Everything takes more time than you thought, everything costs more money than you thought, and almost everything turns out not quite as cool as you expected.

Merlin Mann
Interview (The Great Discontent, October 18, 2013)

Being a writer means dreaming with your eyes open and sharing what you see.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

Being a writer means dreaming with your eyes open and sharing what you see.

The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome. He knows there is no such thing as a fearless warrior or a dread-free artist.

Steven Pressfield
The War of Art (Brooklyn: Black Irish Entertainment, 2002), 79

If you are asked to revise, it’s because your message is worth getting right.

You can do anything you want to do. You just can’t do everything you want to do.

An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered.

Quantity produces quality. If you only write a few things, you are doomed.