Virginia Postrel Quotes

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Virginia Postrel quotes: I like kids, but I don't expect to have any of my own. I'm 40 years old and spend most of my time working. I'd be a terrible mother. I like kids, but I don't expect to have any of my own. I'm 40 years old and spend most of my time working. I'd be a terrible mother.
Virginia Postrel quotes: In a dynamic, decentralized system of individual choice and responsibility, people do not have to trust any authority but their own. In a dynamic, decentralized system of individual choice and responsibility, people do not have to trust any authority but their own.
Virginia Postrel quotes: Storage problems make neon signs the most ephemeral of commercial arts. Storage problems make neon signs the most ephemeral of commercial arts.
Virginia Postrel quotes: Medicare is immune from the competitive pressures that force private insurers to pay attention to what patients and doctors want. Medicare is immune from the competitive pressures that force private insurers to pay attention to what patients and doctors want.
Virginia Postrel quotes: By reshaping or decorating our outer selves, we express our inner sense of self: 'I like that' becomes 'I'm like that.' By reshaping or decorating our outer selves, we express our inner sense of self: 'I like that' becomes 'I'm like that.'
Virginia Postrel quotes: Dialysis does not make patients well. It simply postpones their deaths. Dialysis does not make patients well. It simply postpones their deaths.
Virginia Postrel quotes: The common intuition is that e-books should be cheap because they aren't physical - no printing, no shipping. The common intuition is that e-books should be cheap because they aren't physical - no printing, no shipping.
Virginia Postrel quotes: Clothes are unique sculptures, dependent on a supporting human form and created to move. Clothes are unique sculptures, dependent on a supporting human form and created to move.
Virginia Postrel quotes: A standard 'well woman' checkup can last as little as 10 minutes, hardly time for any in-depth discussions. A standard 'well woman' checkup can last as little as 10 minutes, hardly time for any in-depth discussions.
Virginia Postrel quotes: As discomfiting as it is to both market optimists and policy activists, a certain amount of instability is inherent to the economy. As discomfiting as it is to both market optimists and policy activists, a certain amount of instability is inherent to the economy.
Virginia Postrel quotes: Glamour is translucent - not transparent, not opaque. It invites us into the world but it doesn't give us a completely clear picture. Glamour is translucent - not transparent, not opaque. It invites us into the world but it doesn't give us a completely clear picture.
Virginia Postrel quotes: Lofts were never supposed to be homes. They were vacant old factories and warehouses, taken over by artists looking for cheap space and good light. Lofts were never supposed to be homes. They were vacant old factories and warehouses, taken over by artists looking for cheap space and good light.
Virginia Postrel quotes: Like the 'test tube babies' born of in vitro fertilization, cloned children need not be identifiable, much less freaks or outcasts. Like the 'test tube babies' born of in vitro fertilization, cloned children need not be identifiable, much less freaks or outcasts.
Virginia Postrel quotes: The impulse for personal adornment is hard to stamp out. The impulse for personal adornment is hard to stamp out.
Virginia Postrel quotes: The Elgin Marbles were supposed to be on the Parthenon. For many works of art, a museum is an artificial setting - a zoo, not a natural habitat. The Elgin Marbles were supposed to be on the Parthenon. For many works of art, a museum is an artificial setting - a zoo, not a natural habitat.
Virginia Postrel quotes: Progress through trial and error depends not only on making trials, but on recognizing errors. Progress through trial and error depends not only on making trials, but on recognizing errors.
Virginia Postrel quotes: The definition of an 'operating system' is bound to evolve with customer demands and technological possibilities. The definition of an 'operating system' is bound to evolve with customer demands and technological possibilities.
Virginia Postrel quotes: Before it became a ubiquitous part of urban life, Starbucks was, in most American cities, a radically new idea. Before it became a ubiquitous part of urban life, Starbucks was, in most American cities, a radically new idea.