I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
– Thomas Jefferson
My father was my first inspiration. He had an incredible stereo and a turntable, and I was told not to touch it. But I’d go back and touch it anyway. I gained a respect for the turntables when I was a kid. When I was a teenager, I came up with a ‘cueing system’ to work the turntables because they didn’t have it at that time.
– Grandmaster Flash
It was my father who – after, at age 15, I had attempted unsuccessfully to drive the family car using a ‘borrowed’ key and knocked down a wall of the garage – convinced me over the telephone not to run away from home and who then came home from work not to punish me but rather to console and comfort me.
– H. Robert Horvitz