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    That would be such a life-changing thing, for us all to know that there are other beings out there who we could potentially communicate with, or maybe we are listening to a signal that they transmitted hundreds of millennia ago.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: listening 
     
    Traditionally, Seattle has been a great sports town and great football town. What the Huskies have achieved over the years has been pretty amazing. That's how I got my first taste of football - when I went with my father to Husky Stadium.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: father  football  year 
     
    With documentary-film projects, you hope you highlight an area of concern people haven't thought about before. A lot of times, I'm asking myself - 'This seems to be a significant problem. What can be done that hasn't been done?
    — Paul Allen
    tags: time  people  thoughts  problem  hope 
     
    When it comes to helping out, I don't believe in doing it for the media attention. My goal is to support the organizations that need help.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: believe  help  attention  media  goal 
     
    Sometimes it's very difficult to find fresh fruit on the road.
    — Paul Allen
    What is the best advice, business or otherwise, you've had and from whom? The best advice I've received came many years ago from my father. He told me that you should love whatever work you do, you should try to find something you truly enjoy. And I've been lucky through the years that the work I've been involved with has been challenging and for the most part, fun.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: work  advice  fun  business  father  year 
     
    I was in a town of about 10,000 people, and a shipping container with a rusty microscope was their medical clinic.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: people 
     
    I'm a very private person that prefers a low profile.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: people 
     
    As a species, we've always been discoverers and adventurers, and space and the deep ocean are some of the last frontiers.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: space  ocean 
     
    The best museums and museum exhibits about science or technology give you the feeling that, hey, this is interesting, but maybe I could do something here, too.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: technology 
     
    We've had some tough times, but we've hung in there.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: time 
     
    The only regrets I have are rather prosaic - like I wish I went for a swim in the Pacific.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: regret  wishes 
     
    I think it's going to be great if people can buy a ticket to fly up and see black sky and the stars. I'd like to do it myself-but probably after it has flown a serious number of times first!
    — Paul Allen
    tags: time  people  star  sky  black 
     
    For the most part, the best opportunities now lie where your competitors have yet to establish themselves, not where they're already entrenched. Microsoft is struggling to adapt to that new reality.
    — Paul Allen
    In the first eight or so years at Microsoft, we were always chained to our terminals, and after I got sick the first time, I decided that I was going to be more adventurous and explore more of the world.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: time  world  microsoft  year 
     
    I enjoy creating new ideas, working on new creative projects.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: creative  ideas 
     
    In the computer industry, you've got an interdisciplinary team of people who can come together, attack the problem, and work in a collaborative style. You knock down one problem after another, cobble things together, and then hopefully turn the crank at some point.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: people  work  problem  computer 
     
    In global warming, I think everyone is scratching their heads - are there technological things that can be brought to bear that can make a difference?
    — Paul Allen
    Technology is notorious for engrossing people so much that they don't always focus on balance and enjoy life at the same time.
    — Paul Allen
    I grew up around books. When I first held the book and it was a substantive, tangible thing, and I thought of all the work that went into it, not just my work but everybody else's and the research and so forth, there's a sense of really have done something worthwhile.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: work  thoughts  book  research 
     
    Any crusade requires optimism and the ambition to aim high
    — Paul Allen
    tags: ambition 
     
    You've got to enjoy time with your family and friends, and if you're involved in sports franchises, those peak moments in playoff games. You have to enjoy life.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: time  friends  moment  games 
     
    The possible is constantly being redefined, and I care deeply about helping humanity move forward.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: humanity  care 
     
    You look at things you enjoy in your life, but much more important is what you can do to make the world a better place.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: world 
     
    What should exist? To me, that's the most exciting question imaginable. What do we need that we don't have? How can we realize our potential?
    — Paul Allen
    tags: questions 
     
    Even before I helped to co-found Microsoft, I saw a connected future . . . I called that future The Wired World.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: future  world  microsoft 
     
    I am very excited to be supporting one of the world's most visionary efforts to seek basic answers to some of the fundamental question about our universe and what other civilisations may exist elsewhere.
    — Paul Allen
    In my own work, I've tried to anticipate what's coming over the horizon, to hasten its arrival, and to apply it to people's lives in a meaningful way.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: work  live 
     
    In a company where tech decisions were still ultracentralized, the repercussions of a distracted CEO had to be damaging.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: decision  company 
     
    Once you become an owner of a team, you get so much more into the sport and you can't help it. So I really love NFL football now to the degree of following it much more than I did previously.
    — Paul Allen
    tags: help  football 
     
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