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Marc Andreessen quotes

I love what the Valley does. I love company building. I love startups. I love technology companies. I love new technology. I love this process of invention. Being able to participate in that as a founder and a product creator, or as an investor or a board member, I just find that hugely satisfying.

There is a constant need for new systems and new software.

It's much harder these days as a start-up to do physical devices.

Working for a big company is, I believe, much risker than it looks.

Around '93, '94, the conventional wisdom about the Internet was that it was a toy for academics and researchers. So it was very, very underestimated for about two years.

It's hard to do that with people who think emotionally. A lot of people think in terms of people, emotions, and feelings. That's more complicated. Engineering mentality makes it, in theory, a little easier.

The good news about building a company during times like this is that the companies that do succeed are going to be extremely strong and resilient.

If you're unhappy, you should change what you're doing.

I don't waste time being depressed.

A lot of things you want to do as part of daily life can now be done over the Internet.

There's always more demands than there's time to meet them, so it's constantly a matter of trying to balance them.

Any new technology tends to go through a 25-year adoption cycle.

Great CEOs are not just born with shiny hair and a tie.

We worked personally with a lot of great VCs. They just work incredibly hard at supporting entrepreneurs and their companies.

Google is working on self-driving cars, and they seem to work. People are so bad at driving cars that computers don't have to be that good to be much better.

Where I grew up, we had the three TV networks, maybe two radio stations, no cable TV. We still had a long-distance party line in our neighborhood, so you could listen to all your neighbors' phone calls. We had a very small public library, and the nearest bookstore was an hour away.

Qualified software engineers, managers, marketers and salespeople in Silicon Valley can rack up dozens of high-paying, high-upside job offers any time they want, while national unemployment and underemployment is sky high.

I know where I'm putting my money.

If we're in a bubble, it's the weirdest bubble I've ever seen, where everybody hates everything.

In short, software is eating the world.