Best Wikipedia Quotes On Success In Life

These Wikipedia quotes will inspire you. Wikipedia is a free content, the multilingual online encyclopedia written and maintained by a community of volunteers through a model of open collaboration, using a wiki-based editing system.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging Wikipedia quotes, Wikipedia sayings, and Wikipedia proverbs.

Famous Wikipedia Quotes

  1. “I guess there should be somewhere on the Internet that feels like a source of sacred truth. But Wikipedia sure isn’t it.” ~ Nick Kroll
  2. “We have lived in this world where little things are done for love and big things for money. Now we have Wikipedia. Suddenly big things can be done for love.” ~ Clay Shirky
  3. “Wikipedia is the first place I go when I’m looking for knowledge… or when I want to create some.” ~ Stephen Colbert
  4. “Wikipedia is a victory of process over substance.” ~ Ethan Zuckerman

  5. “Wikipedia is forcing people to accept the stone-cold bummer that knowledge is produced and constructed by argument rather than by divine inspiration.” ~ Clay Shirky
  6. “Internet users, that blue screen of death you were looking at this morning? That’s the sky. If you’re still confused, look it up on Wikipedia tomorrow.” ~ Stephen Colbert
  7. “Wikipedia was offline after an overheating problem at one of its data centers. It was pretty bad. For a while there, people had nowhere to go for phony, inaccurate information.” ~ Jay Leno
  8. “The notion of collective contribution, like the Wikipedia, is a very powerful one.” ~ Nicholas Negroponte

  9. “I don’t appreciate it when women – or men – bandy about these stupid stereotypes about feminism that are age-old, and that are meant to keep people turned off from it. It’s like, “All you have to do is Wikipedia feminism to know that it’s not about man-hating – so shut up.” That makes me annoyed.” ~ Kathleen Hanna
  10. “This is a perfect example of the power and ridiculousness of a website like Wikipedia. I did give a slightly contentious graduation speech, where I decided not to be funny as my classmates had hoped, which was why I was chosen. I was not valedictorian, that’s for sure. Instead, I talked about the failure to communicate between the administration and the teachers and students. That’s what was contentious about it. At some point, somebody wrote about that incident on my Wikipedia page. And then somebody added the bit about me exposing my genitals to the crowd.” ~ Nick Kroll
  11. “People take issue with individual aspects of Wikipedia all the time. But it’s kind of hard to hate the general idea of a free encyclopedia. It’s like hating kittens.” ~ Jimmy Wales
  12. “A Wikipedia article is a process, not a product.” ~ Clay Shirky

  13. “I think it’s important never to look yourself up on Wikipedia. I think the temptation to correct any interesting factual errors would be too much.” ~ Marcus Brigstocke
  14. “Wikipedia is first and foremost an effort to create and distribute a free encyclopedia of the highest possible quality to every single person on the planet in their own language. Asking whether the community comes before or after this goal is really asking the wrong question: the entire purpose of the community is precisely this goal.” ~ Jimmy Wales
  15. “People rely on Wikipedia, and a lot of it is wrong. But because there it is on the Internet, they assume it’s right. Rumor gets printed as fact. We may have lost our critical facility as a nation.” ~ Ben Mezrich
  16. “If you really want the truth of anything, don’t use Wikipedia.” ~ John Lydon

  17. “Wikipedia was a big help for science, especially science communication, and it shows no sign of diminishing in importance.” ~ Aubrey de Grey
  18. “I think I am done with Wikipedia for the time being. But I have a secret hope. Someone recently proposed a Wikimorgue – a bin of broken dreams where all rejects could still be read, as long as they weren’t libelous or otherwise illegal.” ~ Nicholson Baker
  19. “Wikipedia is just an incredible thing. It is fact-encircling huge, and it is idiosyncratic, careful, messy, funny, shocking and full of simmering controversies – and it is free, and it is fast.” ~ Nicholson Baker
  20. “Wikipedia flourished partly because it was a shrine to altruism.” ~ Nicholson Baker

  21. “I’m loath to use my personal life to promote what I do, but at the same time, I don’t like a journalist going away with no more than you could get off Wikipedia, where most of it’s invented anyway.” ~ Johnny Vegas
  22. “Wikipedia is so dangerous. You go online to look up the definition of eclampsia, and three hours later you find yourself reading this earnest explanation of tentacle porn in [Japanese] anime.” ~ Lois McMaster Bujold
  23. “I’m actually an optimist about what lies ahead. Are wikis reliable? It depends on the specific business. Is Wikipedia reliable? You bet. Wikipedia is a researcher’s dream.” ~ Paul Saffo
  24. “Wikipedia is a non-profit. It was either the dumbest thing I ever did or the smartest thing I ever did.” ~ Jimmy Wales

