"It was being an outsider that allowed him to see these connections"
— Director Tiffany Schlain on his father Leonard Schlain’s criticisms that he wasn’t an expert in the fields he wrote about
"The paradox of social media is that it offers a channel through which to communicate yourself while the technology itself shapes and limits what is communicated, and how. All these people, each of them tweeting a tiny Whitmanesque song of himself, are largely indistinguishable."
"It’s life that matters, nothing but life—the process of discovering, the everlasting and perpetual process, not the discovery itself, at all."
"The universe doesn’t allow perfection."