Go ahead quote me

Shigeru Ban.
Shigeru Ban.
Anita Yuen.
Anita Yuen.
Bill Gates Sr.
Bill Gates Sr.

I'm hoping people will copy my design. If we make 20, some other NGO might make more. I'm encouraging people to copy my ideas. No copyrights.

ARCHITECT SHIGERU BAN on building earthquake-proof homes in Nepal


People have to lose some to win some. If you envy my happiness, it's because I gave up a lot of opportunities.

ACTRESS ANITA YUEN


I was thrilled that my child was such an avid reader, but he read so much that Bill's mother and I had to institute a rule: no books at the dinner table.

BILL GATES' FATHER, BILL GATES SR., on the sort of child the Microsoft co-founder (left) was

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