Quote of the Day: Feb. 28, 2006

From Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash:

“Hiro, you are such a geek. She’s a woman, you’re a dude. You’re not SUPPOSED to understand her. That’s not what she’s after. She doesn’t want you to understand HER. She knows THAT’S impossible. She just wants you to understand YOURSELF. Everything else is negotiable.”

“You figure?”

“Yeah. Definitely.”

“What makes you think I don’t understand myself?”

“It’s just obvious. You’re a really smart hacker and the greatest sword fighter in the world — and you’re delivering pizza and promoting concerts that you don’t make any money off of.”