“There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew.”

  • Marshall McLuhan

“If it doesn’t engage me, I leave it. I do not do homework with my life.”

  • Guillermo del Toro

“What I cannot create, I do not understand.”

  • Richard Feynman

“I think the true discovery of America is before us. I think the true fulfillment of our spirit, of our people, of our mighty and immortal land, is yet to come. I think the true discovery of our own democracy is still before us. And I think that all these things are certain as the morning, as inevitable as noon. I think I speak for most men living when I say that our America is Here, is Now, and beckons on before us, and that this glorious assurance is not only our living hope, but our dream to be accomplished.”

  • Thomas Wolfe, You Can’t Go Home Again

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

  • Theodore Roosevelt

“The love for all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man.”

  • Charles Darwin

“All meetings should be ten minutes or two hours.”

Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute.

– Hal Abelson and Gerald Sussman, Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

The most important skill for a programmer is the ability to effectively communicate ideas.

– Gastón Jorquera

The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.

– Hans Hofmann

Design is the art of arranging code to work today, and be changeable forever.

– Sandi Metz

If software cannot be maintained, it will be rewritten.

Don’t ignore your dreams; don’t work too much; say what you think; cultivate friendships; be happy.

from http://www.paulgraham.com/todo.html