  25. “In fact, somebody keeps putting on my Wikipedia page that I’m either Don Pardo’s son or grandson. I had an audition recently where the woman said, “I understand that you’re Don Pardo’s grandson,” and I said, “No, I am not.” And you should have seen the look of disappointment on her face. It may have cost me the job. It was that devastating to her that I wasn’t related to Don Pardo.” ~ Jimmy Pardo
  26. “Wikipedia, a nonprofit, is an enormously popular website but has managed to operate without advertising. And, you know, maybe it’s a little simpler than Google and YouTube, but it does show there’s another way.” ~ Tim Wu
  27. “Leo took out a pen and autographed the arm of one of the nymphs. “Narcissus is a loser! He’s so weak, he can’t bench-press a Kleenex. He’s so lame when you look up lame on Wikipedia, it’s got a picture of Narcissus—only the picture’s so ugly, no one ever checks it out.” ~ Rick Riordan
  28. “There are other sources, but Wikipedia is a good start.” ~ Ru Freeman

  29. “I barely trust established sources of information. I have a hard time finding [Wikipedia], an encyclopedia that anyone can alter, to be a safe way to learn about anything except how many idiots think their opinions are a suitable substitute for facts.” ~ R. K. Milholland
  30. “Wikipedia works because those who know the truth are usually more numerous and committed than those who believe in a falsehood.” ~ Cass Sunstein
  31. “There are things that are about the entire genre, so it’s weird when you look on Wikipedia and people say, “The scene where Angel grabs his fist is from Superman II,” and you’re thinking, “Ummm, no it’s not.” Or, “There’s a shot from Matrix Revolutions.” I’m thinking, “I’ve only seen Matrix Revolutions once, and will never watch it ever again.”” ~ Edgar Wright
  32. “Wikipedia represents a belief in the supremacy of reason and goodness of others.” ~ Daniel H. Pink

  33. “Don’t believe Wikipedia, not everything written there is true. The Soviet Artists Union was not a communist party organization. It was a professional union, which did not protect you from the government if the government decided you were the enemy, but it did give you the possibility to work in your profession and survive.” ~ Ilya Kabakov
  34. “The strange thing with Wikipedia is that the first article that ever gets written about you will define your Wikipedia page forever.” ~ Bo Burnham
  35. “When I used to go on the Wikipedia page, and I haven’t gone on the page in a while, there used to be some guy who was doing my page and he would say that he was my cousin and I was going to be doing projects with him. I don’t know who this person is and I don’t have a cousin by this name and this person keeps saying that they’re doing projects with me. It’s so weird.” ~ Demetri Martin
  36. “I do not go on my Wikipedia page. There’s just too much weird information on there for me to pick apart.” ~ Amos Lee

  37. “History shows us a lot of things. It shows why the Lord’s Prayer includes the supplication: “And lead us not into temptation.” In my day, dissertations were still written by hand or drummed out with a typewriter. In the past, you had to round up the literature, find the books and find the passages. Nowadays you click on Wikipedia or Google and you have everything you need. This probably makes it more difficult to resist temptation.” ~ Wolfgang Schauble
  38. “One thing that I’m really interested in is the kind of esoteric detail that surrounds these great figures. And Wikipedia is full of that kind of stuff, whether it’s true or untrue. It staggers me: why, in the short space assigned to a person or an event, that kind of random information is there. To be honest, that’s wonderful fuel for songwriting.” ~ Nick Cave
  39. “The definition of marriage cannot be disputed. It’s right there in black and white and it’s been the same since the start of Wikipedia.” ~ Jesse Tyler Ferguson
  40. “I don’t know how to add things to my own Wikipedia page.” ~ Craig Ferguson

  41. “For all its shortcomings, Wikipedia does have strong governance and deliberative mechanisms; anyone who has ever followed discussions on Wikipedia’s mailing lists will confirm that its moderators and administrators openly discuss controversial issues on a regular basis.” ~ Evgeny Morozov
  42. “I have always viewed the mission of Wikipedia to be much bigger than just creating a killer website. We’re doing that of course, and having a lot of fun doing it, but a big part of what motivates us is our larger mission to affect the world in a positive way” ~ Jimmy Wales
  43. “I racked my brain trying to remember the names of all of Nut’s five children. Bit difficult without my brother, the human Wikipedia, around to keep track of such trivia for me.” ~ Rick Riordan
  44. “Wikipedia […] is the product not of collectivism but of unending argumentation.” ~ Clay Shirky

