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Blog Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

Smithsonian acquires artwork based on Stewart Brand epigram

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on February 3rd, 02021

The Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery has acquired a light sculpture based on quote from Long Now co-founder Stewart Brand’s book on long-term thinking, The Clock of the Long Now (01999) . . .   Read More

Long Quotes: Martin Luther King

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on January 20th, 02020

“We must come to see that the end we seek is a society that is at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Long Quotes: Zora Neale Hurston

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on January 7th, 02020

Zora Neale Hurston, author of Their Eyes Were Watching God (01937), was born on this day in 01891.. . .   Read More

Edge Question 02018

by Ahmed Kabil - Twitter: @ahmedkabil on February 7th, 02018

John Brockman. For the last twenty years, literary agent John Brockman has presented the members of his online salon Edge with a question that elicits discussion about some of the biggest intellectual and scientific issues of our time.(Previous prompts include “What scientific term or concept ought to be more widely known?” or “What should we be worried about?”). The essay responses — in […]

Last Day of the Interval Brickstarter: Put Your Name on Our Wall

by Mikl Em on October 1st, 02014

Tonight is your last chance to become an Interval Charter Donor all donors by 9pm Pacific on 10/1/02014 will be listed on our Donor Wall at The Interval in San Francisco. Please help us reach our goal! Today culminates two years of raising funds to build and open The Interval at Long Now. We have had […]

Long Quotes: Larry Lessig

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on January 30th, 02012

Larry’s Lessig’s very last remark at his SALT talk, ending the Q & A, was this:
“When you feel the impossibility of really thinking about the ten thousand year horizon, you’ve got to access that part in each of us which knows that the rational calculation is not the only reason we. . .   Read More

Long Quotes: Lenin

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on March 21st, 02011

“There are decades where nothing happens; and there are weeks where decades happen”.  – Lenin (thanks to @JPBarlow for this one)

Long Quotes: Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Tyler Emerson on February 4th, 02011

Quotes related to long-term thinking. Have a favorite quote? Share it with us in comments. “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Long Quotes: Peter Thiel

by Tyler Emerson on December 6th, 02010

Quotes related to long-term thinking. Have a favorite quote? Share it with us in comments. “We’ve had a loss of the sense of the frontier. We have to reclaim that.” – Peter Thiel

Long Quotes: Mae West

by Alexander Rose - Twitter: @zander on November 29th, 02010

Quotes related to long-term thinking. Have a favorite quote? Share it with us in comments. “Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly” – Mae West