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Silicon Valley quotes by Jeffrey Skoll
#1. I believe that Silicon Valley is truly a place of excellence and the impact of this tiny community on the world is completely disproportionate to its size. We are the undisputed leaders of technological change. But with our abundance of talent and resources, we also have the opportunity to be the pioneers of social change and, ultimately, this may be our greatest contribution. #Quote by Jeffrey Skoll
Silicon Valley quotes by Michael Lewis
#2. Someone once said that the best technology is indistinguishable from magic. Clark now had the best magic act in Silicon Valley. The best magic act attracted many of the best engineers. In the Valley it often did. The Valley had given engineers a place where they could make their living outside the enormous gray corporations that expected them to conform. It #Quote by Michael Lewis
Silicon Valley quotes by Astra Taylor
#3. First we need to rethink the terms and recognize that we've imported this language from the technocratic class, from Silicon Valley, that talks about openness and transparency. #Quote by Astra Taylor
Silicon Valley quotes by Ron Conway
#4. The more angels we have in Silicon Valley, the better. We are funding innovation. We are funding the next Facebook, Google, and Twitter. #Quote by Ron Conway
Silicon Valley quotes by Michael Moritz
#5. Israel is the second Silicon Valley, and it is therefore the only other place we have chosen to expand our activities. #Quote by Michael Moritz
Silicon Valley quotes by Andy Ogle
#6. The education needs in Silicon Valley versus rural Iowa versus Tennessee are very different. #Quote by Andy Ogle
Silicon Valley quotes by Brad Templeton
#7. The rest of the world views the USA the way Silicon Valley views Microsoft. Except with tanks. #Quote by Brad Templeton
Silicon Valley quotes by Jean-Louis Gassee
#8. The romance of Silicon Valley was about money - excuse me, about changing the world, one million dollars at a time. #Quote by Jean-Louis Gassee
Silicon Valley quotes by Niklas Zennstrom
#9. The next Google or Facebook will come from somewhere other than Silicon Valley. #Quote by Niklas Zennstrom
Silicon Valley quotes by Jonathan Franzen
#10. He was certifiably insane, an Ayn Rander who fancied himself an Übermensch and "the Singularity's chosen avatar, #Quote by Jonathan Franzen
Silicon Valley quotes by Christopher Moore
#11. Winter denial: therein lay the key to California Schadenfreude
the secret joy that the rest of the country feels at the misfortune of California. The country said: "Look at them, with their fitness and their tans, their beaches and their movie stars, their Silicon Valley and silicone breasts, their orange bridge and their palm trees. God, I hate those smug, sunshiny bastards!" Because if you're up to your navel in a snowdrift in Ohio, nothing warms your heart like the sight of California on fire. If you're shoveling silt out of your basement in the Fargo flood zone, nothing brightens your day like watching a Malibu mansion tumbling down a cliff into the sea. And if a tornado just peppered the land around your Oklahoma town with random trailer trash and redneck nuggets, then you can find a quantum of solace in the fact that the earth actually opened up in the San Fernando Valley and swallowed a whole caravan of commuting SUVs. #Quote by Christopher Moore
Silicon Valley quotes by Evgeny Morozov
#12. A lot of the geeks in Silicon Valley will tell you they no longer believe in the ability of policymakers in Washington to accomplish anything. They don't understand why people end up in politics; they would do much more good for the world if they worked at Google or Facebook. #Quote by Evgeny Morozov
Silicon Valley quotes by Tim O'Reilly
#13. The thing we should all be looking for are people who want to make a difference. I'm a big believer in the Silicon Valley religion of the power of markets. But I also believe in our obligation to give back, and to give back in the way we do business, to create more value than we capture for ourselves. #Quote by Tim O'Reilly
Silicon Valley quotes by Jon M. Chu
#14. I never knew Steve Jobs. I met him once, but I never knew him. But growing up in the Silicon Valley, he was the hero. He was the guy. #Quote by Jon M. Chu
Silicon Valley quotes by Eric Lefkofsky
#15. I think there are four or five interesting pockets where a lot of cool technology companies are getting started. Chicago is one of them. New York is certainly another. Silicon Valley really dominates. And you're seeing some stuff out of Boston and Seattle and down South. #Quote by Eric Lefkofsky
Silicon Valley quotes by Daniel Suarez
#16. Silicon Valley isn't usually where aspiring authors go to kick-start a literary reputation. [ ... ] How'd he do it? By courting bloggers and influential techies like Joi Ito, Stewart Brand, and Craig Newmark demonstrating that if you can get the geek grapevine on your side, you don't need Random House. #Quote by Daniel Suarez
Silicon Valley quotes by Alain De Botton
#17. The secular are at this moment in history a great deal more optimistic than the religious – something of an irony, given the frequency with which the latter have been derided by the former for their apparent naivety and credulousness. It is the secular whose longing for perfection has grown so intense as to lead them to imagine that paradise might be realized on this earth after just a few more years of financial growth and medical research. With no evident awareness of the contradiction they may, in the same breath, gruffly dismiss a belief in angels while sincerely trusting that the combined powers of the IMF, the medical research establishment, Silicon Valley and democratic politics could together cure the ills of mankind.... It is telling that the secular world is not well versed in the art of gratitude: we no longer offer up thanks for harvests, meals, bees or clement weather. On a superficial level, we might suppose that this is because there is no one to say 'Thank you' to. But at base it seems more a matter of ambition and expectation. Many of those blessings for which our pious and pessimistic ancestors offered thanks, we now pride ourselves on having worked hard enough to take for granted. #Quote by Alain De Botton
Silicon Valley quotes by Yves Behar
#18. When I first came to the Bay area, I worked in Silicon Valley in the early to mid-'90s, and I think what mattered then was our ability as designers to create a vision around people's ideas. #Quote by Yves Behar
Silicon Valley quotes by Paulo Coelho
#19. Some people believe that "fashion" is everything. Every six months, they spend a fortune changing some tiny detail in order to keep up their membership in the very exclusive tribe of the rich. If they were to visit Silicon Valley, where the billionaires of the IT industry wear plastic watches and beat-up jeans, they would understand that the world has changed #Quote by Paulo Coelho
Silicon Valley quotes by Marvin Ammori
#20. The iPhone will forever be associated with the inventive genius of Steve Jobs and Silicon Valley. But the roots of innovation can be traced back - from one genius to another, at least - back to the genius who put the phone in iPhone: Alexander Graham Bell. #Quote by Marvin Ammori
Silicon Valley quotes by Sebastian Thrun
#21. In most parts of the world, starting a company that goes bust is dubbed a 'failure.' In Silicon Valley, we call this 'gaining experience.' We are willing to take the risks that are inherent for innovation. #Quote by Sebastian Thrun
Silicon Valley quotes by Meg Whitman
#22. Silicon Valley is 130 miles from Sacramento, but it might as well be a million miles away given how it operates. #Quote by Meg Whitman
Silicon Valley quotes by Ken Auletta
#23. If the Ivy League was the breeding ground for the elites of the American Century, Stanford is the farm system for Silicon Valley. #Quote by Ken Auletta
Silicon Valley quotes by Dan Rosensweig
#24. In Silicon Valley, if you spend a lot of time thinking about the obstacles, you'll talk yourself out of everything, because the more you look at it, the less logical something sounds, since no one has done it yet. #Quote by Dan Rosensweig
Silicon Valley quotes by Willow Bay
#25. The new buzz word in Silicon Valley is "integration". Work-life "balance" is very 2.0. All these women share ways in which they integrate their family life and work. Facebook's head of Global Solutions, Carolyn Everson, for example, takes her children along on her business trips once a quarter. They meet her clients, visit new places and get a better understanding of what mom does when she isn't at home with them. #Quote by Willow Bay
Silicon Valley quotes by Anna Wiener
#26. Was I trying too hard to make this mean something? I asked Leah. Was that just buying into the industry's own narratives about itself? I tried to summarize the frantic, self-important work culture in Silicon Valley, how everyone was optimizing their bodies for longer lives, which would then be spent productively; how it was frowned upon to acknowledge that a tech job was a transaction rather than a noble mission or a seat on a rocket ship. In this respect, it was not unlike book publishing: talking about doing work for money felt like screaming the safe word. While perhaps not unique to tech--it may even have been endemic to a generation--the expectation was overbearing.

