1. Life's too short to hang out with people who aren't resourceful.

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  2. What consumerism really is, at its worst is getting people to buy things that don't actually improve their lives.

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  3. Mediocre theoretical physicists make no progress. They spend all their time understanding other people's progress.

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  4. For people who are readers, reading is important to them.

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  5. People forget already how much utility they get out of the Internet - how much utility they get out of e-mail, how much utility they get out of even simple things like brochureware online.

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  6. It is very difficult to get people to focus on the most important things when you're in boom times.

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  7. The one thing that offends me the most is when I walk by a bank and see ads trying to convince people to take out second mortgages on their home so they can go on vacation. That's approaching evil.

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  8. Beautiful speech doesn't need protection, it's ugly speech that needs protection. We have these cultural norms that allow people to say really ugly things. You don't have to invite them to your dinner party, but you should let them say it.

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  9. We need to know what the resources of the moon are. We have great evidence now because of different kinds of radar and spectroscopic analysis that people have been able to do. But we really do need to go visit there, and we can do that with a robot craft without any problem.

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  10. The book is not really the container for the book. The book itself is the narrative. It's the thing that people create.

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  11. For many people, extended reading sessions on an LCD display cause eyestrain.

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  12. When it comes to space, I see it as my job, I'm building infrastructure the hard way. I'm using my resources to put in place heavy lifting infrastructure so the next generation of people can have a dynamic, entrepreneurial explosion into space.

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  13. When we build our own colonies, we can do them in near-Earth vicinity, because people are going to want to come back to Earth. Very few people - for a long time, anyway - are going to want to abandon Earth altogether.

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  14. Millions of people were inspired by the Apollo Program. I was five years old when I watched Apollo 11 unfold on television, and without any doubt it was a big contributor to my passions for science, engineering, and exploration.

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  15. People will visit Mars, they will settle mars, and we should because it's cool.

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