Now, the typical way you make good things happen in Washington is you find a bunch of wealthy companies who agree with you.

-Aaron Swartz
Aaron Swartz

Computers will be able to do all the mundane tasks in our daily lives.

Aaron Swartz
Even among those who I would not count as 'friends,' I have met many people online who have simply commented on my work or are interested by what I do.
Aaron Swartz

I'm not such a nuisance to the world, and the kick I get out of living can, I suppose, justify the impositions I make on it. But when life isn't so fun, well, then I start to wonder. What's the point of going on if it's just trouble for us both? My friends will miss me, I am told.

Aaron Swartz
Computers will be able to do all the mundane tasks in our daily lives. Aaron Sw
Aaron Swartz

But like all power, there are those who want to keep it for themselves. The world's entire scientific and cultural heritage, published over centuries in books and journals, is increasingly being digitized and locked up by a handful of private corporations. Want to read the papers featuring the most famous results of the sciences? You'll need to send enormous amounts to publishers like Reed Elsevier.

Aaron Swartz
What if there was a library which held every book? Not every book on sale, or every important book, or even every book in English, but simply every book - a key part of our planet's cultural legacy.
Aaron Swartz

At the end of the day, we have an economy that works for the rich by cheating the poor, and unequal schools are the result of that, not the cause.

Aaron Swartz
Say yes to everything.
Aaron Swartz

I have developed my most meaningful relationships online. None of them live within driving distance. None of them are about my own age.

Aaron Swartz
Normally, I just sit in my quiet little room and do the small things that bring me pleasures. I read my books, I answer email, I write a little bit.