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1 Never memorize what you can look up in books.
memory
Albert Einstein
2 Narrar é criar, pois viver é apenas ser vivido.
narrative, story, creativity, philosophy
Fernando Pessoa 1982
3 To narrate is to create, for living is just being lived.
narrative, story, creativity, philosophy
Fernando Pessoa 1982
4 Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.
death, decision
Steve Jobs 2005-06-14
5 Move fast and break things. Unless you are breaking stuff, you are not moving fast enough.
development, innovation
Mark Zuckerberg 2009
6 The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
writing, philosophy, time
Omar Khayyam
7 Drink! for you know not whence you came, nor why: Drink! for you know not why you go, nor where.
philosophy
Omar Khayyam
8 Alea iacta est.
Suetonius
9 Naděje je nejkrásnější prokletí — naděje je jediné co zbývá.
hope, motivation
Jaromír Nohavica
10 Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they aren't after you.
paranoia
Joseph Heller
11 The universal label — Ingredients: hydrogen, time.
time, origin, hydrogen, Big_Bang, Universe
Randall Munroe 2012
12 Conception is a death sentence.
life, death, birth, conception, duality
Tomáš J. Fülöpp 2005-03-11, 2016-06-25
13 You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.
change, innovation, disruption
R. Buckminster Fuller
14 Compatibility is an achievement of love, not its precondition.
love, compatibility
Alain De Botton 2016-05-29
15 Kameň čo sa kotúľa neobrastá machom.
change, travel, movement
Publilius Syrus
16 A rolling stone gathers no moss.
change, travel, movement
Publilius Syrus
17 It's easier to get into a hole than get out of it.
(Arabic saying)
18 Loneliness is for the spirit what food is for the body.
loneliness, creativity, solitude, thinking, isolation
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
19 La solitudine è per lo spirito ciò che il cibo è per il corpo.
loneliness, creativity, solitude, thinking, isolation
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
20 All art is but imitation of nature.
art, nature, science
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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