"The field is level, only in heaven"
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
"Fundamentalism is the philosophy of the powerless, the conquered, the displaced and the dispossessed."
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
"We unplug ourselves from the grid by recognizing that we will never cure our restlessness by contributing our disposable income to the bottom line of Bullshit, Inc., but only by doing our work."
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art
"Men of genius themselves were great only by bringing all their power to bear on the point on which they had decided to show their full measure."
Antonin-Dalmace Sertillanges, the Intellectual Life
"[Great creative minds] think like artists but work like accountants."
"Wealth is the product of man's capacity to think."
— Ayn Rand
"The worst fate of any shipping of any product is that nobody cares. You don’t get any feedback at all. That’s what most features or most products do. They’re just dead weight."
Eric Reis, Minimum Viable Produc: a Guide
"All progress depends on the unreasonable [human being]."
— George Bernard Shaw
"Knowledge and productivity are like compound interest. Given two people of approximately the same ability and one person who works ten percent more than the other, the latter will more than twice outproduce the former. The more you know, the more you learn; the more you learn, the more you can do; the more you can do, the more the opportunity - it is very much like compound interest. I don't want to give you a rate, but it is a very high rate. Given two people with exactly the same ability, the one person who manages day in and day out to get in one more hour of thinking will be tremendously more productive over a lifetime. I took Bode's remark to heart; I spent a good deal more of my time for some years trying to work a bit harder and I found, in fact, I could get more work done."
Richard Hamming, You and Your Research
"Losers have goals. Winners have systems."
"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing."
— Benjamin Franklin
"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world."
— Ludwig Wittgenstein