I've linked to a great John Waters interview Big Think previously, and as I perused the site after that post I discovered that it is an absolute El Dorado of interesting people and ideas. Here are some that I found especially engrossing.
- Penn Jilette - "I want to live in a world of a market place of ideas where everyone is busted on their bullshit all the time, because I think that is the way we get to truth."
- Pierre-Laurent Aimard - "Every experiment becomes a part of your life."
- Chuck Close - "There is no better time to make painting than when everyone thinks it's dead."
- Steven Pinker - "There are certain realms in which a measure of irrationality and lack of control can actually work to your advantage."
You can scroll through the list of contributors here.