Why did it feel so taboo, I asked, to approach work the way most people did, as a trade of my time and labor for money? Why did we have to pretend it was all so fun?

Leah nodded, curls bobbing. "That's real," she said. "but I wonder if you're forcing things. Your job can be in service of the rest of your life." She reached out to squeeze my wrist, then leaned her head against the window. "You're allowed to enjoy your life," she said. The city streaked past, the bridge cables flickering like a delay, or a glitch. #Quote by Anna Wiener
Silicon Valley quotes by Ryan Holmes
#27. Silicon Valley isn't the only game in town. Tech is increasingly decentralized. Around the world, new tech centers with younger companies are able to embrace a different approach to talent: recruit locally, identify homegrown prospects and, in a phrase, bring them along for the ride. #Quote by Ryan Holmes
Silicon Valley quotes by Eric Schmidt
#28. This is a common refrain you hear in Silicon Valley: the CEO who picks up the stack of newspapers outside the front door, the founder who wipes the counters. With these actions, the leaders demonstrate their egalitarian natures - we're all in this together and none of us are above the menial tasks that need to get done. #Quote by Eric Schmidt
Silicon Valley quotes by Peter Thiel
#29. There's no reason why the future should happen only at Stanford, or in college, or in Silicon Valley. #Quote by Peter Thiel
Silicon Valley quotes by John Maeda
#30. No place in the US better exemplifies the ethos to engineer new digital technologies than Silicon Valley #Quote by John Maeda
Silicon Valley quotes by Sarah Lacy
#31. A lot of the books that have been written about Silicon Valley are really good. Michael Malone's books are incredible. I think his 'Infinite Loop' is the best book that's been written about Apple. #Quote by Sarah Lacy
Silicon Valley quotes by Jason Calacanis
#32. Car technology needs to advance, and the best place for that to happen in is Silicon Valley. #Quote by Jason Calacanis
Silicon Valley quotes by Rick Smolan
#33. One of the nice things about living in Silicon Valley is that I end up at all these conferences and things, and I get to listen in on the zeitgeist. #Quote by Rick Smolan
Silicon Valley quotes by Brit Morin
#34. Don't let a lack of big company names on your resume get you down, but also, don't let it feed a Silicon Valley ego. Oftentimes, the best candidates come from startups or smaller companies. It shows they are open to risk and can keep up with the long hours and occasional harsh demands. #Quote by Brit Morin
Silicon Valley quotes by Susan Wojcicki
#35. There are lots of people in the Silicon Valley who are interested in working at a fast-moving, dynamic company like Google. Not just my family members. #Quote by Susan Wojcicki
Silicon Valley quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#36. We tend to think that innovation comes from bureaucratic funding, through planning, or by putting people through a Harvard Business School class by one Highly Decorated Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship (who never innovated anything) or hiring a consultant (who never innovated anything). This is a fallacy - note for now the disproportionate contribution of uneducated technicians and entrepreneurs to various technological leaps, from the Industrial Revolution to the emergence of Silicon Valley, and you will see what I mean. #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Silicon Valley quotes by Brad Feld
#37. It's not about having a Silicon Valley attitude - it's about having an entrepreneurial attitude. It's about partnering with other organizations in and around your area. It's about thinking big with entrepreneurs that sit next to you in your coworking space. It's about collaborating with tech gurus, social media wizards and community leaders at cool business events. It's the people that make a community an entrepreneurial one - not the location - and it's up to you to contribute. #Quote by Brad Feld
Silicon Valley quotes by Jason Calacanis
#38. For a first-time entrepreneur, there's nothing better than being in Silicon Valley because there is so much going on, and there's such a large number of inventors, that even a B level idea or a C level idea could be nurtured and be given venture capital there. #Quote by Jason Calacanis
Silicon Valley quotes by Tony Fadell
#39. If you look at where the tried and true of Silicon Valley VC's are investing, it's in people who understand what it takes, who've been through it and have a network of people they can tap and resources to pull together. #Quote by Tony Fadell
Silicon Valley quotes by Alec Berg
#40. The amounts of money in Silicon Valley are staggering. #Quote by Alec Berg
Silicon Valley quotes by David Graeber
#41. Apple Computers is a famous example: it was founded by (mostly Republi­can) computer engineers who broke from IBM in Silicon Valley in the 198os, forming little democratic circles of twenty to forty people with their laptops in each other's garages. #Quote by David Graeber
Silicon Valley quotes by Brit Morin
#42. Social life was different for me in college. I didn't go to as many parties as my friends did. I didn't join a sorority because I knew I couldn't make a long-term commitment. I was constantly traveling back and forth from Silicon Valley to Austin for internships. It was hard, but it was worth it for where I wanted to go. #Quote by Brit Morin
Silicon Valley quotes by Ann-Marie Heidingsfelder
#43. Plan your work and work your plan" we used to say in my first Silicon Valley sales job. Identify the steps you need to take to get where you are going. Without a map who knows where you'll end up! Certainly not where you intended to be. #Quote by Ann-Marie Heidingsfelder
Silicon Valley quotes by Michael Lewis
#44. Silicon Valley in the late 1990s was the closest that business has ever come to resembling a child's chemistry experiment. #Quote by Michael Lewis
Silicon Valley quotes by George Gilder
#45. In a parody of the supply-side economics of creative destruction, advocates of AB 32 envisaged "alternative" energy sources creating new jobs and industries and replacing existing fuels. Thomas Friedman's Hot, Flat, and Crowded3 is the bible of this delusional sect, which has captured much of Silicon Valley. This economic model sees new wealth emerge from dismantling the existing energy economy and replacing it with a medieval system of windmills and druidical sun temples. But the destruction of the workable and efficient energy system we have does nothing to enable a new one. #Quote by George Gilder
Silicon Valley quotes by Satya Nadella
#46. If every sector of business and society will be driven by software - how does that get enabled? By highly-paid computer scientists funded by risk capital in Silicon Valley? Or by lots of engineers who can build it themselves? #Quote by Satya Nadella
Silicon Valley quotes by Temple Grandin
#47. Steve Jobs was probably mildly on the autistic spectrum. Basically, you've probably known people who were geeky and socially awkward but very smart. When does geeks and nerds become autism? That's a gray area. Half the people in Silicon Valley probably have autism. #Quote by Temple Grandin
Silicon Valley quotes by Temple Grandin
#48. Half of Silicon Valley's got a little bit of autism. #Quote by Temple Grandin
Silicon Valley quotes by Anthony Michael Hall
#49. I would say probably Pirates of Silicon Valley just because I'm proud of the work, playing Gates. #Quote by Anthony Michael Hall
Silicon Valley quotes by Walter Isaacson
#50. I think that's exactly what Silicon Valley was all about in those days. Let's do a startup in our parents' garage and try to create a business. #Quote by Walter Isaacson
Silicon Valley quotes by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
#51. I think entrepreneurs are born and not created, and so I think you see a lot of similarities among entrepreneurs in different parts of the world. Their backdrop may be very different, but their drive to create a business and to create jobs remains very much the same, whether it's in Silicon Valley or Kandahar or Kabul. #Quote by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Silicon Valley quotes by Mark Zuckerberg
#52. My friends are people who like building cool stuff. We always have this joke about people who want to just start companies without making something valuable. There's a lot of that in Silicon Valley. #Quote by Mark Zuckerberg
Silicon Valley quotes by Evgeny Morozov
#53. Jean-Paul Sartre, the existentialist philosopher who celebrated the anguish of decision as a hallmark of responsibility, has no place in Silicon Valley. #Quote by Evgeny Morozov
Silicon Valley quotes by Roger McNamee
#54. I had better cellular coverage on a ship in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea than I have in many parts of Silicon Valley. #Quote by Roger McNamee
Silicon Valley quotes by Tim Cook
#55. I'm speaking to you from Silicon Valley, where some of the most prominent and successful companies have built their businesses by lulling their customers into complacency about their personal information. They're gobbling up everything they can learn about you and trying to monetize it. We think that's wrong. And it's not the kind of company that Apple wants to be. #Quote by Tim Cook
Silicon Valley quotes by Peter Thiel
#56. There's no single right place to be an entrepreneur, but certainly there's something about Silicon Valley. #Quote by Peter Thiel
Silicon Valley quotes by Temple Grandin
#57. Who do you think made the first stone spears? The Asperger guy. If you were to get rid of all the autism genetics, there would be no more Silicon Valley. #Quote by Temple Grandin
