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Leonardo da Vinci was a great artist and a great scientist. Michelangelo knew how to cut stone at the quarry. Edwin Land at Polaroid once said, 'I want Polaroid to stand at the intersection of art and science,' and I've never forgotten that.

Quoted in 'Steve's Two Jobs,' Time (Michael Krantz; October 18, 1999)
Knowledge is the only meaningful resource today.

Post-capitalist Society (1993)
We live in an economy where knowledge, not buildings and machinery, is the chief resource and where knowledge-workers make up the biggest part of the work force. Until well into the 20th century, most workers were manual workers. Today...40% of our total work force, are knowledge-workers., 2000
Knowledge applied to existing processes, services and products is productivity; knowledge applied to the new is innovation.

Interview, Hot Wired (July/August 1993)
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!
The possession of knowledge does not kill the sense of wonder and mystery. There is always more mystery.
Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.
Knowledge and ability were tools, not things to show off.

If you really want to know something, you have to be willing to pay the price.

After Dark
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On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."