Quotes §

This is a collection of quotes I've collected over the years that I think about occasionally, in no particular order.


"Perfection is finally obtained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there's no longer anything to take away."
— Antoine de Saint-Exupery


"Compairison is the thief of joy"
— Theodore Roosevelt


"Beware of the assumption that the way you work is the best way simply because it's the way you've done it before"
— Rick Rubin


"On those overcast days, it helps to tune into the fact that the sun is still there. It's just hidden behind a thicker layer of clouds."
— Rick Rubin


"I think we'd all feel much better if we instead saw bad code as a form of contemporary art. Unused functions? Surrealism. Mixing tabs and spaces? Postmodern. My code isn't spaghetti, it's avant-garde"
— Kat Maddox


"What folly, to dread the thought of throwing away life at once, and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal."
— John Howe


"Love is not gazing at each other, but a looking outward together, in the same direction"
— Anonymous


"Before sin is an act, it is a state."
— Paul Tillich


"I submit that the tension between science and faith should be resolved not in terms either of elimination or duality, but in terms of synthesis."
— Teilhard de Chardin


"I find solutions is a way of obfuscating knowledge."
— Devine Lu Linvega


"The best way to choose what to keep and what to throw away is to take each item in one’s hand and ask: 'Does this spark joy?' If it does, keep it. If not, dispose of it."
— Marie Kondo


"Elegance is articulating the value of absence."
— Anonymous


"Good design is as little design as possible. Less, but better – because it concentrates on the essential aspects, and the products are not burdened with non-essentials. Back to purity, back to simplicity."
— Dieter Rams