No greater mistake can be made than to imagine that what has been written latest is always the more correct; that what is written later on is an improvement on what was written previously; and that every change means progress.
Arthur Schopenhauer - The Essays of Schopenhauer: The Art of Literature
Everything is possible when one is drunk
Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Idiot
Columbus was happy not when he had discovered America but when he was discovering it.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky - The Idiot
Beginning to think is beginning to be undermined.
Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus
All my life I have hated being asked to explain what I am doing. I hate the question because I very seldom know the answer.
Paul Theroux - The Pillars of Hercules
Politicians like passing laws and regulations because this makes them look as though they're doing something
Heather Brooke - The Revolution Will Be Digitised
Be happy for this moment, this moment is your life
Omar Khayyam - The Rubaiyat
People's IQs seem to double as soon as you give them responsibility and indicate that you trust them
- Tim Ferriss
People who like quotations love meaningless generalizations
Graham Greene - Travels With My Aunt
The most important thing we ever learn at school is that the most important things can't be learned at school.
Haruki Murakami - What I Talk About When I Talk About Running