Good artists copy. Great artists steal. -- Pablo Picasso
Sound methodology can empower and liberate the creative mind; it cannot inflame or inspire the drudge. -- Frederick P. Brooks, No Sliver Bullet.
That is one of the most distinctive differences between school and the real world: there is no reward for putting in a good effort. In fact, the whole concept of a "good effort" is a fake idea adults invented to encourage kids. It is not found in nature. -- Paul Graham
However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results. -- Winston Churchill
The programmer must seek both perfection of part and adequacy of collection. -- Alan J. Perlis
Actually, the essence of boredom is to be found in the obsessive search for novelty. Satisfaction lies in mindful repetition, the discovery of endless richness in subtle variations on familiar themes. -- George Leonard, Mastery.
The best revenge is massive success. –Frank Sinatra
If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. –Abigail Van Buren
Knowledge is being aware of what you can do. Wisdom is knowing when not to do it. ~Anonymous
It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see. ~Anonymous