“The more that you read, the more things that you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
“I reject your reality and substitute my own.” – Adam Savage
“That’s the best revenge of all: happiness. Nothing drives people crazier than seeing someone have a good fucking life” – Chuck Palahniuk
“Once you have eliminated the possible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” – Sherlock Holmes
You’re not losing sales by getting stuff out there. When I do a big talk now on these kinds of subjects and people ask “What about the sales you are losing by having stuff floating out there?” I started asking the audience to raise their hands for one question — Do you have a favorite author? And they say yes and I say good. What I want is for everybody who discovered their favorite author by being lent a book put up your hand. Then anybody who discovered their favorite author by walking into a book story and buying a book. And it’s probably about 5-10%, if that, of the people who discovered their favorite author who is the person they buy everything of and they buy the hardbacks. And they treasure the fact they’ve got this author. Very few of them bought the book. They were lent it. They were given it. They did not pay for it. That’s how they found their favorite author. And that’s really all this is; it’s people lending books.