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Since I was trying so hard to make books lead my life, I didn’t want to read them and then just put them back on the shelf and say, “good book,” as if I was patting a good dog. I wanted books to change me, and I wanted to write books that would change others.


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I think it's doing very well. I'm pleased to see the concentration on semiconductors. I thin...
JACK KILBY
Somewhere in that 20-year period, I would assume that there will be some basically new approach that...
JACK KILBY
The first calculators tended to sell for $400 or $500. Today, you can get a pretty good one for 4 or...
JACK KILBY
Well, the big products in electronics in the '50s were radio and television. The first big compu...
JACK KILBY
My own interest developed because I thought it was a fascinating subject and something I wanted to p...
JACK KILBY
How can you regret helping a suffering patient?
JACK KEVORKIAN
It's the boredom that kills you. You read until you're tired of that. You do crossword puzzl...
JACK KEVORKIAN
You can't teach the old maestro a new tune.
JACK KEROUAC
As you get older, you get more... genealogical.
JACK KEROUAC
Pro football gave me a good sense of perspective to enter politics: I'd already been booed, chee...
JACK KEMP
I can't help but care about the rights of the people I used to shower with.
JACK KEMP
Unfortunately, with dinosaurs, we haven't had enough specimens to determine how much variation t...
JACK HORNER
Once we understand just how to control genes, we have the potential for spinal cord regeneration, bo...
JACK HORNER
Triceratops is very common: they are the cows of the Cretaceous; they are everywhere.
JACK HORNER
I've lived in Los Angeles for at least 24 years.
JACK HERER
Rag paper, containing hemp fiber, is the highest quality and longest lasting paper ever made. It can...
JACK HERER
Well, as I understand it, the main supporters are beer companies and the pharmaceutical companies. I...
JACK HERER
In this world, you can choose to be positive, or you can choose to be negative. You can choose to se...
JACK HARBAUGH
The best reduction, the most final reduction, is to destroy the warheads.
JACK REED
We can best honor the memories of those who were killed on September 11 and those who have been kill...
JACK REED
I'm very fortunate to have gotten past the cancer problem.
JACK RAMSAY
I got interested in coaching while I played at St. Joseph's. Because we played a national schedu...
JACK RAMSAY
I'm in a sketch comedy group in school and I also do stand-up.
JACK QUAID
I write the poems first, with only a few exceptions for odd reasons, where I'm given the illustr...
JACK PRELUTSKY
I look for poetry in English because it's the only language I read.
JACK PRELUTSKY
I'm never bored.
JACK PRELUTSKY
Poetry seems to sink into us the way prose doesn't. I can still quote verses I learned when I wa...
JACK PRELUTSKY
When I began writing, I didn't read any other children's poets... I didn't want to be in...
JACK PRELUTSKY
I worked for half a cent a word. I'm not a fast writer to begin with, so for the first few years...
JACK VANCE
I'd never been published when I was young.
JACK VANCE
A reader is not supposed to be aware that someone's written the story. He's supposed to be c...
JACK VANCE
The only group in America that deserves to scrutinize what we are doing... are parents.
JACK VALENTI
Our firefighters are our last line of defense, baby.
JACK SCALIA
I was an only child until I was 14, and there were no other kids around the area really. So I spent ...
JACK REYNOR
When I was a little, little kid, my family got a new washing machine, and they had a big box that wa...
JACK REYNOR
I make it my business to see or do something cultural in every place I go to. If you don't, you&...
JACK REYNOR
I went up for the first time when I was 18. It's a great place - I love L.A.; I mean, in Ireland...
JACK REYNOR
The interesting products out on the Internet today are not building new technologies. They're co...
JACK DORSEY
Twitter has been my life's work in many senses. It started with a fascination with cities and ho...
JACK DORSEY
Tall men come down to my height when I hit 'em in the body.
JACK DEMPSEY
A champion owes everybody something. He can never pay back for all the help he got, for making him a...
JACK DEMPSEY
The jokes are great but what really matters for a comedian is his performance, his whole attitude, a...
JACK DEE
I took religion much too seriously, however, and its overall effect was depressing. I would have rea...
JACK DEE
I don't think anyone's particularly conscious of thinking suits are the thing, but when you ...
JACK DEE
I think it is more a cautiousness that protects me from enthusiasm about things. I tend not to get e...
JACK DEE
I don't like men who blow-dry their hair. If you are a man and you blow-dry your hair, then I do...
JACK DEE