For what they show us is what we see.
What we find is what we see.
What we see is what we see.
And what we see may not contain the answer.
Numbers on the screen are representations of the real world.
Look at the real world, not just representations. Walk around what you want to learn about.
The distribution of excellence is fiercely lognormal, skewed, long-tailed.
Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
I don't know who discovered water but it wasn't a fish.
You can't be a futurist without being a historian.
Most principles of design should be greeted with some skepticism, for word authority can dominate our vision, and we may come to see only through the lenses of word authority rather than with our own eyes.
Everyone spoke of an information overload, but what there was in fact was a non-information overload.
He that will not reason is a bigot. He that cannot reason is a fool. He that dare not reason is a slave.
Only rarely does some exceptional even lead people to recognise their intellectual self-image in such a way as to open up new perspectives on what is learnable.
Society has many ways to resist fundamental and threatening change. Thus, this book [Mindstorms] is about facing choices that are ultimately political.
Therefore, let me argue that the actual dawn of user interface design first happened when computer designers finally noticed, not just that end users had functioning minds, but that a better understanding of how those minds worked would completely shift the paradigm of interaction.
You are free, and that is why you are lost.
You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
One always has exaggerated ideas about what one doesn't know.
Laziness is built deep into our nature.
Not all illusions are visual. There are illusions of thought, which we call cognitive illusions.
We can be blind to the obvious, and we are also blind to our blindness.
There have always been three kinds of people in the world, the High, the Middle and the Low. The world has changed but society always contains these three groups.
Wisdom cannot be passed on. Wisdom that a wise man attempts to pass on always sounds like foolishness.