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Quotable

A maxim I am paying attention to is an anonymous quote: “It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking, than think your way into a new way of acting.” This is a handy way to remember the fact that smiling makes me happier, and acting as if I am confident makes me more confident, etc., and that changing my behavior is a great way to change my mind. — KK

Quote that speaks to me

Bill Joy, cofounder of Sun, says: “I decided to spend my time trying to create the things we need as opposed to preventing what threatens us.” — KK

Quotable

“What ever you cling to, it is not that,” is my new mantra to remind me to not get attached to the stories I create, or my own perspective. It’s kind of like a gentle kick in the butt. I heard it while listening to Pema Chödrön, Coming Closer to Ourselves: Making Everything the Path of Awakening. — CD

Quotes I'm pondering

  • To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time. — Leonard Bernstein
  • No, no, you’re not thinking; you’re just being logical. — Niels Bohr
  • Seeing is forgetting the name of the thing one sees. — Paul Valery
  • Life is full of obstacle illusions. — Grant Frazier
  • If you are not embarrassed by the first version of your product, you’ve launched too late. — Reid Hoffman
  • Babies are such a nice way to start people. — Don Herold

— KK

Quotables

  • “I’ve always been very careful never to predict anything that has not already happened.” — Marshall McLuhan
  • “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” — Dorothy Parker
  • “Decisions are made by those who show up.” — Jennifer Pahlka
  • “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” — Albert Einstein
  • “Not long ago what we have today was so implausible that nobody bothered to say it would never happen.“ — Marc Andreessen
  • "The first 90% of a project is a lot easier than the second 90%.” — Tim Sweeney
  • “If you don’t like change, you are going to like irrelevance even less.” — General Shinseki

Some quotes I’m finding guidance from. (I can’t vouch for the primacy of the sources.) — KK

Quotes I'm pondering

  • There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. — Louis L’Amour
  • What looks like tomorrow’s problem is rarely the real problem when tomorrow rolls around. — James Fallow
  • Never take a job for which you are qualified. You won’t grow. — Esther Dyson
  • That we were absent for a great expanse of time in the past causes no fear. Yet, our impending absence in the future is cause for terror.  — Brian Greene
  • Too many people worry about what AI will do to us. Too few worry about what Power will do *with* AI. — Zeynep Tufekci‏
  • Entrepreneurship is the pursuit of opportunity beyond the resources you currently control. — Howard H. Stevenson
  • What you seek is also seeking you. — Rumi

— KK 

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