"Having your fiscal house in order and having a more manageable macro-economic future is going to be very useful in creating growth."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Fareed Zakaria on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Fareed Zakaria on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Fareed Zakaria on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Fareed Zakaria on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Fareed Zakaria on William Shakespeare
"Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their status. They didn't mind others being rich, as long as they had a path to move up as well. The American Dream is all about social mobility in a sense - the idea that anyone can make it."
"The technological revolution at home makes it much easier for computers to do our work."
"America's growth historically has been fueled mostly by investment, education, productivity, innovation and immigration. The one thing that doesn't seem to have anything to do with America's growth rate is a brutal work schedule."
"I enjoy writing but I much prefer the experience of having written."
"In a very weak economy, when you say 'cut government spending,' what you mean is you're laying off school teachers and you're de-funding various programs that put money into the economy. This means you have more unemployed people that then draw unemployment benefits and don't pay taxes."