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" At Microsoft there are lots of brilliant ideas but the image is that they all come from the top - I'm afraid that's not quite right. "
" Certainly, the Windows share of servers is strong. "
" The trouble with energy farming is that the energy isn't always where you want to use it, and it isn't always when you want to use it. "
" I've always been interested in science - one of my favourite books is James Watson's 'Molecular Biology of the Gene.' "
" We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction. "
" Netscape was able to get the government working on its behalf. "
" Paper is no longer a big part of my day. I get 90% of my news online, and when I go to a meeting and want to jot things down, I bring my Tablet PC. It's fully synchronized with my office machine, so I have all the files I need. It also has a note-taking piece of software called OneNote, so all my notes are in digital form. "
" No one person controls Microsoft. The board and the shareholders decide whether they want to have me as CEO. "
" The U.S. couldn't even get rid of Saddam Hussein. And we all know that the EU is just a passing fad. They'll be killing each other again in less than a year. I'm sick to death of all these fascist lawsuits. "
" My wife thinks she's better than me at puzzles. I haven't given in on that one yet. "
" It is hard to overstate how valuable it is to have all the incredible tools that are used for human disease to study plants. "
" I'm certainly well taken care of in terms of food and clothes. "
" I'm going to retain a lot of Microsoft's stock. "
" Innovation is a good thing. The human condition - put aside bioterrorism and a few footnotes - is improving because of innovation. "
" I know there's a farmer out there somewhere who never wants a PC and that's fine with me. "
" Unfortunately, the highly curious student is a small percentage of the kids. "
" I'm not big on to-do lists. Instead, I use e-mail and desktop folders and my online calendar. So when I walk up to my desk, I can focus on the e-mails I've flagged and check the folders that are monitoring particular projects and particular blogs. "
" Headlines, in a way, are what mislead you because bad news is a headline, and gradual improvement is not. "
" The ability of a successful company to add functionality to its product has long been upheld. "
" My mom and my dad were both very sociable, meeting lots of interesting people. "
" The Gates Foundation has learned that two questions can predict how much kids learn: 'Does your teacher use class time well?' and, 'When you're confused, does your teacher help you get straightened out?' "
" Most poor people live in the poorest countries. "
" I believe that if you show people the problems and you show them the solutions they will be moved to act. "
" Software innovation, like almost every other kind of innovation, requires the ability to collaborate and share ideas with other people, and to sit down and talk with customers and get their feedback and understand their needs. "
" The tablet is not mainstream. Reading off the screen is not mainstream. "
" Polio's pretty special because once you get an eradication, you no longer have to spend money on it; it's just there as a gift for the rest of time. "
" I went to a public school through sixth grade, and being good at tests wasn't cool. "
" A lot of the things that will really improve the world fortunately aren't dependent on Washington doing something different. "
" The year I was born, 1955, the first big disease-eradication program in the world was declared for malaria. After about a decade of work, they realized that, at least in the tropical areas, they did not have the tools to get it done. "
" Digital reading will completely take over. It's lightweight and it's fantastic for sharing. Over time it will take over. "
" When you revolutionize education, you're taking the very mechanism of how people be smarter and do new things, and you're priming the pump for so many incredible things. "