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The Dutch humanist Desiderius Erasmus [...] urged students to annotate their books, using “an appropriate little sign” to mark “occurrences of striking words, archaic or novel diction, brilliant flashes of style, adages, examples, and pithy remarks worth memorizing.”

He also suggested that every student and teacher keep a notebook, organized by subject, “so that whenever he lights on anything worth noting down, he may write it in the appropriate section.”

~Excerpt From: Nicholas Carr. “The Shallows”. (page 380-381)

a thing is a thing, not what is said of that thing

~ "Birdman"

Don’t do what you want. Do what you don’t want. Do what you’re trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.

~ Chuck Palahniuk

Entrepreneurship is living a few years of your life like most people won’t, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people can’t.

~ Anonymous

People who are right most of the time are people who change their minds often.