Octavia Butler

“First forget inspiration.

Habit is more dependable.

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

Habit is persistence in practice.”


Raymond Tallus

Art is expressing one’s universal wound – the wound of living a finite life of incomplete meanings. 

George Box

Every model is wrong, but some are useful. 


Lewis Carroll 

“Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place.

If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that.”


Colin Powell

I can make a decision with 30% of information.  Anything more than 80% is too much.


Charles Goodhart

“When a metric becomes the target it ceases to be a good measure.”


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.”