I hope you make mistakes

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something. So that’s my wish for you, and…

So we went to Atari and said,

‘Hey, we’ve got this amazing thing, even built with some of your parts, and what do you think about funding us? Or we’ll give it to you. We just want to do it. Pay our salary, we’ll come work for you.’ And they said, ‘No.’

Substitute wit?!

She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit. — W. Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965)

A tale of two backpacks

Jean Valjean avait cela de particulier qu’on pouvait dire qu’il portait deux besaces; dans l’une il avait les pensées d’un saint, dans l’autre les redoutables talents d’un forçat. Il fouillait dans l’une ou dans l’autre, selon l’occasion. — Victor Hugo, Les Miserable (Chapter V: Which would be Impossible were the Streets Lighted with Gas.) “Jean…

Lest we forget

When you go home, tell them of us and say
For your tomorrow, we gave our today.