How I became a scientist (quote)

My mother made me a scientist without ever intending to.
Every other Jewish mother in Brooklyn would ask her child after school, “So? Did you learn anything today?”
But not my mother …
“Izzy,” she would say, “did you ask a good question today?”
That difference – asking good questions – made me become a scientist.
— Isidor Isaac Rabi, Nobel laureate

Found this gem on the 37 Signals blog

imagination > knowledge

Remember …

Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
— Albert Einstein

WordPress creator Matt Mullenweg on staying in the ‘zone’ as a developer

“Music helps me when I’m coding, which is still my priority. When you’re coding, you really have to be in the zone. I’ll listen to a single song, over and over on repeat, like a hundred times. And I turn off instant message and email. If you are taken out of the flow, if that little toaster pops up that says you’ve got mail — and you look at it, you’ve lost it. You’re juggling variables and functions and layouts. The moment you look away, it all falls to the ground, and you spend 10 minutes getting it all back in the air again.”

— Matt Mullenweg
June 2009 issue of  Inc. Magazine