Would it, too, go according to plan, or would it go according to The Plan, which now was no longer mine?
– Umberto Eco, Foucault’s Pendulum
Be wary of setting out to win prizes. Truly creative people flourish in the process of solving problems. Good work is the goal; recognition is the consequence.
– Max DePree, Leadership Jazz
I know that most men, including those at ease with problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.