Silicon Valley quotes by Elon Musk
#58. I'm a Silicon Valley guy. I just think people from Silicon Valley can do anything. #Quote by Elon Musk
Silicon Valley quotes by Kara Swisher
#59. The tech industry - and, more specifically, Silicon Valley - continues to stumble forward in earnest about how few women are represented in its top ranks of management and on its boards. #Quote by Kara Swisher
Silicon Valley quotes by Katherine Losse
#60. In the ideology of the new Silicon Valley, work was for the owned. Play was for the owners. There was a fundamental capitalism at work: While they abhorred the idea of being a wage slave, the young men of Silicon Valley were not trying to tear down the capitalist system. They were trying to become its new masters. #Quote by Katherine Losse
Silicon Valley quotes by Xavier Niel
#61. The real force of Silicon Valley is the mentality, the spirit. There's no reason at all that can't be replicated in Paris. #Quote by Xavier Niel
Silicon Valley quotes by Ben Horowitz
#62. In Silicon Valley, when you're a private company, the entrepreneur can do no wrong. #Quote by Ben Horowitz
Silicon Valley quotes by Mitch Kapor
#63. 'Silicon Valley' has come to mean the Bay Area, not just down the Peninsula. #Quote by Mitch Kapor
Silicon Valley quotes by Steve Jobs
#64. Of all the inventions of humans, the computer is going to rank near or at the top as history unfolds and we look back. It is the most awesome tool that we have ever invented. I feel incredibly lucky to be at exactly the right place in Silicon Valley, at exactly the right time, historically, where this invention has taken form. #Quote by Steve Jobs
Silicon Valley quotes by Bill Gurley
#65. There is no fear in Silicon Valley right now, #Quote by Bill Gurley
Silicon Valley quotes by Dana Brunetti
#66. Hollywood used to control the distribution; now Silicon Valley does. #Quote by Dana Brunetti
Silicon Valley quotes by Philip Mirowski
#67. The final neoliberal fallback is geoengineering, which derives from the core neoliberal doctrine that entrepreneurs, unleashed to exploit acts of creative destruction, will eventually innovate market solutions to address dire economic problems. This is the whiz-bang futuristic science fiction side of neoliberalism, which appeals to male adolescents and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs almost as much as do the novels of Ayn Rand. #Quote by Philip Mirowski
Silicon Valley quotes by William Thorsell
#68. Memory is knowledge; character is the box of values and habits in which our knowledge knocks around. People with a lot of knowledge thrown together in a box that encourages social intercourse and experimentation tend to come up with good ideas, which are the engine of change. Think of Silicon Valley in California, or Oxbridge in the United Kingdom. #Quote by William Thorsell
Silicon Valley quotes by Anand Giridharadas
#69. And what these winners wanted was for the world to be changed in ways that had their buy-in - think charter schools over more equal public school funding, or poverty-reducing tech companies over antitrust regulation of tech companies. The entrepreneurs were willing to participate in making the world better if you pursued that goal in a way that exonerated and celebrated and depended on them. #Quote by Anand Giridharadas
Silicon Valley quotes by Ali Sheikh
#70. In America, the glass is neither full nor empty. It is buy one, get one free. #Quote by Ali Sheikh
Silicon Valley quotes by Marc Ostrofsky
#71. You might call me a tech intermediary. I know how to talk to the people in Silicon Valley and then take that information and explain it to everyone else. #Quote by Marc Ostrofsky
Silicon Valley quotes by Tadashi Yanai
#72. I think like a Silicon Valley entrepreneur. Failure is a great teacher. At the same time, you must remember, success will never last ... Whether it's tech or fashion, it must be for the customer. #Quote by Tadashi Yanai
Silicon Valley quotes by Juan Enriquez
#73. When I grew up, I simply didn't have mentors that said, "Science is important. Science helps you build a country. Science makes a country powerful." And that's such a simple thought, but when you think about what's powered Taiwan and Korea and Silicon Valley and Cambridge. #Quote by Juan Enriquez
Silicon Valley quotes by Russell T. Davies
#74. Something we once loved, and love now, in the shape of a book. Maybe eBooks are going to take over, one day, but not until those whizzkids in Silicon Valley invent a way to bend the corners, fold the spine, yellow the pages, add a coffee ring or two and allow the plastic tablet to fall open at a favorite page. #Quote by Russell T. Davies
Silicon Valley quotes by Michael Lewis
#75. Clark had invented the technology, bet his career on it, and been right. He had attracted the most talented engineers in Silicon Valley to his company, and they in turn created the most talented computers. #Quote by Michael Lewis
Silicon Valley quotes by Kara Swisher
#76. I don't think you can look at my history and say they love me to death in Silicon Valley. #Quote by Kara Swisher
Silicon Valley quotes by Edmund Phelps
#77. Companies like Google and Facebook may offer jobs allowing or requiring imagination and creativity, but the whole of Silicon Valley accounts for only 3 percent of national income and a smaller percentage of national employment. #Quote by Edmund Phelps
Silicon Valley quotes by Vivek Wadhwa
#78. The natives of Silicon Valley learned long ago that when you share your knowledge with someone else, one plus one usually equals three. You both learn each other's ideas, and you come up with new ones. #Quote by Vivek Wadhwa
Silicon Valley quotes by John McAfee
#79. I've been called 'paranoid,' 'schizophrenic,' 'the wild child of Silicon Valley.' #Quote by John McAfee
Silicon Valley quotes by Benazir Bhutto
#80. The Internet is the great equalizer.The technology which emanated from the Silicon Valley of California has more potential to ameliorate social inequality than any development in the history of the world, including the industrial revolution. #Quote by Benazir Bhutto
Silicon Valley quotes by Alec Berg
#81. I have a feeling that life as a billionaire in Silicon Valley is very different than the life that you or I would lead. Unless you're a billionaire; I don't know your financial situation. #Quote by Alec Berg
Silicon Valley quotes by Daniel Yergin
#82. Even Silicon Valley investors have put well over a $1 billion in new energy technologies. #Quote by Daniel Yergin
Silicon Valley quotes by Mark Frauenfelder
#83. Windell Oskay is the co-founder of Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories, a Silicon Valley company that has designed and produced specialized electronics and robotics kits since 2007. #Quote by Mark Frauenfelder
Silicon Valley quotes by Evgeny Morozov
#84. For Silicon Valley and its idols, innovation is the new selfishness. #Quote by Evgeny Morozov
Silicon Valley quotes by Chad Hurley
#85. In the Internet world, especially in Silicon Valley, everyone is at the ready all the time, and turnaround is relatively short, if not instant. #Quote by Chad Hurley
Silicon Valley quotes by Michael Birch
#86. I have always been very tech-focused, which you may almost say is the traditional CEO in Silicon Valley. #Quote by Michael Birch
Silicon Valley quotes by Drew Houston
#87. One of the great things about moving to Silicon Valley is that you're surrounded by all these people who've done it before. This place is an assembly line that takes a couple of twenty-somethings and walks you through everything you need to learn. #Quote by Drew Houston
Silicon Valley quotes by Carl Guardino
#88. The future economic success of Silicon Valley will be contingent on whether we have a good quality of life. World-class workers will only want to come to a world-class living environment. #Quote by Carl Guardino
Silicon Valley quotes by Mitchell Baker
#89. Mozilla has one foot in the Valley, Silicon Valley product technology, and partly one foot in the social enterprise space. #Quote by Mitchell Baker
Silicon Valley quotes by Peter Thiel
#90. If the whole U.S. was like Silicon Valley, we'd be in good shape. But now, the entire U.S. is not driven by technology, is not driven by innovation. #Quote by Peter Thiel
Silicon Valley quotes by Carol Bartz
#91. The most successful company in Silicon Valley is Apple, and they're the most secretive. #Quote by Carol Bartz
Silicon Valley quotes by Yves Behar
#92. I know it's a cliche, but I see myself as a citizen of the world. I was brought up in Switzerland by German and Turkish parents but I've very much grown up in San Francisco. I have a European sense of aesthetic, but I'm also deeply steeped in the notion of change and entrepreneurship that is associated with Silicon Valley. #Quote by Yves Behar
Silicon Valley quotes by Michael Lewis
#93. Engineers created the wealth. And during the 1990s Silicon Valley had created a fantastic amount of new wealth. #Quote by Michael Lewis
Silicon Valley quotes by Evgeny Morozov
#94. The global triumph of American technology has been predicated on the implicit separation between the business interests of Silicon Valley and the political interests of Washington. #Quote by Evgeny Morozov
Silicon Valley quotes by Michael Lewis
#95. Never was a man's love of risk so beautifully amplified by his environment as Clark's was in Silicon Valley. #Quote by Michael Lewis
Silicon Valley quotes by Steve Jobs
#96. The technology companies don't understand creative things at all. Silicon Valley's view of the creative process in Hollywood is a bunch of guys in their young thirties sitting on a couch, drinking beer, and thinking up jokes. #Quote by Steve Jobs
