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I was a freelancer all through my twenties. I did about one story a month and I wanted to write fiction, so the stories that I would do were precursors to 'Sex and the City.'


Candace Bushnell

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Atari showed that young people could start big companies. Without that example it would have been ha...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
We had some really powerful technology - Atari always was a technology-driven company, and we were v...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
In 1980, Atari was bringing in around two billion dollars in revenue and Chuck E. Cheese's some ...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
Selling Atari when I did - I think that's my biggest regret. And I probably should have gotten b...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
I'm the only one who was predicting the Nintendo Wii would beat Sony's PlayStation 3.
NOLAN BUSHNELL
Everyone who's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, ...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
Walk to work, even if it's four miles. Ride a bike to work. Drive a different way. On your way t...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
I think 'Something Ventured' is a nice piece because it celebrates venture capital in a uniq...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
Habits are to the soul what the veins and arteries are to the blood, the courses in which it moves
HORACE BUSHNELL
A lot of what is wrong with corporate America has to do with a culture filled with antibodies traine...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
I've been in navigation systems, robotics, restaurants, communications systems, touch screens, a...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
The subtle generational cues that make one thing cool and another uncool aren't always obvious t...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
Young adults love to play games and they're thirsty for social interaction, but a lot of bar and...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
I had an awful lot of my soul invested in Atari culture.
NOLAN BUSHNELL
Everybody copied Atari products. So we started messing with them and it was fun. We bought enough ch...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
Some of the best projects to ever come out of Atari or Chuck E. Cheese's were from high school d...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
Today, companies have to radically revolutionize themselves every few years just to stay relevant. T...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
Everyone who has ever taken a shower has had an idea. It's the
person who gets out of the showe...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is often sim...
HORACE BUSHNELL
The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.
NOLAN BUSHNELL
I believe there are Steve Jobses all around us. Really, what is happening is that they're being ...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
The true entrepreneur is a doer, not a dreamer.
NOLAN BUSHNELL
Every one who has taken a shower has had an idea. It's the person who gets out of the shower, dries ...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
The thing we don't want to do is overstate the benefits, but there is all kinds of proof that ex...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
These days when you say 'videogame', people think of immersive games that take over your lif...
NOLAN BUSHNELL
You want your coach's blessing.
CANDACE PARKER
From my first dunk at 14 years old to my second NCAA Championship at the University of Tennessee, my...
CANDACE PARKER
There are several authors who are also lawyers - and not only the ones who write legal thrillers. Th...
CANDACE CAMP
We finished the fiscal year at the end of June $7.5 million over budget for fuel costs. If we contin...
CANDACE SMITH
Every time the cost of fuel goes up ten cents a gallon it costs us $1.3 million.
CANDACE SMITH
I've only dunked in one game. I don't want that to be my identity. I want to be known for an all-aro...
CANDACE PARKER
Bumping is really demoralizing for our teachers. If we lose all this ... student achievement will go...
CANDACE MILLINGTON
In addition to those one million gay Republicans reported to have voted for Bush, we are talking abo...
CANDACE GINGRICH
Retailers get it, they understand the value of being a good citizen.
CANDACE CORLETT
The clinics fit consumer's lifestyles, bringing the service to the shopper. Consumers are responding...
CANDACE CORLETT
Expanding for big box store is a challenge, especially in the Northeast. Therefore, retailers will h...
CANDACE CORLETT
The more I learned, the more I became broadly talented, and that worked to my advantage over time.
CANDACE COMBS
Alek is the antithesis of what the media have defined as beauty. She has really opened up the way fo...
CANDACE MATTHEWS
The coach took me out early on. He said I was playing too emotionally. I found my rhythm later on in...
CANDACE NORVILLE
She anchors our defense and our offense. She runs the show. We've held it down while she's gone, but...
CANDACE PARKER
It's a relief to finally do it and get it over with.
CANDACE PARKER
The beauty of entrepreneurship is that it rears itself in very unique ways and this is an example of...
CANDACE CORLETT
The clothes of that era are all about the fabric and the lay of the fabric, and the body was inside ...
CANDACE CORLETT
In my humble opinion, preserving racial purity isn't a worthwhile goal. You should be able to da...
CANDACE KITA
The whole atmosphere is going to be different. There is tension between all of us.
CANDACE THOMSEN
We've actually tracked a percentage decline in that category going back to 1996,
CANDACE CORLETT
She has done a tremendous job of telling the history.
CANDACE MATTHEWS
You don't hear about it any more ? you don't hear the victims' stories any more.
CANDACE LIGHTNER
She's versatile, can play all positions and dominates the net.
CANDACE KIMMETT
I’m only going say this—love is a wild creature that cannot
be tamed. It’s unconditional....
CANDACE KNOEBEL