Warren Ellis, from a discussion on his life and career as a futurist (is “applied futurist” a thing?):
The best bit of my life is that I get to talk to everybody, about everything, and put people from a bunch of different disciplines in the same room, and I get to listen and learn and apply that to whatever I do next.
Reminds me of one of the wonderful side effects of my craft: people from all walks of life, experts in several hundred fields, explain what they do and how they make a difference. I can’t imagine a more concentrated education.