"I wanted a purpose and a push. I wanted to feel the crazy-wow highs (and survive the despondent lows) that come with going way outside of my comfort zone–and the exponentially amplified confidence and satisfaction that grow from hanging out there."
"Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that’s the essence of running, and a metaphor for life."
— Haruki Murakami, “What I Talk About When I Talk About Running”
"New diseases are inevitable, but in the 21st century we have the tools to greatly reduce the threat posed by global epidemics. We can put in place a safe, secure, globally linked, inter-operable system to prevent disease threats, detect outbreaks in real time, and share information and expertise to respond effectively."
"Talking about the problems of the world without talking about some accessible solutions is the way to paralysis rather than progress"
— Poor economics