Sound methodology can empower and liberate the creative mind; it cannot inflame or inspire the drudge. -- Frederick P. Brooks, No Sliver Bullet.
You must always work not just within but below your means. If you can handle three elements, handle only two. If you can handle ten, then handle five. In that way the ones you do handle, you handle with more ease, more mastery and you create a feeling of strength in reserve. -- Pablo Picasso
Dont give users the opportunity to lock themselves. -- unknown
Simplicity takes effort-- genius, even. -- Paul Graham
Side projects are less masturbatory than reading RSS, often more useful than MobileMe, more educational than the comments on Reddit, and usually more fun than listening to keynotes. -- Chris Wanstrath
Talkers are no good doers. -- William Shakespeare, "Henry VI"
Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth
You measure the size of the accomplishment by the obstacles you had to overcome to reach your goals. ~Booker T. Washington
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream, not only plan, but also believe.~ Anatole France
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. –Erma Bombeck