Quotes 'n Notes #5

Need a little inspiration for the weekend?

Here are a few thoughtful quotes I ran across earlier this week.

Risk

A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for. ~ J. A. Shedd

When it is rose leaves all the way, we soon become drowsy; thorns are necessary to wake us. ~ J. A. Shedd

There are those that want to be astronomers, and those that want to be astronauts. The astronomer... gets to study these amazing things from a place of complete safety. . . . But then you never get to go into space. ~ Dr Grant (Jurassic Park)

Getting Started

You can always add more to a product, what’s tremendously more difficult is getting the damn thing built and out the door in the first place. If you have an idea, focus on whatever the minimum product can look like and build that. You can always adapt/grow/improve the product once it’s built. ~ Tanner Christensen

Recently, I've gotten a lot of emails asking about how to learn Android development. Do you know what I tell all these inquisitive minds? Make Android apps. But, umm, what book can I read?

No book, just come up with an idea and try to create it. Figure out what you need to do along the way. When you get stuck, go look for the answer or seek help. But, I need to know what I am doing first.

Says who? Do and then learn. ~ John Sonmez

Persistence

Being resilient is being able to persist through those tough times…[and] to know this is a short-term problem. ~ Christine Weinkauff

Optimism

The truth is, all of us have ideas. Little seeds of creativity waft in through the windowsills of the mind. The difference between [Isaac] Asimov and the rest of us is that we reject our ideas before giving them a chance. After all, never having ideas means never having to fail. ~ Charles Chu

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