"My parents were kind of like me in that they had tons and tons of weird, amazing stuff."
"Sometimes I think my husband is so amazing that I don't know why he's with me. I don't know whether I'm good enough. But if I make him happy, then I'm everything I want to be."Jaron Lanier on Angelina Jolie
"If you tell people where to go, but not how to get there, you'll be amazed at the results."Jaron Lanier on George S. Patton
"It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit."Jaron Lanier on Harry S. Truman
"If you set goals and go after them with all the determination you can muster, your gifts will take you places that will amaze you."Jaron Lanier on Les Brown
"Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you're kind, amazing things will happen."Jaron Lanier on Conan O'Brien
"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."
"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."
"My dad has sometimes felt that I grew up a little lacking in sufficient eccentricity - in the sense that I'm willing to live as an adult in a house with walls that are parallel to each other, that sort of thing."