A little progress everyday ends up in BIG results!
Michelangelo decorated a ceiling, but I am sure he had loftier things on his mind.
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Benjamin Franklin, 1759
Do not confuse “duty” with what other people expect of you; they are utterly different. Duty is a debt you owe to yourself to fulfill obligations you have assumed voluntarily. Paying that debt can entail anything from years of patient work to instant willingness to die. Difficult it may be, but the reward is self-respect. –Robert A. Heinlein
In life, after we get past the stage of fear, I think it is a never ending stage of adventure.
“Now, Now”, cried the Queen, “Faster,Faster”. - Alice in Wonderland.
Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. –Sigmund Freud
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth. –Sherlock Holmes
What Linux myths or misconceptions do you find particularly galling?. Torvalds responds.
I don’t get upset that easily, so I can’t say that there is any in particular that I find galling. One myth that I find interesting, but which has nothing to do with Linux or even the IT sector in particular, is the myth of how a single person or even a single company makes a huge difference in the market. It’s the belief that things happen because somebody was visionary and “planned” it that way. Sometimes the people themselves seem to believe it, and then the myth becomes hubris.
I have to continually try to explain to people that no, I don’t “control” what happens in Linux. It’s about having an environment that is conducive to development, not so much about any particular leader. And I think that is true in most cases, be it the “great sport coach” or the “great spiritual leader.”
You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however. - Richard Bach
A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. – Ralph Waldo Emerson