Octavia Butler

“First forget inspiration.

Habit is more dependable.

Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not.

Habit is persistence in practice.”


John Kenneth Galbraith

“We associate truth with convenience, with what most closely accords with self-interest and personal well-being or promises to best avoid awkward effort or unwelcome dislocation of life.

We also find highly acceptable what contributes most to self esteem.

[Economic and social behaviour] are complex, and to comprehend their character is mentally tiring. Therefore we adhere, as though to a raft, to those ideas which represent our understanding.”