„Hayek's work on price theory is central to my own thinking about how to manage the Wikipedia project. … [O]ne can't understand my ideas about Wikipedia without understanding Hayek.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Jimmy Wales, cited by Katherine Mangu-Ward, " Wikipedia and Beyond: Jimmy Wales' sprawling vision http://reason.com/archives/2007/05/30/wikipedia-and-beyond," Reason (June 2007).
Also cited by Morton Winston and Ralph Edelbach, Society, Ethics, and Technology 4th ed. (Boston, MA: Wadsworth, 2012), p. 200.

„We are a passionate community of volunteers who are trying to create a free encyclopedia for every single person on the planet.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Wikimania 2008 Alexandria, press conference, 0'20 (August 2008), asked about Google Knol
Kontext: We are a passionate community of volunteers who are trying to create a free encyclopedia for every single person on the planet. So we don't often think in terms of competition. We are going to do what we do and we hope Google does wonderful things as well. … If we were approaching this as a business we would think always: Oh, how can we position ourselves on the market... We just don't do any of that stuff.

„If people could treat others as though they were speaking face to face, that would be huge.“

—  Jimmy Wales

As quoted in "The Encyclopedist’s Lair" in The New York Times (19 November 2007)
Kontext: There’s plenty of rude stuff online. People say things online that they would be ashamed to say face to face. If people could treat others as though they were speaking face to face, that would be huge.

„I don't see any particular problem with that.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Responding to http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikien-l/2007-March/066648.html the deletion of a Wikipedia article from non-administrator view, while the article's deletion was being reviewed by the community. (27 March 2007)

„[Wikipedia is] like a sausage: you might like the taste of it, but you don't necessarily want to see how it's made.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Who knows?, The Guardian, October 26, 2004, 2007-02-09 http://www.guardian.co.uk/g2/story/0,,1335837,00.html, (Alluding to a famous quote "Laws are like sausages — it is better not to see them being made.", generally attributed to Otto von Bismarck.)

„Wikipedia is a non-profit. It was either the dumbest thing I ever did or the smartest thing I ever did.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Keynote Speech, SXSW 2006, published in "The wisdom of one" (25 April 2007) http://www.theage.com.au/news/in-depth/the-wisdom-of-one/2007/04/24/1177180647120.html?page=fullpage#contentSwap1

„Random speculative pseudo information should be removed, unless it can be sourced.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Zero information is preferred to misleading or false information https://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/wikien-l/2006-May/046440.html - Email to WikiEN-l, Tue May 16 20:30:15 UTC 2006
About falseness

„What we won't do is pretend that the work of lunatic charlatans is the equivalent of "true scientific discourse."“

—  Jimmy Wales

It isn't.
Boingboing.net, Jimmy Wales tells "energy workers" that Wikipedia won't publish woo, "the work of lunatic charlatans isn't the equivalent of 'true scientific discourse'" http://boingboing.net/2014/03/26/jimmy-wales-tells-energy-wor.html

„I have said this many times in the past and will say it many times in the future I am sure: some people need to find a different hobby, because whatever they are here for, it is not to help build an encyclopedia.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Comment about "drama mongers" on the Wikipedia Administrator's noticeboard, (23 November 2007) http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/IncidentArchive330&diff=prev&oldid=173346013

„We've always had a love/hate relationship with numbers.“

—  Jimmy Wales

Wales to Computerworld, "Wikipedia founder gazes into site's future" (18 August 2006) http://computerworld.co.nz/news.nsf/0/E33CA972AD48588CCC2571C7001C3649?OpenDocument, based on an earlier interview at Wikimania

„I regard it as a pseudonym and I don’t really have a problem with it.“

—  Jimmy Wales

On controversy regarding fraudulent claims of credentials by the Wikipedian Essjay, in an e-mail to editors of The New Yorker, as quoted in The New York Times (5 March 2007) http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/05/technology/05wikipedia.html?ex=1330750800&en=bce61db72670b609&ei=5088&partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

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