Relayed Dispatches

“We taught you, because you already knew.”

— Master Kan, “Kung Fu”

“That which you do not know, the doing will quickly teach you.”

— Master Po, “Kung Fu”

Hemingway said, “… stop while you are going good.” I understand this. Thelonius Monk said, “When you’re swinging, swing some more!” I understand this too. 📝

“Fear is the enemy…. Do what must be done with a docile heart.”

– Master Po, “Kung Fu” TV series

“Rewrite in process is usually found to be an excuse for not going on. It also interferes with flow and rhythm which can only come from a kind of unconscious association with the material.”

— John Steinbeck

“There are no lines in the real world, so don’t paint them.”

— Leonardo da Vinci

“Don’t break the chain!”

– Jerry Seinfeld, on writing every day 📝

"You don't seem to be worrying too much about what will happen."
"If I worry, will the future change?"

– “Kung Fu,” TV series

“It’s really important to keep in mind who you are now because people are always offering you the job of being who you were then.”

– M. John Harrison, in a social media post

“The demands on a Vulcan’s character are extraordinarily difficult. Do not mistake composure for ease.”

– Tuvok