The world is often unkind to new talent, new creations. The new needs friends.— Ratatouille, Anton Ego.
When you go too far up, abstraction-wise, you run out of oxygen.— Joel Spolsky, Don’t let architecture astronauts scare you.
To learn to make something well can take your whole life. And it’s worth it.— Ursula K. Le Guin.
If you dislike change, you’re going to dislike irrelevance even more.— Eric Shinseki. Hat tip: Ann Dunwoody, Automattic Grand Meetup 2018.
Make it work, make it right, make it fast.— The UNIX way, resurfaced decades later by Kent Beck.
It seems to be much easier to make two small jumps than the one big jump in any kind of mental thinking.— Creative Thinking at Bell Labs (1952), Claude Shannon.
Objectives are like a vaccine for fuzzy thinking.— Why the secret to success is setting the right goals, John Doerr.
While it might look like an overnight success in hindsight, the story of React is actually a great example of how new ideas often need to go through several rounds of refinement, iteration, and course correction over a long period of time before reaching their full potential.— Our first 50.000 stars.
I want to push the idea that concepts are the real win, and they can be expressed in many different ways.— Dumb Redux, Tom MacWright.