Monthly Quotes: September 2021


“You can’t accommodate a hundred different opinions, and you can’t ignore them. All you can do is provide people with the illusion that they participated in the decision. For some reason, that’s enough to make people happy.” This is the basis for all democracies.

Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle

Everyone is an idiot, not just the people with low SAT scores. The only differences among us is that we’re idiots about different things at different times. No matter how smart you are, you spend much of your day being an idiot

Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle

Life is just too complicated to be smart all the time.

Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle

I see the world as a massively absurd endeavor, populated by people who struggle every minute to rationalize the silly things they do

Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle

By definition, risk-takers often fail. So do morons. In practice it s difficult to sort them out.

Scott Adams, The Dilbert Principle

My story will be over soon. But it’s not something to be sad about. Remembering those who went ahead. Remembering those who will follow after. And someday, we will meet all those people again, out beyond the horizon

Hiro Arikawa, The Travelling Cat Chronicles

If you have to consider what’s going to happen after you die, life becomes doubly troublesome.

Hiro Arikawa, The Travelling Cat Chronicles

If you don’t mourn a dead cat properly, you’ll never get over it.

Hiro Arikawa, The Travelling Cat Chronicles

How could I ever leave him, having experienced that kind of love? I will never, ever, leave him.

Hiro Arikawa, The Travelling Cat Chronicles


Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not

Cal Newport, Deep Work

Who you are, what you think, feel, and do, what you love—is the sum of what you focus on.

Cal Newport, Deep Work

what we choose to focus on and what we choose to ignore—plays in defining the quality of our life.

Cal Newport, Deep Work

If you can’t learn, you can’t thrive.

Cal Newport, Deep Work

To simply wait and be bored has become a novel experience in modern life, but from the perspective of concentration training, it’s incredibly valuable.

Cal Newport, Deep Work

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