Even if you write something of poor quality but do it quickly, you’re already getting somewhere. Reflecting on writing is fine sometimes, but it doesn’t actually bring you any closer to completing a work, whereas having a draft, even if it’s bad, gives you material to hone.
The kitchen at best is like a submarine or pirate group. It’s very high pressure, and a sense of humour is absolutely necessary.
— Anthony Bourdain, from ‘Artists We Lost in 2018, in Their Words’
Yes, that may require some shuffling of meetings, or more written documentation versus verbal real-time discussion.
—Matt Mullenweg, in ‘My TED Video on the Future of Work’
At the root of this is American obsession with self-reliance, which makes it more acceptable to applaud an individual for working himself to death than to argue that an individual working himself to death is evidence of a flawed economic system.
— Jia Tolentino in the New Yorker