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" A tiny apartment might hold three generations of an immigrant family. "
" How do you photograph a gadget in a new, and not boring, way? You have to get away from people sitting in front of a computer. You have to get a look at the digital signature. "
" A lot of people don't want to know, but I'd like to know if I have a 10 percent or a 90 percent chance of developing Alzheimer's some day. If I know I'm likely to develop it, I'm certainly going to start looking around right now to find if there is something that I can do to offset it. "
" They're trying to put data centers in cold environments because they're actually generating so much heat now; they're using up so much electricity. "
" One of the nice things about living in Silicon Valley is that I end up at all these conferences and things, and I get to listen in on the zeitgeist. "
" The people who are thinking most about big data right now are corporations and governments. "
" Programmers have been wandering out and shooting a shotgun into the night sky and hoping they hit something, and I end up paying $150 for channels full of nothing I want to watch. "
" If you ask anyone on any street corner in the world what the Soviet Union looks like, they would probably have very strong opinions. And they probably would be wrong. "
" The 'America at Home' project was aimed at being the most extensive record of American home life ever attempted, and we were amazed at how many people were willing to participate as photographers or to welcome the photographers into their homes. "
" I'm an optimist. "
" I think that we have to have the ability to decide what we share and what we don't. "
" Those who fear that we are losing our individualism couldn't be more wrong: Americans have never been more free to create and recreate themselves. "
" As individuals, we have very little say about how our data is being used. I'm not worried about the privacy implications of it so much. But it seems to me that, as an individual, if I'm the one generating the data, I should have some kind of say in how it's going to be used. "
" Every time there's a new tool, whether it's Internet or cell phones or anything else, all these things can be used for good or evil. Technology is neutral; it depends on how it's used. "
" My dad was actually against me being a photographer. He thought it was a dead-end job and that you end up doing baby pictures and weddings. "
" The way they heat their homes in Korea is to put bricks under the floors, so the heat actually radiates from underneath the floor. "
" What amazes me is that you can have 10 different photographers in the same room, and you see 10 different rooms. You realize how much of it is the person's perspective rather than the situation itself. "
" I was painfully shy when I was a kid. I always thought when most people were born, part of the toolkit was teaching you how to relate to other people - and it was just left out of my toolkit. "
" I love the physicality of books. "
" Sergey Brin has said to me, like, 10 times now, 'Why do you bother doing books? Why don't you just put all this stuff on the Internet?' It's because 10 years from now, my book will still be sitting on someone's coffee table or in a waiting room. "
" Americans are changing right before our eyes. They are choosing different lifestyles, families, traditions and ways of living. "
" Netflix and Amazon know when you stop and start a program, whether you wanted the whole thing, all of that. "
" I think people love this idea of leaving a message for the future. I was always fascinated by the idea of time capsules. "
" I'm not very good at science or math, even though I pretend. And I'm not very good at teaching. I'm not very patient. "
" Do you realize the FBI filing system from the '50s was much more secure? How could you have stolen that data? It was on notecards. Now someone with a thumb drive, or remotely, can take the equivalent of millions of those notecards. "
" There's a company in Boston called Ginger IO that has a smartphone app that can predict, two days before you get depressed, that you're going to get depressed. "
" I wonder if 50 years from now we'll look back, and maybe Julian Assange will be the hero and J. Edgar Hoover will be the enemy of the state. "
" My father said, 'You should do 'A Day in the Life of Medicine.' A book about how the human race wants to heal itself in new ways. "
" If you ever plan to run for office, if you're a teenager, remember everything you do, every tweet, every Facebook posting, every picture you put on Instagram will be there forever for journalists and politicians - for your competition to dig up. "
" In 1978, 'Time' magazine sent me to do a story about children in Southeast Asia fathered by American GIs. What I saw was very upsetting, but the story they published was whitewashed. "
" I'm not a computer person at all. I only know how to turn them on. I'm not a programmer. I couldn't program my way out of a paper bag. "