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The Queen's Gambit
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Book cover for Don't Make Me Think, Revisited: A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability
Here’s the rule: If you can’t make something self-evident, you at least need to make it self-explanatory.
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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.”
William Faulkner

David Foster Wallace
“I wish you way more than luck.”
David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

Tim Weiner
“For sixty years tens of thousands of clandestine service officers have gathered only the barest threads of truly important intelligence—and that is the CIA’s deepest secret.”
Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

Stephen Greenblatt
“I began with the desire to speak with the dead.”
Stephen Greenblatt, Shakespearean Negotiations: The Circulation of Social Energy in Renaissance England

Mark Twain
“Don't use a five-dollar word when a fifty-cent word will do.”
Mark Twain

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