Paul Graham Quotes

Paul Graham Quotes

It’s hard to do a really good job on anything you don’t think about in the shower.

The recipe for great work is: very exacting taste, plus the ability to gratify it.

You can't distinguish your group by doing things that are rational and believing things that are true. If you want to set yourself apart from other people you have to do things that are arbitrary and believe things that are false.

People who write about politics, whether on the left or the right, have a consistent bias: they take politics seriously.

At every period of history, people have believed things that were just ridiculous, and believed them so strongly that you risked ostracism or even violence by saying otherwise. If our own time were any different, that would be remarkable. As far as I can tell it isn't.

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