Silicon Valley quotes by Eric Schmidt
#97. We see most big problems as information problems, which means that with enough data and the ability to crunch it, virtually any challenge facing humanity today can be solved. We think computers will serve at the behest of people - all people - to make their lives better and easier. And we are quite sure that we, as a couple of Silicon Valley guys, will come under a lot of criticism for this Pollyannaish view of the future. But that doesn't matter. What matters is that there is a bright light at the end of the tunnel. #Quote by Eric Schmidt
Silicon Valley quotes by Jaron Lanier
#98. A remarkable thing about the Silicon Valley culture is that its status structure is so based on technical accomplishment and prowess. #Quote by Jaron Lanier
Silicon Valley quotes by Vivek Wadhwa
#99. You have to live in Silicon Valley and hear the horror stories. You go and hang out at the cafes, and you meet entrepreneur after entrepreneur who's struggling, basically - who's had a visa problem who wants to start a company, but they can't start companies. #Quote by Vivek Wadhwa
Silicon Valley quotes by Brit Morin
#100. By the time I was a senior in high school, I knew I wanted to move to Silicon Valley and learn more about computers and the Internet. I just fell in love with technology and the potential of everything the Internet had to offer. #Quote by Brit Morin
Silicon Valley quotes by Reid Hoffman
#101. In this sense, the world of tomorrow will be more like the Silicon Valley of today: constant change and chaos. #Quote by Reid Hoffman
Silicon Valley quotes by Ashlee Vance
#102. What Musk has developed that so many of the entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley lack is a meaningful worldview. #Quote by Ashlee Vance
Silicon Valley quotes by Rich Karlgaard
#103. We get smarter and more creative as we age, research shows. Our brain's anatomy, neural networks, and cognitive abilities can actually improve with age and increased life experiences. Contrary to the mythology of Silicon Valley, older employees may be even more productive, innovative, and collaborative than younger ones... Most people, in fact, have multiple cognitive peaks throughout their lives. #Quote by Rich Karlgaard
Silicon Valley quotes by Peter Thiel
#104. The Field of Dreams conceit is especially popular in Silicon Valley, where engineers are biased toward building cool stuff rather than selling it. But customers will not come just because you build it. You have to make that happen, and it's harder than it looks. #Quote by Peter Thiel
Silicon Valley quotes by Anonymous
#105. Do not presume global competitiveness from any feature of society in Silicon Valley, save those which are directly related to building great tech companies. #Quote by Anonymous
Silicon Valley quotes by Sarah Lacy
#106. What created Silicon Valley was a culture of openness, and there is no future to Silicon Valley without it. #Quote by Sarah Lacy
Silicon Valley quotes by Jaron Lanier
#107. What did you think would happen? We in Silicon Valley undermined copyright to make commerce become more about services instead of content: more about our code instead of their files. #Quote by Jaron Lanier
Silicon Valley quotes by Chris Hughes
#108. I didn't know anything about Silicon Valley. #Quote by Chris Hughes
Silicon Valley quotes by Sarah Lacy
#109. Being in Silicon Valley is like playing for the Yankees. You get knocked around more than anywhere else, the glare of the media spotlight is more brutal, and the expectations are higher than they'd be in any other city. #Quote by Sarah Lacy
Silicon Valley quotes by Frances Mayes
#110. They all agree, Italy is not what it used to be. What is? All my adult life I've heard how Silicon Valley used to be all orchards, how Atlanta used to be genteel, how publishing used to be run by gentlemen, how houses used to cost what a car costs now. All true, but what can you do but live now? #Quote by Frances Mayes
Silicon Valley quotes by Michael Arrington
#111. Our government is just way too interested in mucking around in Silicon Valley by creating and enforcing rules based on little or no understanding of the consequences. #Quote by Michael Arrington
Silicon Valley quotes by Julian Assange
#112. There is an uncomfortable willingness among privacy campaigners to discriminate against mass surveillance conducted by the state to the exclusion of similar surveillance conducted for profit by large corporations. Partially, this is a vestigial ethic from the Californian libertarian origins of online pro-privacy campaigning. Partially, it is a symptom of the superior public relations enjoyed by Silicon Valley technology corporations, and the fact that those corporations also provide the bulk of private funding for the flagship digital privacy advocacy groups, leading to a conflict of interest.


At the individual level, many of even the most committed privacy campaigners have an unacknowledged addiction to easy-to-use, privacy-destroying amenities like Gmail, Facebook, and Apple products. As a result, privacy campaigners frequently overlook corporate surveillance abuses. When they do address the abuses of companies like Google, campaigners tend to appeal to the logic of the market, urging companies to make small concessions to user privacy in order to repair their approval ratings. There is the false assumption that market forces ensure that Silicon Valley is a natural government antagonist, and that it wants to be on the public's side - that profit-driven multinational corporations partake more of the spirit of democracy than government agencies.


Many privacy advocates justify a predominant focus on abuses by the state on the basis that th #Quote by Julian Assange
Silicon Valley quotes by Fareed Zakaria
#113. In 2010, foreign students received more than 50 percent of all Ph.D.'s awarded in every subject in the United States. In the sciences, that figure is closer to 75 percent. Half of all Silicon Valley start-ups have one founder who is an immigrant or first-generation American. America's potential new burst of productivity, its edge in nanotechnology, biotechnology, its ability to invent the future - all rest on its immigration policies. #Quote by Fareed Zakaria
Silicon Valley quotes by Yuval Noah Harari
#114. Despite all the talk of radical Islam and CHristian fundamentalism, the most interesting place in the world from a religious perspective is not the Islamic State or the Bible Belt, but Silicon Valley. #Quote by Yuval Noah Harari
Silicon Valley quotes by Carl Guardino
#115. The Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group strongly supports green-line policies, because the only way to attract top level employees and their families is to protect the region's open space and environment. We want to build a community that is demonstrates smart growth rather than a model for L.A.-type growth. #Quote by Carl Guardino
Silicon Valley quotes by Mark Zuckerberg
#116. If I were starting now I would do things very differently. I didn't know anything. In Silicon Valley, you get this feeling that you have to be out here. But it's not the only place to be. If I were starting now, I would have stayed in Boston. [Silicon Valley] is a little short-term focused and that bothers me. #Quote by Mark Zuckerberg
Silicon Valley quotes by Joan C. Williams
#117. It's a blue collar thing... Middle-class kids are groomed to fly away, and they do. The working class likes to keep its young close to home. Tearing a working class person from the network that defines their life is a far heavier lift than insisting that a Harvard grad move to Silicon Valley. The professional elite values change and self-development; working-class families value stability and community. The professional elite associate change with challenge, excitement, opportunity, and innovation. But for families, a few paychecks away form losing their homes and stable middle-class lives, respect for stability reigns supreme. #Quote by Joan C. Williams
Silicon Valley quotes by Ron Gutman
#118. Everyone knows that Silicon Valley is chock full of fabulous people who 'do good while doing well.' #Quote by Ron Gutman
Silicon Valley quotes by Anonymous
#119. They don't wear suits. Few employees arrive much before 10 am, due in part to horrendous traffic in tech hubs like Seattle and Silicon Valley. Post-lunch (or midmorning, or midafternoon) foosball and ping-pong games are standard. They pride themselves on their funky and innovative culture, and they want people who will fit into this. "You have to prove why you are there, and that you know you fit within their community, that you enjoy the lifestyle," said Andre, a (successful) Apple candidate. "The moment my interviewer said, 'We are very informal' I took off my tie. #Quote by Anonymous
Silicon Valley quotes by Thomas Friedman
#120. I was in Bangalore, India, the Silicon Valley of India, when I realized that the world was flat. #Quote by Thomas Friedman
Silicon Valley quotes by John Sandford
#121. Women had been on the verge of taking over the world-the Western world, anyway. Then some sexist pig in Silicon Valley invented the cell phone and women took a sidetrack on which all four billion of them would soon be happily talking to each other twenty-four hours a day, getting nothing else done, and Men Would Be Back. #Quote by John Sandford
Silicon Valley quotes by Dan Farmer
#122. Silicon Valley is constantly saying that the government is irrelevant and powerless. But that's because most people there have never seen it get serious. #Quote by Dan Farmer
Silicon Valley quotes by Willow Bay
