Spending time

The wise man knows that it is better to sit on the banks of a remote mountain stream than to be emperor of the whole world.




You will never find time for anything. If you want the time, you must make it.

Charles Buxton


The good kind of fatigue

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.

Leonardo da Vinci



What is the most important thing you could be working on in the world right now? And if you’re not working on that, why aren’t you?

Aaron Swartz


The ideal life

Good friends, good books and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.

Mark Twain

Do you want it?

Once again i hear of somebody who is going to settle down and do their work, painting or writing or whatever, as soon as they get a better light installed, or as soon as they move to a new city, or as soon as they come back from the trip they have been planning, or as soon as…

It’s simple: they just don’t want to do it, or they can’t do it, otherwise they’d feel a burning itch from hell they could not ignore and “soon” would turn quickly into “now”

How to spend your time

Spend your money on the things money can buy. Spend your time on the things money can’t buy.

Haruki Murakami

And if you have not read anything by Murakami, I suggest spending your money to buy one of his books and spending your time by reading it.