A Collection of Quotes

May 21, 2015 Reading time - 2 minutes

Since I have been relatively busy the past month or so, I haven’t had much time to write so I thought I’d share these insightful quotes I have been collecting. The quotes are on miscellaneous topics that I’ve found useful in one way or another. My plan is that this page is updated intermittently and the list of quotes grows over time.

“You didn’t come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here.” -Alan Watts

“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” ―Thomas Merton

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.” -Carl Jung

“A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes, smart enough to profit from them, and strong enough to correct them” - John C. Maxwell

“Unfortunately, the clock is ticking, the hours are going by. The past increases, the future recedes. Possibilities decreasing, regrets mounting.” -Haruki Murakami

“A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance.” -Hunter S. Thompson

“If I quit now, I will soon be back to where I started. And when I started I was desperately wishing to be where I am now.” -Unknown

“We ask 18-year-olds to make huge decisions about their career and financial future, when a month ago they had to ask to go to the bathroom.” -Adam Kotsko

“Years of love have been forgot, in the hatred of a minute” - Edgar Allan Poe

“When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.” -C. S. Lewis

“In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is.” — Jan L. A. van de Snepscheut

“Measuring programming progress by lines of code is like measuring aircraft building progress by weight.” -Bill Gates

“Focused, hard work is the real key to success. Keep your eyes on the goal, and just keep taking the next step towards completing it. If you aren’t sure which way to do something, do it both ways and see which works better.” -John Carmack

“It always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter’s Law.” -Hofstadter’s Law

“Everybody has a testing environment. Some people are lucky enough to have a totally separate environment to run production in.” -Unknown

“Whatever you do in life, surround yourself with smart people who’ll argue with you.” -John Wooden

“Innovation is like climbing a mountain. Most teams fail because they pick the wrong mountain to climb” -Sebastian Thrun

“Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.” -Edsger W. Dijkstra