#123. The pressure to perform is relentless in today's workplace - regardless of where you work. We are all being asked to do more with less. I think what we could borrow from the culture of Silicon Valley is "eat your own dog food ." That is an expression used by tech types to mean using what you make or sell. #Quote by Willow Bay
Silicon Valley quotes by Bill Maris
#124. There are a lot of billionaires in Silicon Valley, but in the end, we are all heading to the same place. If given the choice between making a lot of money or finding a way to make people live longer, what do you choose? #Quote by Bill Maris
Silicon Valley quotes by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
#125. There are three pillars, regardless of your work culture, whether you're in Silicon Valley or on Wall Street: how you look, how you speak, and how you behave. It's all three things, and nailing them makes you a contender. #Quote by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
Silicon Valley quotes by Mark Zuckerberg
#126. Of course the Silicon Valley is unique and Berlin is not yet comparable. But of all the different cities that are building a startup infrastructure, Berlin is the one with the most similar energy. #Quote by Mark Zuckerberg
Silicon Valley quotes by John Sculley
#127. If we hadn't put a man on the moon, there wouldn't be a Silicon Valley today. #Quote by John Sculley
Silicon Valley quotes by Linus Torvalds
#128. I've actually found the image of Silicon Valley as a hotbed of money-grubbing tech people to be pretty false, but maybe that's because the people I hang out with are all really engineers. #Quote by Linus Torvalds
Silicon Valley quotes by Ashlee Vance
#129. Here was a guy who had taken much of the Silicon Valley ethic behind moving quickly and running organizations free of bureaucratic hierarchies and applied it to improving big, fantastic machines and chasing things that had the potential to be real breakthroughs we'd been missing. #Quote by Ashlee Vance
Silicon Valley quotes by Ashlee Vance
#130. This question came from Elon Musk near the very end of a long dinner we shared at a high-end seafood restaurant in Silicon Valley. I'd gotten to the restaurant first #Quote by Ashlee Vance
Silicon Valley quotes by Daphne Koller
#131. Current ethos in Silicon Valley is that if you build a website that people keep coming back to and is changing the lives of millions, you can eventually make money. #Quote by Daphne Koller
Silicon Valley quotes by Temple Grandin
#132. Autism's a very big spectrum. At one end of the spectrum, Einstein would probably be labeled autistic, Steve Jobs, half of Silicon Valley, you know, Van Gogh. And at the other end of the spectrum, you got much more severe handicaps where they never learn to speak. #Quote by Temple Grandin
Silicon Valley quotes by Robert Metcalfe
#133. My advice is never let a publicist call you a 'visionary.' I've hung out with the visionaries at the famed Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. I've been a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur. I wouldn't touch 'visionary' with a 10-foot pole. #Quote by Robert Metcalfe
Silicon Valley quotes by Rony Abovitz
#134. What I like about South Florida is there's a good quality of life here; the cost of living is much lower than Silicon Valley. #Quote by Rony Abovitz
Silicon Valley quotes by Brit Morin
#135. I moved to San Francisco when I was 20 years old. I couldn't even drink yet. My friends in college thought I was so stupid for missing out on the four best years of my life. But I was so ready to start living my own life and absorb Silicon Valley culture. #Quote by Brit Morin
Silicon Valley quotes by Elon Musk
#136. Silicon Valley has evolved a critical mass of engineers and venture capitalists and all the support structure - the law firms, the real estate, all that - that are all actually geared toward being accepting of startups. #Quote by Elon Musk
Silicon Valley quotes by Eric Weiner
#137. You look around the world at geniuses, and they don't appear randomly, they appear in genius clusters. Athens in 50 BC, Florence 1500, Silicon Valley today. This is not a coincidence. #Quote by Eric Weiner
Silicon Valley quotes by Maynard Webb
#138. I remember when being a 'a company man' was a badge of honor; today in Silicon Valley it may brand you a loser or, in the best case scenario, someone afraid to take risks. Ten years ago, if you saw a resume that had multiple jobs in ten years, you would be worried about the capability of the individual. Not so now. #Quote by Maynard Webb
Silicon Valley quotes by Ross Levinsohn
#139. Google has been amazing at acqui-hiring, buying small companies for the engineers. I think in the competitive market of Silicon Valley, it's really a good way to do it. Big acquisitions often don't work out. #Quote by Ross Levinsohn
Silicon Valley quotes by Peter Thiel
#140. Distribution may not matter in fictional worlds, but it matters in most. The Field of Dreams conceit is especially popular in Silicon Valley, where engineers are biased toward building cool stuff rather than selling it. But customers will not come just because you build it. You have to make this happen, and it's harder than it looks. #Quote by Peter Thiel
Silicon Valley quotes by Bill Maris
#141. If you want to invest in early-stage technologies, putting a timeframe on it does behold you to Silicon Valley economics. You've got a certain time period where you have to make the money. And you have to invest that money whether you find good companies or not. #Quote by Bill Maris
Silicon Valley quotes by Paul Graham
#142. Hackers are unruly. That is the essence of hacking. And it is also the essence of Americanness. It is no accident that Silicon Valley is in America, and not France, or Germany, or England, or Japan. In those countries, people color inside the lines. #Quote by Paul Graham
Silicon Valley quotes by Barack Obama
#143. My relationship with Silicon Valley and the tech community historically has been really good. Many of these folks are my friends. #Quote by Barack Obama
Silicon Valley quotes by Patrick Krejcik
#144. more than just a corporate thriller, its about the lifestyle and culture of Silicon Valley #Quote by Patrick Krejcik
Silicon Valley quotes by Julie Kagawa
#145. SILICON VALLEY WAS THE BIRTHPLACE OF LORD MACHINA, #Quote by Julie Kagawa
Silicon Valley quotes by Reid Hoffman
#146. We don't celebrate failure in Silicon Valley. We celebrate learning #Quote by Reid Hoffman
Silicon Valley quotes by Vinod Khosla
#147. I've probably failed more often than anybody else in Silicon Valley. Those don't matter. I don't remember the failures. You remember the big successes. #Quote by Vinod Khosla
Silicon Valley quotes by Chris Anderson
#148. Free is really, you know, the gift of Silicon Valley to the world. It's an economic force, it's a technical force. It's a deflationary force, if not handled right. It is abundance, as opposed to scarcity. #Quote by Chris Anderson
Silicon Valley quotes by Rand Paul
#149. The realization is dawning that government doesn't work. In Silicon Valley, they already get this. And they are bright enough to be asking what we can do to solve problems. #Quote by Rand Paul
Silicon Valley quotes by Tony Fadell
#150. We work crazy hours in Silicon Valley; my wife says we're all kind of diseased in some way. We're totally obsessive compulsive - when we see an idea, we're like, 'let me in, it's so much fun.' #Quote by Tony Fadell
Silicon Valley quotes by Sarah Lacy
#151. Some people have blithely dismissed growth in markets like China and India, saying Silicon Valley will always be the hub for tech: that everyone will come to us. Wake up: Because the numbers are showing money and talent is increasingly going elsewhere. #Quote by Sarah Lacy
Silicon Valley quotes by Meg Whitman
#152. Steve Jobs was an iconic entrepreneur and businessman whose impact on technology was felt beyond Silicon Valley. He will be remembered for the innovation he brought to market and the inspiration he brought to the world. #Quote by Meg Whitman
Silicon Valley quotes by Michael Malone
#153. Outsiders think of Silicon Valley as a success story, but in truth, it is a graveyard. Failure.. is Silicon Valley's greatest strength. Every failed product or enterprise is a lesson stored in the collective memory of the country. We not only don't stigmatize failure, sometime we even admire it. Venture Capitalists actually like to see a little failure in the resumes of entrepreneurs. #Quote by Michael Malone
Silicon Valley quotes by Marc Goodman
#154. But many of these Silicon Valley entrepreneurs hard at work creating our technological future pay precious little attention to the public policy, legal, ethical, and security risks that their creations pose to the rest of society. #Quote by Marc Goodman
Silicon Valley quotes by Sarah Lacy
#155. It's almost a cliche that great Silicon Valley entrepreneurs don't go sit on a beach when they make a lot of money; they get back to work building another company or at least investing in other people's companies. #Quote by Sarah Lacy
Silicon Valley quotes by Erik Qualman
#156. It had not yet been named Silicon Valley, but you had the defense industry, you had Hewlett-Packard. But you also had the counter-culture, the Bay Area. That entire brew came together in Steve Jobs. #Quote by Erik Qualman
Silicon Valley quotes by David Pogue
#157. The Kindle is the most successful electronic book-reading tablet so far, but that's not saying much; Silicon Valley is littered with the corpses of e-book reader projects. #Quote by David Pogue
Silicon Valley quotes by Sarah Lacy
#158. I've been reading a lot about Silicon Valley history recently and was struck by just how core the lack of unions has been to the American tech industry's evolution. It's enabled the constant creative destruction that keeps Silicon Valley relevant and thriving in a rapidly changing world. #Quote by Sarah Lacy
