Hoffnung

A woman wearing a face mask walks past a mural by Irish artist Emmalene Blake in Dublin’s city centre during level 5 COVID-19 lockdown. The theme of the artwork quotes the title of the Irish rock band ‘Inhaler’ with the words ‘It won’t always be like this’. On Friday, 19 March 2021, in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

To be, in a word, unborable…. It is the key to modern life. If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish.

― David Foster Wallace, The Pale King

People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I’m actually as proud of the things we haven’t done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying ‘no’ to 1,000 things.

— Steve Jobs

Clarity of writing usually follows clarity of thought. So think what you want to say, then say it as simply as possible.

— The Economist Style Guide