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.

Bertrand Russell on falling in love

we [he and Joseph Conrad] talked with continually increasing intimacy. We seemed to sink through layer after layer of what was superficial, til gradually both reached the central fire. We looked into each other's eyes, half appalled and half intoxicated to find ourselves in such a region...I came away bewildered, and hardly able to find my way among ordinary affairs.