(On Writing In General) 12.08.2002
I used to listen to what writers said about writing. Then I realized two things. First, I don't want to be like them. Second, they only start thinking about how to be a writer after they become one.
The nice thing about life is that I'll never reach my potential. The moment I think I have reached it, I suddenly have much farther to go.
To succeed in life, it is better to reach half of your potential quickly then stop improving, rather than to slowly, surely reach all of your potential in the time God gives you. I'm glad I don't want to succeed in life.
The only reasonable motive behind aphorisms is this: that all aphorisms are useless to the reader.
Opportunity is the currency of potential is the currency of opporunity. Both enable, both impede results.