My Favorite Quotes

“To my wife Marissa, who takes being happy and good very seriously.” – Andrew Trigg

“I’m here alone for the first time in weeks, to take up my “real” life again at last. That is what is strange — that friends, even passionate love, are not my real life unless there is time alone in which to explore and to discover what is happening or has happened. Without the interruptions, nourishing and maddening, this life would become arid. Yet I taste it fully only when I’m alone.” – May Sarton, 1972 

“Digital Minimalism: a philosophy of technology use in which you focus your online time on a small number of carefully selected and optimized activities that strongly support things you value, and then happily miss out on everything else.” – Cal Newport, 2019

“All of humanity’s problems stem from man’s inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” – Blaise Pascal 

“Conversation enriches understanding, but solitude is the school of genius.” – Edward Gibbon. 

Lenny: That was funny.

Tony: Was it though? A fat kid who still lives at home with his mum. No job, so she shoves recorders up his nose and he wants the world to know. Why would people rather be famous for being shit than not famous at all? When did it start?

Ricky Gervais, on Afterlife