Street Lights”)

posted on March 22nd, 2009 in lyrics