Quick Quotes Weekly | The Sparks Fly Edition

Every day, I steal (I mean share… yeah! Share!) my favorite quotes and passages from my weekly reading over at SmarterThanIAm.com. Be sure to click the links and read the full posts, these are smart people saying really smart things.


When sparks fly, some truly great ideas come to light.

David Heinemeier Hansson <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!


Everyone’s habits sound silly and precious to someone else, but if work becomes part of the habit, then your rituals are worthwhile.

Dr. Drang (Hat tip to Gabe Weatherhead) <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!


Henry Miller Quotes

When you can’t create you can work.

Henry Miller (Hat tip to Merlin Mann) <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!


When you don’t create things, you become defined by your tastes rather than ability. Your tastes only narrow & exclude people. So create.

David Tate <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!


Be comfortable with not being satisfied. If you are a true creator then use that to drive yourself along.

Rob Corddry <— Click To Read More Smart Stuff!


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2 Responses to Quick Quotes Weekly | The Sparks Fly Edition

  1. Good stuff. That site looks to be a handful to keep going. Kudos for doing so. Do you push to Twitter? I’d like to follow, but am trying to pare down my feeds at the moment. You know, read less, do more? 😉

    Also, I do something kind of similar; I run TWICs – The Week In Comments – on my site on Fridays. Just snippets of my comments on other people’s blogs to share some of the more meaningful stuff. I’m sure it won’t be long before this site ends up there…

    • Easier than you’d think actually. I do most of my reading inside of Instapaper and they make it really easy to highly text and share it as a quote on Tumblr. To be 100% honest, it’s mainly a selfish way to visually bookmark things. I even have the url for a random post set as my home screen when launching safari. It’s a nice way to keep track of files and occasionally using them to get inspired. I do push them to Twitter, but I’m lazy about adjusting the descriptions, so its a bit haphazard.

      As for the read less, do more… I know what you mean, I still read a lot, but I’m far more selective about what I spend my time with.

      Like the idea of the comment wrap up. One of my favorite parts of this site and of the web in general is getting to share the great ideas of others and that’s a nice way to go about it.

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