Federico Fellini: Hype

“Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince journalists that what you’ve made is worth the misery of having to review it.

—Federico Fellini.

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Tama J Kieves: Closed door

“I know that when a door closes, it can feel like all doors are closing. A rejection letter can feel like everyone will reject us. But a closed door leads to clarity. It’s really an arrow. Because we cannot go through that door, we will go somewhere else. That somewhere else is your true life.”
― Tama J. Kieves.

David Marno: Attention and distraction

“It is reasonable to ask whether attention and distraction are simply two morally and culturally charged terms referring to what in reality is the same behaviour. We label this behaviour distraction when we disapprove of its objects and objectives; and we call it attention when we approve of them.”

—David Marno.

Warren Buffett: Growth and value

“..business growth, per se, tells us little about value. It’s true that growth often has a positive impact on value, sometimes one of spectacular proportions. But such an effect is far from certain…. Growth benefits investors only when the business in point can invest at incremental returns that are enticing – in other words, only when each dollar used to finance the growth creates over a dollar of long-term market value. In the case of a low-return business requiring incremental funds, growth hurts the investor.”

—Warren Buffett.