To recover our privacy and make democracy safe, we need to redesign digital systems so that they do not collect information about people in general. First step, don’t help any new ones gain a foothold. – Richard Stallman


Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult—once we truly understand and accept it—then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters. – The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck


“You will begin to touch heaven, Jonathan, in the moment that you touch perfect speed. And that isn’t flying a thousand miles an hour, or a million, or flying at the speed of light. Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn’t have limits. Perfect speed, my son, is being there.”  ― Richard Bach, Jonathan Livingston Seagull