• “Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist.” — Keynes

  • “If our goal is to write poetry, the only way we are likely to be any good is to try to be as great as the best.” — Donald Hall

  • “The less confident you are, the more serious you have to act.” — Tara Ploughman

  • “They are born, then put in a box; they go home to live in a box; they study by ticking boxes; they go to what is called ‘work’ in a box, where they sit in their cubicle box; they drive to the grocery store in a box to buy food in a box; they go to the gym in a box to sit in a box; they talk about thinking ‘outside the box’; and when they die they are put in a box. All boxes, Euclidian, geometrically smooth boxes.” — Nassim Nicholas Taleb

  • “Charm lies in the unsaid, the unwritten, and the undisplayed. It takes mastery to control silence.” — NNT

  • “The best way to honor someone who has said something smart and useful is to say something back that is smart and useful.” — Seth Godin

  • “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” — Bill Cosby

  • “We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.” — Einstein