2021-0214

The only thing we never get enough of is love; and the only thing we never give enough of is love.

Henry Miller
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2020-0323

Do not fear mistakes. There are none.

Miles Davis
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2020-0317

It’s not the easiest thing to try and put a smile on a face. But it’s always worth it.

Jerry Seinfeld
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2014-0531

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning.

Mark Twain
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2014-0530

Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.

Groucho Marx
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2014-0504

In his highest flights, musical and architectural above all, for they are one, man gives the illusion of rivaling the order, the majesty and the splendor of the heavens.

Henry Miller
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2014-0412

How to write a good short story:

  1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.
  2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.
  3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.
  4. Every sentence must do one of two things—reveal character or advance the action.
  5. Start as close to the end as possible.
  6. Be a Sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them-in order that the reader may see what they are made of.
  7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.
  8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To hell with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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2013-0320

Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.

Bruce Lee
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2013-0219

The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

Henry David Thoreau
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2013-0116

It was as undesigned as possible.

Michael Bierut
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2012-1211

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.

Abraham Lincoln
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