That means a child attending her first day of school the day you found out would be old enough to die driving one of your cars the day you fucking did something about it.

John Oliver, commenting on the fact that GM knew about the ignition problem in their cars way back in 2001 with the launch of the Saturn Ion, but failed to do anything about the problem until earlier this year

If our young men miscarry in their first enterprises, they lose all heart. If the young merchant fails, men say he is ruined. If the finest genius studies at one of our colleges, and is not installed in an office within one year afterwards in the cities or suburbs of Boston or New York, it seems to his friends and to himself that he is right in being disheartened, and in complaining the rest of his life. A sturdy lad from New Hampshire or Vermont, who in turn tries all the professions, who teams it, farms it, peddles, keeps a school, preaches, edits a newspaper, goes to Congress, buys a township, and so forth, in successive years, and always, like a cat, falls on his feet, is worth a hundred of these city dolls. He walks abreast with his days, and feels no shame in not ‘studying a profession,’ for he does not postpone his life, but lives already. He has not one chance, but a hundred chances.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (via rickyv)

Reblogged from rickyv

There’s no theory of anything. That means jack shit in this place. You make stuff or you don’t. What you do makes other people’s work better or it doesn’t. So, really it wasn’t about territory, decks, procedures or getting collusion…We are in this place where we’re kind of questioning what’s going on with the industry. It’s not about getting more digital. It’s not about getting more social. It’s not about solving problems. It’s just, when did this industry get so boring?

Colleen DeCourcy, W+K