Some Great Quotes

November 13, 2008

I just had to share some of these.

“Multi-tasking is dead. It never worked and it never will. Intelligent people love to sing its praises because it gives them permission to avoid the much more challenging alternative: focusing on one thing.”

–Timothy Ferriss

“This coffee falls into your stomach . . . sparks shoot all the way up to the brain. From that moment on, everything becomes agitated. Ideas quick-march into motion like battalions of a grand army to its legendary fighting ground, and the battle rages. Memories charge in, bright flags on high; the cavalry of metaphor deploys with a magnificent gallop; the artillery of logic rushes up with clattering wagons and cartridges; on imagination’s orders, sharpshooters sight and fire; forms and shapes and characters rear up; the paper is spread with ink—for the nightly labor begins and ends with torrents of this black water, as a battle opens and concludes with black powder.”

–Honore de Balzac

“Writing is easy. All you do is stare at a blank sheet of paper until drops of blood form on your forehead.”

-Gene Fowler

“The degree of civil liberty is not measured by the way the state treats millions of those who agree with it, but rather how it treats a dozen who don’t.”

– Ludvík Vaculík

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