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Welcome to TANQ.

FASTER TO MASTER‘s library of Thoughts, Anecdotes, Notes and Quotes.

TANQ is a growing central library of thoughts, anecdotes, notes and quotes that I come across during my life and learning. It was originally inspired by Ryan Holiday’s excellent article on “How and Why to Keep a Commonplace Book“.

As time goes by I’ll be developing TANQ to make it easier to explore, filter and share its contents right here on FASTER TO MASTER.

For now, here’s a snapshot from the inside:

Latest Entries

Employ your time in improving yourself by other men’s writings, so that you shall gain easily what others have laboured hard for.

— Socrates

“The absence of understanding does not indicate an absence of explanation”

— Arthur @ WWH

“My favourite definition of a careful writer comes from Joe DiMaggio, though he didn’t know that’s what he was defining… A reporter once asked him how he managed to play so well so consistently, and he said ‘I always thought that there was at least one person in the stands who had never seen me play, and I didn’t want to let him down.'”

— William Zinsser, On Writing Well

“Writing well means believing in your writing and believing in yourself, taking risks, daring to be different, pushing yourself to excel. You will write only as well as you make yourself write.”

— William Zinsser, On Writing Well

“If you would like to write better than everybody else, you have to want to write better than everybody else. You must take an obsessive pride in the smallest details of your craft.”

— William Zinsser, On Writing Well

Random Entries

“Nothing will work in all cases – and nothing will work with all people. If you are satisfied with the results you are now getting, why change? If you are not satisfied, why not experiment?”

— Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him to find it within himself.”

— Galileo Galilei, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“Most people go through college and learn to read Virgil and master the mysteries of calculus without ever discovering how their own minds function.”

— Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

“To build your working life around the experience of flow produced by deep work is a proven path to deep satisfaction.”

— Cal Newport, Deep Work

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him to find it within himself

— Galileo Galilei