"If you imagine someone with 100 percent determination and 100 percent intelligence, you can discard a lot of intelligence before they stop succeeding. But if you start discarding determination, you very quickly get an ineffectual and perpetual grad student."
"The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits."Paul Graham on Albert Einstein
"It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer."Paul Graham on Albert Einstein
"Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking."Paul Graham on Albert Einstein
"Intellectuals solve problems, geniuses prevent them."Paul Graham on Albert Einstein
"We should take care not to make the intellect our god it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality."Paul Graham on Albert Einstein
"Everyone by now presumably knows about the danger of premature optimization. I think we should be just as worried about premature design - designing too early what a program should do."
"It's hard to say exactly what it is about face-to-face contact that makes deals happen, but whatever it is, it hasn't yet been duplicated by technology."