"What does it mean to not be alone? I've approached that question through music, technology, writing and other means."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Jaron Lanier on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Jaron Lanier on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Jaron Lanier on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Jaron Lanier on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Jaron Lanier on Marilyn Monroe
"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."
"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."
"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."