"I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain, but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant."
"A joke is a very serious thing."Walter Isaacson on Winston Churchill
"Humor is mankind's greatest blessing."Walter Isaacson on Mark Twain
"Common sense and a sense of humor are the same thing, moving at different speeds. A sense of humor is just common sense, dancing."Walter Isaacson on William James
"If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide."Walter Isaacson on Mahatma Gandhi
"A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road."Walter Isaacson on Henry Ward Beecher
"When you write biographies, whether it's about Ben Franklin or Einstein, you discover something amazing: They are human."
"Polite and velvety leaders, who take care to avoid bruising others, are generally not as effective at forcing change."
"You can't have a sustainable US economy without a great education system. Teach students to do the job right. You don't have an innovative economy unless you have a great education."
"I think when money starts to corrupt journalism, it undermines the journalism, and it undermines the credibility of the product, and you end up not succeeding."
"I have a strong emotional respect for Steve."