It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.  ~Henry David Thoreau

Most writers ignore the very thing that would get them results, and that’s craft. And how do you learn craft? In the trenches. You’ve got to do it. You got to get in there, you got to write. I say write and then write and write and write some more and go write some more. ~August Wilson

The total number of synapses (connections between neurons) in the cortex of the human brain is estimated to be more than 160 trillion.  ~Lumosity (published in quotation marks but without attribution)

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~Mark Twain

I not only use all the brains that I have, but all I can borrow. ~Woodrow Wilson

To choose to wait, to hold your piece, to let time do its work in silence, these are choices that can be as difficult as standing in a fire. But it a particular kind of fire, one that burns only that which is unnecessary. ~John Patrick Shanley

and remember

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. ~Mahatma Gandhi


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