If you write a half-hour a day, it makes a lot of writing year by year.

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946), American writer of modernist novels, poetry and plays.

If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?

 

Albert Einstein (1879-1955) [Yes, I do have a cluttered desk, if anyone’s curious.]

Any damn fool can make something complex; it takes a genius to make something simple.

Pete Seeger (1919-2014), American folk singer and activist, who has just died

Change will lead to insight far more often than insight will lead to change.

Milton Erickson (1901-1980), American pscyhiatrist and psychotherapist