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I will comment when I am a world-renowned expert, and also when I have absolutely no idea what I'm talking about. Can you spot the difference?



"People look at failure much more carefully than they look at success."


I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems weird and scary to me..."

- Abe Simpson


"I made a design pattern for reducing the amount of flour needed in bread"


Joy can be shared, but grief must be endured alone.


Mark Zuckerberg: “Haters are supporters; hate is a solution”

- GPT-3@filipo


"I mean, what have you got to lose? You know, you come from nothing. You're going back to nothing. What have you lost? Nothing."

- Monty Python


“Aboard my ship, excellent performance is standard, standard performance is sub-standard, and sub-standard performance is not permitted to exist - that, I warn you.”

- Captain Queeg (The Caine Mutiny)


"You are the universe experiencing itself"


"You will do foolish things, but do them with enthusiasm"


“Man is a gregarious animal. We work in herds, in teams. The bear can do exactly as he pleases, for he works alone. We do not work alone. We depend throughout our lives on the goodwill of other men. If a man does not learn to bend, to be friendly and considerate, and to respect his brother’s ego—in things both big and little—he’ll find himself disliked and locked up in his own unhappiness.” C.F. Braun


I'm an adventure seeker on an empty street. Just an alley creeper with light on my feet. A middle age fighter screaming, with no time for doubt. With the pain and anger can't see a way out. "It ain't much I'm asking" you'll hear me say "gotta find me a future, move out of my way". I'm a man with a one track mind. So much to do in one lifetime, not a man for compromise and where's and why's and living lies. So I'm living it all and I'm giving it all.


    Everyone carries a shadow, and the less it is embodied in the individual’s conscious life, the blacker and denser it is.

    - Carl Jung

Whatever you now find weird, ugly, uncomfortable and nasty about a new medium will surely become its signature. CD distortion, the jitteriness of digital video, the crap sound of 8-bit - all of these will be cherished and emulated as soon as they can be avoided. It’s the sound of failure: so much modern art is the sound of things going out of control, of a medium pushing to its limits and breaking apart. The distorted guitar sound is the sound of something too loud for the medium supposed to carry it. The blues singer with the cracked voice is the sound of an emotional cry too powerful for the throat that releases it. The excitement of grainy film, of bleached-out black and white, is the excitement of witnessing events too momentous for the medium assigned to record them.

Brian Eno


    The purpose of knowledge is action, not knowledge.

    ― Aristotle
    Knowledge isn't free. You have to pay attention.

    ― Richard Feynman
    "Information is not truth."
    ― Yuval Noah Harari  
    If I were the plaything of every thought, I would be a fool, not a wise man.

    ― Rumi
    Dhamma is in your mind, not in the forest. You don't have to go and look anywhere else.

    ― Ajahn Chah
    Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world, 
    but in the process he loses his soul.

    ― Alexander Solzhenitsyn
    The wise man knows the Self,  
    And he plays the game of life.  
    But the fool lives in the world  
    Like a beast of burden.
    ― Ashtavakra Gita (4―1)

    We must be true inside, true to ourselves, 
    before we can know a truth that is outside us.

    ― Thomas Merton

    Saying yes frequently is an additive strategy. Saying no is a subtractive strategy. Keep saying no to a lot of things - the negative and unimportant ones - and once in awhile, you will be left with an idea which is so compelling that it would be a screaming no-brainer 'yes'.

    - unknown
Addiction is giving up everything for one thing, sobriety is giving up one thing for everything.

A preoccupation with the means is a lack of commitment to the end.


The tree remembers but the axe forgets.


The Narcissist's Prayer

That didn't happen.

And if it did, it wasn't that bad.

And if it was, that's not a big deal.

And if it is, that's not my fault.

And if it was, I didn't mean it.

And if I did, you deserved it.


"The Love"


People are what make life worth living.

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