Some well articulated quotes that stuck with me or I want to remember (I mean, who doesn't sound smarter when quoting some one else in the middle of the conversation 😂)

“There are some people if you shoot one idea into the brain, you will get a half an idea out.

Then there are other people who are beyond this point at which they produce two ideas for each idea sent in.”

- Claude Shannon

"Flow is the state where the ego falls away"

- Mihaly

"Rule 4: Consider everything an experiment."

- Sister Corita Kent

"Rule 8: Don’t try to create and analyse at the same time. They’re different processes."

- Sister Corita

"To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan and not quite enough time."

– Leonard Bernstein

" We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten. "

- J. C. R. Licklider

“Chances are, if we can't laugh at something, we can't think rationally about it.”

- Clay Johnson

"Rule of thumb: if memorizing something will likely save me five minutes in the future, into the spaced repetion system it goes. The expected lifetime review time is less than five minutes, i.e., it takes < 5 minutes to learn something... forever."

- Micheal Nielsen

"Aut inveniam viam aut faciam"

(I shall either find a way or make one.)

“If you have everything under control, you're not moving fast enough.”

– Mario Andretti

Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.

- Tim O’Reilly

"If a man knows

not to which port he sails,

no wind is favorable."

- Seneca

Productivity is being able to do things that you were never able to do before

- Franz Kafka

“Every world-class investor is questioning right now how they can improve,” Mr. Aitken said. “So, in a machine-driven age where everything is driven by speed, perhaps the edge is judgment, time and perspective.”

Crude Classifications and false generalizations are curse of organized life.

- H.G. Wells

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit;

Genius hits a target no one else can see"

- Arthur Schopenhauer

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing

there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass the world is too full to talk about.”

- Rumi

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”

- Anaïs Nin

“It’s easier to hold to your principles 100% of the time than it is to hold to them 98% of the time.”

Human interaction: conflict, argument, debate paves path to true innovation.

- Aravind Ganapathiraju

On Focusing:

"If there are nine rabits on the ground, if you want to catch one, just focus on one"

- Jack Ma

"Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand.

The sun's rays do not burn until you brought to a focus"

- Alexander Graham Bell

On Tech:

"No matter how cool your interface, it would be better if there were less of it." -- Alan Cooper

“Be conservative in what you do, but liberal in what you accept from others.” (- from Postel's law)

“Nothing kills a bad product faster than good advertising. Everyone tries the thing and never buys it again.” - Bill Bernbach

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