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    Default stay hunger,stay foolish

    what does it mean?it's Steve Job's quote,my favorite,but I can't figure out what it really means

    thanks in advance

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    Default Re: stay hunger,stay foolish

    by the way,I have one more problem to be solved

    "we sometimes forget that for every mile of land there is/are four miles of water" (the answer here is "there are",would you mind explaining it to me?why "there are" ?)

    thanks again

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    Default Re: stay hunger,stay foolish

    Stay hungry, stay foolish would make a bit more sense to me- if you are hungry, you are always looking for something better- never satisfied.

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    Default Re: stay hunger,stay foolish

    Quote Originally Posted by hector51 View Post
    by the way,I have one more problem to be solved

    "we sometimes forget that for every mile of land there is/are four miles of water" (the answer here is "there are",would you mind explaining it to me?why "there are" ?)

    thanks again
    "four miles" is plural and is the subject of "there are".

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    Default Re: stay hunger,stay foolish

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Stay hungry, stay foolish would make a bit more sense to me- if you are hungry, you are always looking for something better- never satisfied.
    And the 'foolish' part reflects Steve Jobs's attitude to creativity - don't dismiss ideas just because they don't fit in with received wisdom. And the 'stay' part means don't lose that childish ability to adopt outlandish ideas.

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