Never mistake motion for action.
It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
–Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The ultimate inspiration is the deadline.
No, Watson, this was not done by accident — but by design.
–Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
There are moments in our lives,
there are moments in a day,
when we seem to see beyond the usual.
Such are the moments of our greatest happiness.
Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom.
If one could but recall his vision by some sort of sign.
It was in this hope that the arts were invented.
Sign-posts on the way to what may be.
Sign-posts toward greater knowledge.
A room without books is a body without a soul.
In dreams begins responsibility.
–William Butler Yeats
I have all that I requested
and I do not want what I haven’t got.
I have learned this from my mother;
see how happy she has made me.
I will take this road much further
though I know not where it takes me.
The words or language, as they are written or spoken, do not seem to play any role in my mechanism of thought. The psychical entities which serve as elements in thought are certain signs and more or less clear images which can be ‘voluntarily’ reproduced or combined… The above mentioned elements are, in my case, of visual and some muscular type. ¶ Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.