Category Archives: Notes & Quotes

Humble Tasks – William Feather

No task is so humble that it does not offer an outlet for individuality.

Daily Clothes – Alexandra K. Trenfor

Be loving and if you don’t feel loving, then simply be kind. Kindness is just love in his daily clothes.

Wisdom – Alexandra K. Trenfor

Youth is wasted on the young – and wisdom on the old.

Alexandra K. Trenfor / John Galt

Other great quotes by Alexandra K. Trenfor here and here)

The Best Teachers – Alexandra K. Trenfor

The best teachers are those who show you where to look, but don’t tell you what to see.

Fugue by Roberta Flack – A Musical Experiment

I’ve been listening to a lot of Bach this week. The same piece of Bach over and over, specifically Joao Carlos Martins performing BWV 1058, the second movement, the Andante. Martins practically bangs on the simple bass line. He plays with an insistence that feels like it should be against all the laws of classical […]

Marsha Norman

“Dreams are illustrations from the book your soul is writing about you.”

When Preparing to Travel – Susan Heller

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money.”

Elmore Leonard

I try to leave out the parts that people skip.

Advice for Bootstrap Startups

Get out of your head and onto the phone. Send emails. Interact with other people. Light up other people’s radars. Business is generated through conversations. Don’t trust your newbie pricing instincts. Find out what mark-ups are for comparable products or services and screw up the courage to ask for them. Pay your vendors what they […]

A.J. Liebling

I can write better than anybody who can write faster, and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.

Chinese Proverb

A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.

Eugene Debs

If I could lead you into the Promised Land, I could lead you right back out again.

Wilbur Wright

I confess that in 1901 I said to my brother Orville that man would not fly for 50 years.

Yiddish Proverb

Want to make God laugh? Tell him your plans.