"After my mother's death, I had such difficulty relating to people."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Jaron Lanier on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Jaron Lanier on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Jaron Lanier on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Jaron Lanier on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Jaron Lanier on Helen Keller
"Style used to be an interaction between the human soul and tools that were limiting. In the digital era, it will have to come from the soul alone."
"What does it mean to not be alone? I've approached that question through music, technology, writing and other means."
"My parents were kind of like me in that they had tons and tons of weird, amazing stuff."
"Anonymous blog comments, vapid video pranks and lightweight mash-ups may seem trivial and harmless, but as a whole, this widespread practice of fragmentary, impersonal communication has demeaned personal interaction."
"Musicians and journalists are the canaries in the coalmine, but, eventually, as computers get more and more powerful, it will kill off all middle-class professions."