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I dread success. To have succeeded is to have finished one's business on earth, like the male spider, who is killed by the female the moment he has succeeded in courtship. I like a state of continual becoming, with a goal in front and not behind.
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George Bernard Shaw Quotes

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We don't manage our time as well as we manage our space. There's an overhead of starting and an overhead of stopping a project because you kind of lose your momentum. And you've got to bracket and put aside all the things you're already doing. So you need reasonably large blocks of uninterrupted time if you're going to be successful at doing some of these things. That's why hackers tend to stay up late. If you stay up late and you have another hour of work to do, you can just stay up another hour later without running into a wall and having to stop. Whereas it might take three or four hours if you start over, you might finish if you just work that extra hour. If you're a morning person, the day always intrudes a fixed amount of time in the future. So it's much less efficient. Which is why I think computer people tend to be night people - because a machine doesn't get sleepy.
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Bill Joy Quotes

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A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must lay it down and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading I must finish by acting.
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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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The only thing wrong with doing nothing is that you never know when you're finished.
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Author Unknown Quotes

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The time to begin writing an article is when you have finished it to your satisfaction. By that time you begin to clearly and logically perceive what it is you really want to say.
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Mark Twain Quotes

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A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
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Italo Calvino Quotes

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Runners just do it - they run for the finish line even if someone else has reached it first.
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Author Unknown Quotes

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Prize fighters can sometimes read and write when they start - but they can't when they finish.
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Martin H. Fischer Quotes

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What's wrong with this world is, it's not finished yet. It is not competed to the point where man can put his final signature to the job and say, "It is finished. We made it and it works."
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William Faulkner Quotes

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When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out.
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Erma Bombeck Quotes

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Speed in tennis is a strange mixture of intuition, guesswork, footwork and hair-trigger reflexes. Many of the players famed for quickness on court would finish dead last in a field of schoolgirls in a race over any distance more than ten yards.
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Eugene Scott Quotes

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"It's a question of discipline," the little prince told me later on. "When you've finished washing and dressing each morning, you must tend your planet."
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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Quotes

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Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you're alive, it isn't.
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Richard Bach Quotes

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The finish line is sometimes merely the symbol of victory. All sorts of personal triumphs take place before that point, and the outcome of the race may actually be decided long before the end.
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Laurence Malone Quotes

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A truly good book teaches me better than to read it. I must soon lay it down, and commence living on its hint. What I began by reading, I must finish by acting.
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Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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