Always, if you do it carefully, you will feel your words teaching you and helping you, even as you write. (G. Lynn Nelson)
Constructing a sentence is the equivalent of taking a Polaroid snapshot: pressing the button, and watching something emerge. To write one is to document and to develop at the same time. (Jhumpa Lahiri, My Life’s Sentences)
“Look at every path closely and deliberately.
Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself,
and yourself alone, one question . . . Does this path have a heart?
It it does, the path is good; if it doesn’t, it is of no use.”
The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. (Henry Miller)
“Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and
try to love the questions themselves…
Live the questions now.
Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it,
live along some distant day into the answer.”
— Rainer Maria Rilke
Keri Smith’s book, How to Be an Explorer of the World: Portable Life Museum, is a great tool for stimulating creativity through guided exercises that are immediately accessible, highly interactive, and non-threatening for those of us who are artistically or creatively challenged. This is also a good stress-reduction tool for busy professionals. See your world from new perspectives, experience the beauty around you and have fun!
Ashish Gulhati writes, “A software application is a living entity, in constant need of attention, updating, enhancement, testing, fixing, tweaking, marketing, and support. Its success and beauty in an economic sense depends directly on the code being flexible enough to evolve over time and meet the requirements of its users, and to do it again and again and again over the course of many years.”
Chapter 11. Secure Communication: The Technology of Freedom, from Beautiful Code: Leading Programmers Explain How They Think from O’Reilly Media