Silicon Valley quotes by Mitch Kapor
#159. Diversifying our tech talent pool is an imperative for the tech sector. More diverse engineers and entrepreneurs will bring about a new type of innovation that Silicon Valley has yet to see. #Quote by Mitch Kapor
Silicon Valley quotes by Niklas Zennstrom
#160. Silicon Valley is the best place to start a tech company in so many ways. #Quote by Niklas Zennstrom
Silicon Valley quotes by Tim O'Reilly
#161. I guess I would just say that in general, one of my weaknesses is that I love everything. There's too much of everything to keep up with it all. I get bored with Silicon Valley technology a lot. I've always had much more of a draw to the people who are doing things for love than the people who are doing things for money. #Quote by Tim O'Reilly
Silicon Valley quotes by Katherine Losse
#162. The dissonance that I felt daily flew in the face of what Silicon Valley says about itself: that it is a meritocracy, that it values intelligence and creativity, that everyone has a fair shot if they just work hard enough. This was true only if you were technical, and even that may not always be enough: in the age of the social network, who you know and who your friends were was becoming increasingly important. #Quote by Katherine Losse
Silicon Valley quotes by Reid Hoffman
#163. Silicon Valley is a mindset, not a location. #Quote by Reid Hoffman
Silicon Valley quotes by Peter Barris
#164. Obviously there are positives to working in the epicenter of innovation. But there are also disadvantages. There is a groupthink mentality that goes on. Being based outside of Silicon Valley, you're not as subject to it. #Quote by Peter Barris
Silicon Valley quotes by Evgeny Morozov
#165. The director of the FBI has been visiting Silicon Valley companies asking them to build back doors so that it can spy on what is being said online. The Department of Commerce is going after piracy. At home, the American government wants anything but Internet freedom. #Quote by Evgeny Morozov
Silicon Valley quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#166. [Books] were devices as crassly practical for storing or transmitting language, as the latest Silicon Valley miracles. But by accident, not by cunning calculation, books, because of their weight and texture, and because of their sweetly token resistance to manipulation, involve our hands and eyes, and then our mind and souls, in a spiritual adventure. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Silicon Valley quotes by Larry Ellison
#167. I saw that we needed to grow but our top line wasn't growing, so we had to find other ways to grow the business. We had to reshape our business and acquire share in a non conventional way. But most tech leaders don't come out of a business background. They really have a parochial point of view. All they know are the go-go years of Silicon Valley. That's the environment in which they were raised. #Quote by Larry Ellison
Silicon Valley quotes by Anonymous
#168. For investors, the thesis is a Silicon Valley adage: Get millions of people to use the service first, and eventually it will find a way to make money. #Quote by Anonymous
Silicon Valley quotes by Nathan Myhrvold
#169. Some article called me the most feared man in Silicon Valley. Good Lord! Why? My teenage boys got a kick out of it: 'Dad, how could this be true? You're not even the most feared person in this house.' #Quote by Nathan Myhrvold
Silicon Valley quotes by Dick Costolo
#170. One of the great things about Silicon Valley is, irrespective of how competitive you might be with another company or how closely you might be working with that company, there's a great sort of give and take, and camaraderie from - between - some of the executives in the valley and some of the other investors in the valley. #Quote by Dick Costolo
Silicon Valley quotes by Harold Ford, Jr.
#171. I often have said to people that there are really two cities in the country where the outlook is always forward-looking - there is never really a backward-looking tendency. My banking work has taken me out to Palo Alto, what is commonly called Silicon Valley. And you sense out there is always a forward-looking outlook. And New York City. #Quote by Harold Ford, Jr.
Silicon Valley quotes by Marc Andreessen
#172. Qualified software engineers, managers, marketers and salespeople in Silicon Valley can rack up dozens of high-paying, high-upside job offers any time they want, while national unemployment and underemployment is sky high. #Quote by Marc Andreessen
Silicon Valley quotes by Michael Arrington
#173. The problem isn't that Silicon Valley is keeping women down or not doing enough to encourage female entrepreneurs. The opposite is true. No, the problem is that not enough women want to become entrepreneurs. #Quote by Michael Arrington
Silicon Valley quotes by Michael Porter
#174. Apple does all of its research and development in America. It has all these brilliant people sitting in Silicon Valley. But until recently, Apple made nothing in America. Zero. And the jobs that were accessible to a good, well-trained worker that knew how to do welding or assembly, none of those jobs had stayed in America. We don't have the workforce. #Quote by Michael Porter
Silicon Valley quotes by Michio Kaku
#175. In physics, one of the most exciting areas is in nanotech. With computers exhausting the power of silicon, Silicon Valley could become a Rust Belt, unless we can find replacements, such as quantum computers and molecular computers. To be a leader in any field, one has to have a great imagination. Sure, we have to know the basics and fundamentals. But beyond that, we have to let our imagination soar. #Quote by Michio Kaku
Silicon Valley quotes by Al Franken
#176. The institutions that we've built up over the years to protect our individual privacy rights from the government don't apply to the private sector. The Fourth Amendment doesn't apply to corporations. The Freedom of Information Act doesn't apply to Silicon Valley. And you can't impeach Google if it breaks its 'Don't be evil' campaign pledge. #Quote by Al Franken
Silicon Valley quotes by Bill Gurley
#177. Silicon Valley is way more correlated with Nasdaq than anyone admits. #Quote by Bill Gurley
Silicon Valley quotes by Rony Abovitz
#178. South Florida's international connections mean there's a different kind of innovation here. We're able to intersect with a lot of brilliant people who are not associated with Silicon Valley. #Quote by Rony Abovitz
Silicon Valley quotes by Chad Hurley
#179. In Delicious's case, it's a great brand that belongs in Silicon Valley. #Quote by Chad Hurley
Silicon Valley quotes by Sarah Lacy
#180. For all the billions of dollars created here, Silicon Valley is remarkably stingy when it comes to giving. #Quote by Sarah Lacy
Silicon Valley quotes by Donald Trump
#181. ISIS is recruiting through the Internet. ISIS is using the Internet better than we are using the Internet, and it was our idea. What I wanted to do is I wanted to get our brilliant people from Silicon Valley and other places and figure out a way that ISIS cannot do what they're doing. #Quote by Donald Trump
Silicon Valley quotes by Jacob Silverman
#182. The paradigm of social media is one that Silicon Valley would like to extend to society at large: a technocracy of benevolent, but total, surveillance. In this kind of society, profits flow to platform owners, not those writing tweets and sharing YouTube videos. #Quote by Jacob Silverman
Silicon Valley quotes by Michael Lewis
#183. Silicon Valley is to the United States what the United States is to the rest of the world. #Quote by Michael Lewis
Silicon Valley quotes by Astra Taylor
#184. Think there's a culture of Silicon Valley that seems to have the attitude that you can have it both ways, that you can be an insurgent but also, ultimately, it's paid for by advertising, when in fact advertising is totally retrograde. Now that's an industry we should be disrupting, and maybe you disrupt it by funding public media. None of this is technological destiny; there are only social choices. #Quote by Astra Taylor
Silicon Valley quotes by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
#185. You want failures to be small and informational. Silicon Valley does very well. It knows how to use failure as a tool for improvement. #Quote by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Silicon Valley quotes by Sarah Lacy
#186. The roots of Silicon Valley are full of stories of immigrants and minority groups who experienced bigotry and made it anyway. Why should women be any different? #Quote by Sarah Lacy
Silicon Valley quotes by Michael Lewis
#187. He didn't buy U.S. Treasury bonds, or stock in companies outside of Silicon Valley, or for that matter stock in anything outside the outrageously volatile Internet sector. #Quote by Michael Lewis
Silicon Valley quotes by Gina Keating
#188. Founders often had to step aside to let corporate "grown-ups" raise their babies - that was just how Silicon Valley worked. #Quote by Gina Keating
Silicon Valley quotes by Rebecca MacKinnon
#189. In the future, 'the networked' will sometimes form alliances with the Silicon Valley companies against Congress, but sometimes we are going to want and need to target our campaigns for change at the companies themselves. #Quote by Rebecca MacKinnon
Silicon Valley quotes by Steven Pinker
#190. As educational standards decline and pop culture disseminates the inarticulate ravings and unintelligible patois of surfers, jocks, and valley girls, we are turning into a nation of functioning illiterates [ ... ].
