We fail to realize that mastery is not about perfection. It's about a process, a journey. The master is the one who stays on the path day after day, year after year. The master is the one who is willing to try, and fail, and try again, for as long as he or she lives. -- George Leonard, Mastery.
A guideline in the process of stepwise refinement should be the principle to decompose decisions as much as possible, to untangle aspects which are only seemingly interdependent, and to defer those decisions which concern details of representation as long as possible. -- Niklaus Wirth
Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. -- John Lennon
Are you willing to wear your white belt? -- George Leonard, Mastery.
Some people suggest that machines would be friendlier if input could be in a natural language. But natural language is probably the worst kind of input because it can be quite ambiguous. The process of retrieving information from the computer would be so time-consuming that you would be better off spending that time getting the information directly from an expert. -- Gary Kildall (inventor of CP/M, one of the first OS for the micro).
640K ought to be enough for anybody. -- Bill Gates, 1981
If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough. ~Albert Einstein
You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction. ~George Lorimer
I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. ~Diane Ackerman
The mind is everything. What you think you become. –Buddha