Confessions of a researchaholic


To my future self

To my future child(s)

“Everyone has a plan ’till they get punched in the mouth.” – Mike Tyson

“The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.” – Washington Irving

“Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

“The most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself, but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.” – Arnold Toynbee

“A desk is a dangerous place from which to view the world.” – John le Carre

The guest house

“Live a simple life.” – dad

“The difficulty lies not so much in developing new ideas as in escaping from old ones.” – John Maynard Keynes

“The world is full of obvious things which nobody by any chance ever observes.” – Arthur Conan Doyle

“More men fail through lack of purpose than lack of talent.” – William James Ashley

“Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” – Dalai Lama

“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.” – Steve Jobs

“If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.” – Jean-Paul Sartre

“A man is known by the company he keeps.” – Aesop

“You cannot use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

“We don’t need to search for creativity, we just need to pay attention to what already exists.” – Head space

“You have to really believe not only in yourself; you have to believe that the world is actually worth your sacrifices.” – Zaha Hadid

“If you are willing to fail interestingly, you tend to succeed interestingly.” – Edward Albee

“In order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of our life to doubt, as far as possible, of all things.” – Rene Descartes

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge: it is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.” – Charles Darwin

I wish I could have known earlier that you have all the time you'll ever need right up to the day you die - William T. Wiley

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