"“Always produce” is also a heuristic for finding the work you love. If you subject yourself to that constraint, it will automatically push you away from things you think you’re supposed to work on, toward things you actually like. “Always produce” will discover your life’s work the way water, with the aid of gravity, finds the hole in your roof."

— Paul Graham

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"We’re mathematicians. We don’t program."

— Anonymous mathematician

(Source: flowingdata.com)

"Art is the supreme task and the truly metaphysical activity in this life"

— Nietzsche (via n9nlinear)

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"Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities."

— Napoleon Hill

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"An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail."

— Edwin Land

"A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing"

— George Bernard Shaw

"Failure is just another part of the culture of innovation. Accept it and become stronger."

— Albert Yu

"UNIX is basically a simple operating system, but you have to be a genius to understand the simplicity."

— Thank you for everything, DMR


A man is smoking a cigarette and blowing smoke rings into the air. His girlfriend becomes irritated with the smoke and says, “Can’t you see the warning on the cigarette pack? Smoking is hazardous to your health!”

To which the man replies, “I am a programmer. We don’t worry about warnings; we only worry about errors.”

Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs