If it fits in a pocket or an office, it’s a tool, not a master. (cell phone rule)
Win the weak, not the powerful, and you’ll win in spite of power.
If you must choose, sell more rather than save more; then you’ll have money to save.
Work is a church.
Read only what interests you, not what you “should”; if you can’t, you’re in the wrong discipline. (a Farrell rule)
Write what’s driving you right now, before it drives away.
Work, our true work, is fundamentally ascetic (an ascesis).
There’s no time to be afraid, only time to be rational, and you can’t do both at once.
Ego and narcissism are as different as life and theatre.
A house is a tool, not a prison. If it’s holding you in one place, and you need to move, dump it.
Bullies aren’t bulls – they’re cows with bad attitudes.
Cows eat whatever the pasture holds, but it takes a bull to break down the fence and declare a new pasture.
If you need the degree, you don’t know what you’re doing.
Never look for work. If you know what your work is, do it. If you don’t know, then you’re *not* looking for work, you’re looking for your soul.
When you abandon the honor in your soul, you depart from the wellspring of your work.