"A basic rule of life for reporters is that you should spend your time talking with and learning about people who are not sending you press releases, rather than those who are."
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."James Fallows on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."James Fallows on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."James Fallows on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."James Fallows on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."James Fallows on Earl Nightingale
"Always write angry letters to your enemies. Never mail them."
"Over the eons I've been a fan of, and sucker for, each latest automated system to 'simplify' and 'bring order to' my life. Very early on this led me to the beautiful-and-doomed Lotus Agenda for my DOS computers, and Actioneer for the early Palm."
"The demise of Google Reader, if logical, is a reminder of how far we've come from the cuddly old 'I'm Feeling Lucky' Google days, in which there was a foreseeably-astonishing delight in the way Google's evolving design tricks anticipated what users would like."
"The hoary joke in the literary world, based on 'Dreams From My Father,' was that if things had worked out differently for Barack Obama, he could have made it as a writer."
"There's no longer any surprise in noting that China has grave environmental problems."