The act of underlining always contains an element of self-recognition.
Geniuses are always marginalized to one degree or another. Someone wholly invested in the status quo is unlikely to disrupt it.
what doesn’t kill you not only make you stronger, but also more honest.
a simple question to identify your true home: where do you want to die?
Yes, failure is part of the mix, he says, but it is a means, not an end. If you fail repeatedly, and in the same manner, you’re an idiot, not a genius.
Too often when we say we feel joyful, we’re really feeling manic. There is a frenetic nature to our joy, a whiff of panic; we’re afraid the moment might end abruptly. But then there are other moments when our joy is more solidly grounded. I am not speaking of a transcendental moment, of bliss, but something less.
Believing in everything looks a lot like believing in nothing.
Philosophy is like wine. There are good years and bad years but, in general, the older the better.