"Sometimes, when my wife and I were going out to dinner, I would take my laptop with me and work in the car, so as to take advantage of the half hour going and coming."
"If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that got 1,000 MPG."Thomas Friedman on Bill Gates
"There was a time in my life when I thought I had everything - millions of dollars, mansions, cars, nice clothes, beautiful women, and every other materialistic thing you can imagine. Now I struggle for peace."Thomas Friedman on Richard Pryor
"Car designers are just going to have to come up with an automobile that outlasts the payments."Thomas Friedman on Erma Bombeck
"I hooked up my accelerator pedal in my car to my brake lights. I hit the gas, people behind me stop, and I'm gone."Thomas Friedman on Steven Wright
"I replaced the headlights in my car with strobe lights, so it looks like I'm the only one moving."Thomas Friedman on Steven Wright
"Rock stars get room keys, I get business cards."
"I think we have lost our groove as a country. One of the reasons was the attack on 9/11. We got knocked off our game. From a country that always exported hope we went into the business of exporting fear."
"We need better neighbors, neighbors that care about the schools in their neighborhood whether they have kids in them or not, because they know that the health and vitality of that neighborhood depends on it."
"It created a global platform that allowed more people to plug and play, collaborate and compete, share knowledge and share work, than anything we have ever seen in the history of the world."
"Optimists are usually wrong. But all the great change in history, positive change, was done by optimists."