  45. “Aren’t you failing English?” I asked. Angeline flushed. “It’s not my fault.” “Even I know you can’t write an article on Wikipedia and then use it as a source in your own essay.” Sydney had been torn between horror and hysterics when she told me. “I took ‘primary source’ to a whole new level!” Honestly, it was a wonder we’d gotten by for so long without Angeline. Life must have been so boring before her.” ~ Richelle Mead
  46. “One of the most common questions writers are asked is “Where do you get your ideas?” But the sad truth is, we don’t know. Ideas can come at any time and from any direction: in the shower, waiting for an elevator, or while bouncing across Wikipedia pages.” ~ Scott Westerfeld
  47. “Individual web pages as they first appeared in the early 1990s had the flavor of person-hood. MySpace preserved some of that flavor, though a process of regularized formatting had begun. Facebook went further, organizing people into multiple-choice identities while Wikipedia seeks to erase point of view entirely. If a church or government were doing these things, it would feel authoritarian, but when technologists are the culprits, we seem hip, fresh, and inventive. People accept ideas presented in technological form that would be abhorrent in any other forms” ~ Jaron Lanier
  48. “He found a set of encyclopedias—like Wikipedia, but paper and very bulky.” ~ Michael Grant

  49. “Take it from someone who’s read the Wikipedia entry: this is how the Ottoman Empire was won: madden horsemen fueled by lethal jet-black coffee-mud.” ~ Cory Doctorow
  50. “Now, what does a vampire do with a computer? Keep track of investments? Send e-mail to other vampires as you all plot to take over the world?” “I spend a lot of time on Wikipedia making corrections to the entries of historical figures I’ve known.” I blinked at him. “Really?” “No, Kitty. That was a joke.” ~ Carrie Vaughn
  51. “…I can’t stop squirming. If fidgets were Wikipedia edits, I would have completely revamped the entry on guilt by now, and translated it into five new languages.” ~ Robin Sloan
  52. “The proselytisers for man-made global warming have long exercised a tight stranglehold over the contents of Wikipedia.” ~ Christopher Booker

  53. “I am living in the Google years, no question of that. And there are advantages to it. When you forget something, you can whip out your iPhone and go to Google. The Senior Moment has become the Google moment, and it has a much nicer, hipper, younger, more contemporary sound, doesn’t it? By handling the obligations of the search mechanism, you almost prove you can keep up…. You can’t retrieve you life (unless you’re on Wikipedia, in which case you can retrieve an inaccurate version of it).” ~ Nora Ephron
  54. “Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject. So you know you are getting the best possible information.” ~ Steve Carell
  55. “I still don’t like the word agnostic. It’s too fancy. I’m simply not a believer. But, as simple as this notion is, it confuses some people. Someone wrote a Wikipedia entry about me, identifying me as an atheist because I’d said in a book I wrote that I wasn’t a believer. I guess in a world uncomfortable with uncertainty, an unbeliever must be an atheist, and possibly an infidel. This gets us back to that most pressing of human questions: why do people worry so much about other people’s holding beliefs other than their own?” ~ Alan Alda
  56. “Does anything really matter? We all end up in the same place. All that’s left is our Wikipedia entry.” ~ Lorde

  57. “Wikipedia took the idea of peer review and applied it to volunteers on a global scale, becoming the most important English reference work in less than 10 years. Yet the cumulative time devoted to creating Wikipedia, something like 100 million hours of human thought, is expended by Americans every weekend, just watching ads.” ~ Clay Shirky
  58. “The Internet has become a remarkable fount of economic and social innovation largely because it’s been an archetypal level playing field, on which even sites with little or no money behind them – blogs, say, or Wikipedia – can become influential.” ~ James Surowiecki
  59. “You can’t retrieve you life (unless you’re on Wikipedia, in which case you can retrieve an inaccurate version of it).” ~ Nora Ephron
  60. “The core of Wikipedia is something people really believe in. That is too valuable for the world to screw it up.” ~ Jimmy Wales

  61. “Our revolution is like Wikipedia, okay? Everyone is contributing content, [but] you don’t know the names of the people contributing the content. This is exactly what happened. Revolution 2.0 in Egypt was exactly the same. Everyone is contributing small pieces, bits and pieces. We drew this whole picture of a revolution. And no one is the heroin that picture.” ~ Wael Ghonim
  62. “I’m quite good at taking in information so I voraciously inhale Wikipedia – which may have some things wrong in it, but I think is generally more information than we had before. Last tour we didn’t have Wikipedia. And then Discovery Channel and History Channel. I can take it in and retain what I think are the most important facts.” ~ Eddie Izzard
  63. “Oh, Wikipedia, with your tension between those who would share knowledge and those who would destroy it.” ~ John Green

  64. “When you consider the magnitude of how many people use Wikipedia globally, there is a potential here for really creating some noise and getting some attention in the U.S.” ~ Jimmy Wales
  65. “Frankly, and let me be blunt, Wikipedia as a readable product is not for us. It’s for them. It’s for that girl in Africa who can save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people around her, but only if she’s empowered with the knowledge to do so.” ~ Jimmy Wales

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