• Goodreads quotes
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… we have to keep it crisp, disentangled and simple if we refuse to be crushed by the complexities of our own making. -Edsger W. Dijkstra

Design, by nature, is a series of trade-offs -Allen Holub

Don’t count on motivation; count on discipline. -Jocko Willink

If there is no wind, row. -Polish Proverb


“The problem with introspection is that it has no end.” ― Philip K. Dick

“Writing is utter solitude, the descent into the cold abyss of oneself.” ― Franz Kafka

“Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart. …live in the question.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet

“Silence is only frightening to people who are compulsively verbalizing.” ― William S. Burroughs, The Job: Interviews with William S. Burroughs


It ain’t where you start in life, it’s what you do in life, that will determine where you end up in life. -Colin Powell

I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead. -Mark Twain.

If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy. -Donald Knuth