Some quotes to digest

About craftsmanship, and making something great:

THERE’S LOTS OF WAYS TO BE, as a person. And some people express their deep appreciation in different ways. But one of the ways that I believe people express their appreciation to the rest of humanity is to make something wonderful and put it out there.

You never meet the people, you never shake their hands, you never hear their story or tell them yours, but somehow in the act of making something with a great deal of care and love, something’s transmitted there. And it’s a way of expressing to the rest of our species our deep appreciation.

We need to be true to who we are, and remember what’s really important to us. That’s what’s going to keep Apple, Apple - is if we keep us, us.


About minimalism in emotions:

I love my friends. I love my children. I love talking to people at a party or a dinner or an event and learning from them.

Love is minimalism. Desire, possession, and control are not minimalism.

Minimalism of things? No. Minimalism of fear, anxiety, stress, mourning.

I don’t like any intrigue. I don’t like to gossip about people.

When I do that, I feel like I am carrying those people in my backpack. So the more I gossip, the heavier my baggage is.

I don’t like feeling bad if someone doesn’t like me. That’s also baggage. I try to leave that behind.

And we’re all different. You never really know why someone is doing the things they are doing.

JAMES ALTUCHER “How Minimalism Brought Me Freedom and Joy”

About relationships:

Understand that the problem existed because you wasn’t capable of handling it, and focus one step at a time on what you can control (about) your emotions and actions.

Let go of the past, the most important is to focus on the present, because that’s how the future is created.

Choose your people carefully, give everything to people you will die for, because they will do the same for you.


About music:

You know what music is? [It is] God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe, a harmonic connection between all living beings, every where, even the stars.