“No man drowns if he perseveres in praying to God, and can swim.”
— Russian Proverb
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
“We’re not just just humans anymore. We’re not multiple personalities, we’re many personalities… uh, one of my personalities happens to be a multiple personality but that doesn’t make me a multiple personality. I’m looking for a little nuance here.”
— Alpha, Dollhouse
“In the olden days, if you wanted to watch an American TV show as soon as it came out, you had to get an expensive flight to America every week. But now, thanks to the internet, it’s much easier to find cheaper flights to America.”
— Tim Berners-Lee