Title: The Circle Authors: Dave Eggers Category:#books Number of Highlights: 4 Date: 2022-07-17 Last Highlighted: 2015-12-12


We’ve sent over 180 million frowns from the U.S. alone, and you can bet that has an effect on the regime.” (4713)

it was increasingly troubling to be amid the madness outside the gates of the Circle. Walking through San Francisco, or Oakland, or San Jose, or any city, really, seemed more and more like a Third World experience, with unnecessary filth, and unnecessary strife and unnecessary errors and inefficiencies—on any city block, a thousand problems correctible through simple enough algorithms and the application of available technology and willing members of the digital community. (5065)

“Most people do. Most people would trade everything they know, everyone they know—they’d trade it all to know they’ve been seen, and acknowledged, that they might even be remembered. We all know we die. We all know the world is too big for us to be significant. So all we have is the hope of being seen, or heard, even for a moment.” (6621)