Brief Notes
Noteworthy links, summaries and concise prose on stuff.

Quotable quotes

Quotable quotes galore.


From Prince of Persia, how to make a classic game:

The Making of the Prince of Persia is an intimate story of one guy’s quest to make a game that people would enjoy but it’s also a decent guide for how to do anything. The challenges he had to go through making Prince of Persia are the same ones we all have to overcome regardless whether you’re making a video game or a dollhouse. One of my favorite quotes from this diary is one that I will be hanging in my office where I work. It was written in context about Jordan’s slacking and anxiousness in making Prince:

You’ve dug your way deep into an active gold mine and are holding off from digging the last two feet because you’re too dumb to appreciate what you’ve got and too lazy to finish what you’ve started.


P.G. Wodehouse:

He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more.

Lady Astor to Winston Churchill (who loved drinking):

Winston, you are disgusting. You are drunk.

Winston Churchill, in reply:

Lady Astor, you’re absolutely right, I am drunk. But you’re ugly, and in the morning, I shall be sober.