English itself will steadily decay unless we get back to basics and start to respect our language again. #Quote by Steven Pinker
Silicon Valley quotes by Ian McDonald
#191. . . . they beheld its atlas-familiar snowy poles, its blue land-locked seas, its green forests and yellow plains and wide red deserts. They looked down upon Mount Olympus, so tall her summit rose about the highest snow, and the bustling lands of the Grand Valley, thick with cities and towns. As their earth loomed closer, they saw the glittering moonring and here the oracle-eye rested, filling the room with incomprehensible drifting shapes. Some were so huge they took minutes to cross the room, some were tiny and tumbling, some were busy as insects, flitting through the spectators intent upon their small errands; all of them bore the name ROTECH somewhere upon them. #Quote by Ian McDonald
Silicon Valley quotes by Kurt Vonnegut
#192. The painting was framed in a misty view of sky, sea, and valley.
Newt's painting was small, black, and warty.
It consisted of scratches made in a black, gummy impasto. The scratches formed a sort of spider's web, and I wondered if they might not be the sticky nets of human futility hung up on a moonless night to dry. #Quote by Kurt Vonnegut
Silicon Valley quotes by John Townsend Trowbridge
#193. The speckled sky is dim with snow,
The light flakes falter and fall slow;
Athwart the hill-top, rapt and pale,
Silently drops a silvery veil; And all the valley is shut in
By flickering curtains gray and thin. #Quote by John Townsend Trowbridge
Silicon Valley quotes by Marc Andreessen
#194. I love what the Valley does. I love company building. I love startups. I love technology companies. I love new technology. I love this process of invention. Being able to participate in that as a founder and a product creator, or as an investor or a board member, I just find that hugely satisfying. #Quote by Marc Andreessen
Silicon Valley quotes by Naomi Novik
#195. I missed home like the ache of hunger, something in me left empty. I'd missed it every day since we crossed out of the valley, going over the mountains. Roots - yes. There were roots in my heart, as deep as any corruption could go. #Quote by Naomi Novik
Silicon Valley quotes by Linda Broday
#196. had two choices: try to seek help from the family in the little valley, or run as though chased by a devil dog. The #Quote by Linda Broday
Silicon Valley quotes by Wendell Berry
#197. The sunlight now lay over the valley perfectly still. I went over to the graveyard beside the church and found them under the old cedars ... I am finding it a little hard to say that I felt them resting there, but I did. I felt their completeness as whatever they had been in the world.
I knew I had come there out of kindness, theirs and mine. The grief that came to me then was nothing like the grief I had felt for myself alone ... This grief had something in it of generosity, some nearness to joy. In a strange way it added to me what I had lost. I saw that, for me, this country would always be populated with presences and absences, presences of absences, the living and the dead. The world as it is would always be a reminder of the world that was, and of the world that is to come. #Quote by Wendell Berry
Silicon Valley quotes by Lester R. Brown
#198. Each summer, for example, nitrogen and phosphate washing from farmlands in the Mississippi Valley enter the Gulf of Mexico, creating a massive algal bloom covering some 16,000 square kilometers. As the blooms die off, this area-roughly the size of New Jersey-is so deprived of oxygen that no fish survive. #Quote by Lester R. Brown
Silicon Valley quotes by William Mountford
#199. No martyr ever went the way of duty, and felt the shadow of death upon it. The shadow of death is darkest in the valley, which men walk in easily, and is never felt at all on a steep place, like Calvary. Truth is everlasting, and so is every lover of it; and so he feels himself almost always. #Quote by William Mountford
Silicon Valley quotes by Simon Heffer
#200. Of the 664 men who rode into the Valley of Death about 540 eventually got out of it again. By far the highest casualty rate was among the horses. Compared with the Somme or an evening in the Blitz, the Valley of Death was a piece of cake. #Quote by Simon Heffer
Silicon Valley quotes by Garth Risk Hallberg
#201. When she awakened in the a.m. into blind-slit shrinking nowhereness, it had all gone disorientingly quiet, and she would imagine for a few seconds she was back there in that mausoleum of a ranch house in the San Fernando Valley. #Quote by Garth Risk Hallberg
Silicon Valley quotes by Italo Calvino
#202. With my spyglass I can observe a woman who is reading on a terrace in the valley," I told her. "I wonder if the books she reads are calming or upsetting."
"How does the woman seem to you? Calm or upset?"
"Calm."
"Then she reads upsetting books. #Quote by Italo Calvino
Silicon Valley quotes by Alfred Lord Tennyson
#203. Half a league, half a league,
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred. #Quote by Alfred Lord Tennyson
Silicon Valley quotes by Ravi Zacharias
#204. Only if you are willing to pray sincerely for God's will to be done and are willing to live the life apportioned to you will you see the breathtaking view of God that he wants you to have, through the windows he has placed in your life. You cannot always live on the mountaintop, but when you walk through the valley, the memory of the view from the mountain will sustain you and give you the strength to carry you through. #Quote by Ravi Zacharias
Silicon Valley quotes by Martin Farquhar Tupper
#205. As thou directest the power, harm or advantage will follow, and the torrent that swept the valley may be led to turn a mill. #Quote by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Silicon Valley quotes by Andrew R.  Williams
#206. Samantha sent in mercenaries so fingers could not be pointed at the Minton Mining Company," Morley replied.
"Okay. Where is this leading?"
"The operation was a total disaster. The Fyfield Valley is the homeland of The Great Ones. They learnt of her plans and prepared an ambush. The only survivor is Claire Hyndman. She was the woman you just saw in the suspension unit. #Quote by Andrew R. Williams
Silicon Valley quotes by Mark Valley
#207. I used to wear Clark Kent glasses, ever since I was in college. I used to have those Army-issue glasses, and they used to be those black glasses Clark Kent used to wear. And I wore those for years. #Quote by Mark Valley
Silicon Valley quotes by Lauren Oliver
#208. And then, just at that moment, when I'm no longer sure if I'm dreaming or awake or walking some valley in between where everything you wish for comes true, I feel the flutter of his lips on mine. #Quote by Lauren Oliver
Silicon Valley quotes by Diablo Cody
#209. I wrote a screenplay for a 'Sweet Valley High' adaptation, and it's really amazing to me how many women who are my age have responded to the idea and are excited about the movie. #Quote by Diablo Cody
Silicon Valley quotes by Steven Kotler
#210. With this in mind, it is not inconceivable to say that there are people alive today who will live long enough to see their selves stored in silicon and thus, by extension, see themselves live forever. #Quote by Steven Kotler
Silicon Valley quotes by Naomi Novik
#211. I had forgotten hours and days by then. My arms ached, my back ached, my legs ached. My head ached worst of all, some part of me tethered back to the valley, stretched out of recognizable shape and trying to make sense of myself when I was so far from anything I knew. Even the mountains, my constants, had disappeared. Of course I'd known there were parts of the country with no mountains, but I'd imagined I would still see them somewhere in the distance, like the moon. But every time I looked behind me, they were smaller and smaller, until finally they disappeared with one final gasp of rolling hills. #Quote by Naomi Novik
Silicon Valley quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#212. O! Where are you going
With beards all a-wagging?
