Monday, October 23, 2017

My personal pet peeve is how many people think the hard part is in the “big and hard problems” or in some fluffy but important-sounding thing like “innovation”. In fact, all the real work is in getting the details right. It’s that “1% inspiration, 99% perspiration” thing. People seem to think that inspiration is the much bigger and important part of the two, but I’ve come to believe that while it’s important to have inspiration, where people actually stumble is when they can’t execute on that inspiration. Inspiration isn’t that rare in the end, but people who have it and then actually follow through… that’s rare.

        — Linus Torvalds

Friday, October 20, 2017

“Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.”

        — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, October 19, 2017

“You always pass failure on your way to success.”

        — Mickey Rooney

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

“Twitter spoils us. If only we could limit people in real life to 140 characters or less.”

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

“To err is human, but to really foul things up you need a computer.”

        — Paul Ehrlich

Monday, October 16, 2017

Saying, “We need to talk,” is the most efficient way to freak someone out.

        — Caprice Crane (@capricecrane)

Friday, October 13, 2017

“Television has changed a child from an irresistible force to an immovable object.”

        — Laurence J. Peter