A curated list of resources I find interesting, like quotes, books, websites, articles, and more, that have helped me shape the way I think and approach things.

If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.



  • The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles Duhigg 
  • Quiet by Susan Cain
  • Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters
  • The Alchemist by Paolo Coelho
  • How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie
  • The Code of the Extraordinary Mind: 10 Unconventional Laws to Redefine Your Life and Succeed On Your Own Terms by Vishen Lakhiani
  • The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
  • Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell
  • A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose by Eckhart Tolle
  • The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) by Don Miguel Ruiz
  • The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century by Steven Pinker
  • The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White
  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft by Stephen King
  • On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction by William Zinsser
  • Steering the Craft: A Twenty-First-Century Guide to Sailing the Sea of Story by Ursula K Le Guin
  • On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books by Karen Swallow Prior 
  • The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde
  • Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age by Jeff Goins
  • Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott
  • The Notebook by José Saramago
  • Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth 
  • The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman

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“Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality.” 

Carl Sagan


Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.

Roy T. Bennett


I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.

Vincent Van Gogh


Good writing is always about things that are important to you, things that are scary to you, things that eat you up.

John Edgar Wideman

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Art is what it is to be human.

Seth Godin

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