No knowing, no knowing
What brings Mister Baggins,
And Balin and Dwalin
down into the valley
in June
ha! ha! #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Silicon Valley quotes by Sarah Vowell
#213. But I have never had the privilege of unhappiness in Happy Valley. California is about the good life. So a bad life there seems so much worse than a bad life anywhere else. Quality is an obsession there - good food, good wine, good movies, music, weather, cars. Those sound like the right things to shoot for, but the never-ending quality quest is a lot of pressure when you're uncertain and disorganized and, not least, broker than broke. Some afternoons a person just wants to rent Die Hard, close the curtains, and have Cheerios for lunch. #Quote by Sarah Vowell
Silicon Valley quotes by Padmasree Warrior
#214. If I had to pick three of my favorite magazines, they would be 'Fast Company', 'Silicon India', and 'Smithsonian.' #Quote by Padmasree Warrior
Silicon Valley quotes by Elif Shafak
#215. By and large over time, pain turns to grief, grief turns to silence, and silence turns to lonesomeness, as vast and bottomless as the dark oceans ... You think you cannot live anymore. You think that the light of your soul has been put out and that you will stay in the dark forever. But when you are engulfed by such solid darkness, when you have both eyes closed to the world, a third eye opens in your heart. And only then do you come to realize that eyesight conflicts with inner knowledge. No eye sees so clear and sharp as the eye of love. After grief comes another season, another valley, another you. And the lover who is nowhere to be found, you start to see everywhere. #Quote by Elif Shafak
Silicon Valley quotes by Daniel Handler
#216. It is so rare in this world to meet a trustworthy person who truly wants to help you, and finding such a person can make you feel warm and safe, even if you are in the middle of a windy valley high up in the mountains. #Quote by Daniel Handler
Silicon Valley quotes by Elizabeth Von Arnim
#217. At night the bottom of the valley looks like water, and the lamps in the little town lying along it like quivering reflections of the stars. #Quote by Elizabeth Von Arnim
Silicon Valley quotes by Elizabeth Stone
#218. Hey everyone. This is Elizabeth Stone, the one who wrote a A BOY I ONCE KNEW and BLACK SHEEP AND KISSING COUSINS. To those of you who read either one, thanks! But another Elizabeth Stone, not me, wrote WOMEN AND THE CUBAN REVOLUTION and VALLEY OF THE SHADOW. Just setting the record straight! #Quote by Elizabeth Stone
Silicon Valley quotes by Michael Ashcroft
#219. In the 1990s, the Lib Dems won a string of byelections at the expense of struggling Conservative governments. Christchurch, Ribble Valley and Eastbourne went straight back to the Tories at the next general election, but the Lib Dems held their later byelection gains - Eastleigh, Newbury and Romsey - in at least two subsequent general elections. #Quote by Michael Ashcroft
Silicon Valley quotes by Ralph Waldo Emerson
#220. This valley is the only place that comes up to the brag about it, and exceeds it. #Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Silicon Valley quotes by America Ferrera
#221. I mean, I grew up in the Valley. All my friends were white Jewish kids. So the Latino kids thought I was this white girl. #Quote by America Ferrera
Silicon Valley quotes by Blake Crouch
#222. We're a part of something here, Mr. Burke. Something that matters. All of us." "Here's the thing, Marcus, and I don't want you to ever forget it. Nobody fucking asked me or anyone in that valley if we wanted to be a part of this. #Quote by Blake Crouch
Silicon Valley quotes by J.R.R. Tolkien
#223. Aragorn looked at the pale stars, and at the moon, now sloping behind the western hills that enclosed the valley. 'This is a night as long as years', he said. 'How long will the day tarry?'
'Dawn is not far off', said Gamling, who had now climbed up beside him. 'But dawn will not help us, I fear'
'Yet dawn is ever the hope of men', said Aragorn. #Quote by J.R.R. Tolkien
Silicon Valley quotes by Frederick Weisel
#224. I lived that year on top of a wooden tower in an area east of Santa Rosa known as the Valley of the Moon. #Quote by Frederick Weisel
Silicon Valley quotes by Malcolm Gladwell
#225. It was not the privileged and the fortunate who took in the Jews in France. It was the marginal and damaged, which should remind us that there are real limits to what evil and misfortune can accomplish. If you take away the gift of reading, you create the gift of listening. If you bomb a city, you leave behind death and destruction. But you create a community of remote misses. If you take away a mother or a father, you cause suffering and despair. But one time in ten, out of that despair rises as indomitable force. You see the giant and the shepherd in the Valley of Elah and your eye is drawn to the man with sword and shield and the glittering armor. But so much of what is beautiful and valuable in the world comes from the shepherd, who has more strength and purpose than we ever imagine. #Quote by Malcolm Gladwell
Silicon Valley quotes by Cesar Chavez
#226. Across the San Joaquin valley, across California, across the entire nation, wherever there are injustices against men and women and children who work in the fields - there you will see our flags - with the black eagle with the white and red background, flying. Our movement is spreading like flames across a dry plain. #Quote by Cesar Chavez
Silicon Valley quotes by Ryszard Kapuscinski
#227. Our world, seemingly global, is in reality a planet of thousands of the most varied and never intersecting provinces. A trip around the world is a journey from backwater to backwater, each of which considers itself, in its isolation, a shining star. For most people, the real world ends on the threshold of their house, at the edge of their village, or, at the very most, on the border of their valley. That, which is beyond is unreal, unimportant, and even useless, whereas that which we have at our fingertips, in our field of vision, expands until it seems an entire universe, overshadowing all else. Often, the native and the newcomer have difficulty finding a common language, because each looks at the same place through a different lens. The newcomer has a wide-angle lens, which gives him a distant diminished view, although with a long horizon line, while the local always employs a telescopic lens that magnifies the slightest detail. #Quote by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Silicon Valley quotes by Michio Kaku
#228. To create silicon chips, UV light is passed through a template that contains the blueprint for all the circuits on a chip. The UV light and a series of chemical reactions creates a pattern that is etched onto a silicon wafer, creating transistors on the chip. #Quote by Michio Kaku
Silicon Valley quotes by Addison Moore
#229. The future wafts in and out of my world like a ghost - like a lumbering beast, begging to be tamed. For so long it sat locked in mystery, surrounding me, fickle as the wind. I see it now for the noose it is, the game that never satisfies, the warrior that always kills.
The past proved to be set in stone, the immovable rock of my existence that cast its shadow into the valley of death. But it is the future's bright light that draws me in, the blinding rays that pull me forward with bionic, magnetic, force. They row me towards my destiny with indescribable power, to a fate questionably determined - washed in the patina of hope. #Quote by Addison Moore
Silicon Valley quotes by Sarah Lacy
#230. It's happening: Lou Dobbs' dream come true and Silicon Valley's worst nightmare. We're already seeing the reverse brain drain as smart immigrants take their U.S. educations and experience building companies and creating technology back to their home countries. #Quote by Sarah Lacy
Silicon Valley quotes by Terry Goodkind
#231. Her heart nearly burst as she at last plunged into his embrace in one wild rush, screaming out her need, her love, her completion, wanting only to know his name so she might give everything of herself to him. His glowing smile was for her and her alone. His lips were for her and her alone. She closed that last bit of space toward him, longing to at last kiss the love of her life, the mate to her soul, the one and only true passion in all of life.
His lips were there, at last, she fell into his outstretched arms, into his embrace, into his perfect kiss.
In that flawless instant when her lips were just touching his, she saw through him, just beyond him, the merciless unyeilding valley floor hurtling up toward her, and she knew at last his name.
Death. #Quote by Terry Goodkind
Silicon Valley quotes by Takashi Matsuoka
#232. She looked down and saw Genji on his warhorse, and it was he who was out of place, not herself. The incongruity of a samurai in her orchard made her laugh.
Her own laughter brought her back.
Coming back, she began to weep.
"My home was in Apple Valley," Emily said. "Another Apple Valley."
After a time, Genji said, "This place was yours before you ever saw it. #Quote by Takashi Matsuoka

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