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This is the fourth of Gladwell's books that I've read (the other three being What the Dog Saw, David and Goliath, and Blink). It might be my favorite. The book looks at success by examining a lot of different people in many different walks of life an ...more
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Neil deGrasse Tyson
“The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation. For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You'd be surprised how far that gets you.”
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William Faulkner
“I'm a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can't, and then tries the short story, which is the most demanding form after poetry. And, failing at that, only then does he take up novel writing.”
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George Saunders
“A novel is just a story that hasn't yet discovered a way to be brief.”
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Robert C. Martin
“Indeed, the ratio of time spent reading versus writing is well over 10 to 1. We are constantly reading old code as part of the effort to write new code. ...[Therefore,] making it easy to read makes it easier to write.”
Robert C. Martin, Clean Code: A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship

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“Poetry is nobody’s business except the poet’s, and everybody else can fuck off.”
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