If you think people have scar tissue, you should see organizations. Each time there’s a disaster, they create a process to prevent future disasters of that type. Eventually they accrete a thick layer of these processes that prevents them from moving. Then they die.
-Paul Graham, Twitter, August 22, 2022
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.Thomas Mann, Essays of Three Decades, 1942
Never go to bed angry. Stay awake and plot your revenge.
XML is like violence: if it doesn’t solve your problem, you aren’t using enough of it.
To speak the truth is easy and pleasant.
-Mikhail Bulgakov, The Master and Margarita, 1997 Penguin Edition
Madness is something rare in individuals — but in groups, parties, peoples, epochs it is the rule.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil, Aphorism 156.