Quotes

  • “We are following the same path that computer science has followed with every new type of technology.”

    Joseph Sirosh, a vice president at Microsoft, on new tool to help build deep neural networks to speed up AI research

    November 8, 2017

  • “Manafort used his hidden overseas wealth to enjoy a lavish lifestyle in the United States without paying taxes on that income.”

    Excerpt from indictment of former Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort

    October 30, 2017

  • “You look OK and feel OK. We can tell you if you’re healthy. We find things in 40 percent of supposedly healthy clients.”

    J. Craig Venter on controversial test offered by his company that could offer early detection of certain diseases

    October 26, 2017

  • “Do they all have to be as bad as him to make it count?”

    Actor Emma Thompson, commenting that there are many more Harvey Weinsteins in Hollywood.

    March 16, 2017

  • “In my 28 years of practice, I’ve never seen anything like this level of stress.”

    —Nancy Molitor, a Chicago psychologist, on the huge increase in anxiety she's seeing in her patients since the inauguration of Donald Trump.

    February 24, 2017

  • “Disrespect invites disrespect, violence incites violence. And when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose.”

    Meryl Streep, in a clear reference to Donald Trump without mentioning him by name, during her lifetime achievement award acceptance speech at the Golden Globes

    January 11, 2017

  • “If you really want something to really go without detection, write it out and have it sent by courier.”

    President-elect Donald Trump after questioning whether any computer network can ever be protected from intruders.

    January 4, 2017

  • “I tell my younger friends that no matter how I go, I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra.”

    the late Carrie Fisher, in her 2008 autobiography Wishful Drinking, in reference to a conversation with George Lucas about underwear in space

    December 28, 2016

  • “Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria!”

    Shooter in Ankara art gallery, just before he assassinated Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov

    December 19, 2016

  • “I don’t know what you can say about a day when you see four beautiful sunsets…. This is a little unusual, I think.”

    The late John Glenn, during the first orbit by an American in 1962

    December 13, 2016