I’m a geek. A math-brained artist. A misfit in a tribe of misfits.
Thought I might share with you advice from my heroes – largely scientists, but I’m omnivorous when it comes to philosophy.
Hope this is interesting and inspirational, or at the very least, entertaining.
On concentration: “Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”
On what’s important: “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.”
On perfection: “A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”
On being there: “I never think of the future – it comes soon enough.”
On goals: “Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
On time-management: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”
On success: “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.”
On maturity: “Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience.”
On talent: “I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.”
On stick-to-it-tive-ness: “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
And my current favorite, on (in my case) synopses: “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”