Quip Town

An archive of quips from the traps. On-the-fly isms of interest. Sticky words of widsom or meaningful sound bites.

Third-party delivery platforms, as they’ve been built, just seem like the wrong model, but instead of testing, failing, and evolving, they’ve been subsidised into market dominance.

I'd rather be a hypocrite than the same person forever.

When the bonfire of knowledge increases the surface area of ignorance is exposed

Terence McKenna

Slightly misquoted by Joe on Joe Rogan (Ep #1483 9:20).

Five people in a room for an hour isn’t a one hour meeting, it’s a five hour meeting.

In this atmosphere, the term startup has been narrowed to describe the pursuit of total business domination.


Choosing to be boring via Reconsider

In writing you must kill all your darlings.

Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

The rule for most writers via How to Edit your Own Writing

I have made this longer than usual because I have not had time to make it shorter.

Blaise Pascal

Overwriting is a bigger problem than underwriting via How to Edit your Own Writing

Never use a long word when a short one will do

George Orwell

Overuse of jargon and business speak via How to Edit your Own Writing

We love to think that things are static, and nothing's static. And there's nothing sadder than someone who doesn't recognise they're not static anymore.

You can’t have a garage startup if the garage costs a million bucks.


On San Fransisco’s disconnection. Melting from the inside. Losing its culture. Tales of Silicon Valley (Ep Hello San Francisco).

You’re assigning a degree of confidence to your lack of personal knowledge'

Sean Carroll

On Bayesian Probability. Joe Rogan (Ep #1352 1:13:25).

Adults ruin everything.

I call it... Nocturnal writing.


Open minded to the value of human error.

Every artist, every human being has a little bit of genius in them.

Brian Gazer

Something to was told by JayZ Joe Rogan (Ep #1370 30:27).

Start with the lunatic that you’re sittin’ in right now.

Duncan Trussell

First to go will be large energy demanding oganisms.

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