"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."
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."James Fallows on Eleanor Roosevelt
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them."James Fallows on Walt Disney
"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."James Fallows on T. E. Lawrence
"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."James Fallows on Harriet Tubman
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."James Fallows on James Dean
"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."
"There's no longer any surprise in noting that China has grave environmental problems."
"Environmental disaster is the gravest threat to China's continued development. That's according to me, but it is not some wacko view."