Inspiring Quotes

These are some inspiring quotes I encountered during reading. Each of them set in motion a ripple of thoughts and deeply influenced me. Those enclosed in quotation marks are direct quotes, and the rest are paraphrases.

Algorithms to Live By

by Brian Christian, Tom Griffiths

“Viewed this way, the secretary problem’s most fundamental yet most unbelievable assumption - its strict serially, it’s inexorable one-way march - is revealed to be the nature of time itself.”

The Originals

by Adam Grant

“The best entrepreneurs are not risk maximizers, They take the risk out of risk-taking.” — Linda Rottenberg

“People are punished when they try to execute power without status.”

“The goal is to push the envelope, not tear the envelope.”

The most promising ideas begin from novelty and gravitate towards familiarity.

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

by Thornton Wilder

“Now he discovered that secret from which one never quite recovers, that even in the most perfect love one person loves less profoundly than the other. There may be two equally good, equally gifted, equally beautiful, but there may never be two that love one another equally well.”


In many years you’ll realize that it’s not the flower you loved - you just happened to witness its blossom.

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