The idea that I can be presented with a problem, set out to logically solve it with the tools at hand, and wind up with a program that could not be legally used because someone else followed the same logical steps some years ago and filed for a patent on it is horrifying

John Carmack


Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have – so spend it wisely.

Kay Lyons

The clock is running. Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why it is called the present.

Alice Morse Earle in “Sun Dials and Roses of Yesterday: Garden Delights…”

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe

Albert Einstein

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. – Albert Einstein (via paper-diaries)

To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.


Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Always tell the truth—it’s the easiest thing to remember.

David Mamet

Your greatness is measured by your kindness; your education and intellect by your modesty; your ignorance is betrayed by your suspicions and prejudices, and your real caliber is measured by the consideration and tolerance you have for others.

William J. H. Boetcker

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.

Robert Frost