1. "In 2006, the state of California spent $3.5 billion on the state university system. It spent $9.9 billion on the state prison system."
- Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything
- Kathryn Lasky, The Capture
- William Lane Craig, Does God Exist?
4. "Evil is like a pathogen that enters a system, be it an individual, nation-state, or world-system, and exploits that system, knocking it off balance."
- Paul Levy, Dispelling Wetiko
5. "You should never be surprised by or feel the need to explain why any physical system is in a high entropy state."
- Brian Greene, The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space
6. "somatic markers depend on learning within a system that can connect certain categories of entity or event with the enactment of a body state, pleasant or unpleasant. Incidentally,"
- António R. Damásio, Descartes' Error: Emotion
7. "I call Gaia a physiological system because it appears to have the unconscious goal of regulating the climate and the chemistry at a comfortable state for life."
- James E. Lovelock, The Revenge of Gaia: Earth's Climate Crisis & the Fate of Humanity
8. "If government subsidies to corporations were a sufficient criterion to label a country’s economic system as state capitalist, many market economies would qualify."
- Nicholas R. Lardy, Markets Over Mao: The Rise of Private Business in China
9. "I’ve added a few I haven’t mentioned. Notice that all the roles cover up the shame-based inner core. As each member of the system plays his rigid role, the system stays frozen and unchanging. Dysfunctional families are frozen in a trancelike state. The shame-core keeps the system frozen. Everyone is in hiding. The roles cover up each person’s true and authentic self."
- John Bradshaw, Healing the Shame that Binds You
10. "system, saying"
- Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs