The fact is that love is of two kinds, one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.
– Honore de Balzac
The scientific content of Genesis 1-11 holds special significance for me because it revolutionized my thinking and, thus, changed my life’s direction. Until I reached my late teens, my singular passion was science, astronomy in particular. My life’s purpose was to learn more about the universe; nothing beyond that really interested me.
– Hugh Ross
I thought I had everything going for me. I wasn’t listening to nobody. And my dad was like, ‘Uh-uh, you can’t make money from music. You have to be a doctor, a lawyer, engineer. Something that’s going to do something for this world. Music doesn’t do anything.’ And I had to fight that, his passion, and fight the society that I was from.
At WhatsApp, our engineers spend all their time fixing bugs, adding new features and ironing out all the little intricacies in our task of bringing rich, affordable, reliable messaging to every phone in the world. That’s our product, and that’s our passion. Your data isn’t even in the picture. We are simply not interested in any of it.
– Jan Koum