Miles Davis on practice

You have to play a long time to be able to play like yourself

Marijn Haverbeke on software

Because computers are dumb, pedantic beasts, programming is fundamentally tedious and frustrating

Zora Neal Hurston on inhibitions

Culllaaaah struck! [on entering a fancy party]

Big L on willpower

Everybody wanna be like Mike / but Mike wanna be like L

Paul Graham on personal PR

Closed thoughts and an open face. Smile at everyone, and don't tell them what you're thinking.