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:
“The absence of understanding does not indicate an absence of explanation”
“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.'”
“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.”
“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.”
“Quality is its own reward.”
“Those who know, do not speak. Those who speak, do not know.”
“To sell a new habit… wrap it in something that people already know and like.”
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.
“You will never get into trouble by admitting that you may be wrong. That will stop all argument and inspire your opponent to be just as fair and open and broad-minded as you are. It will make him want to admit that he, too, may be wrong.”