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Maybe there's hope for me yet... Jul. 30th, 2004 02:52 pm
The people I've met who do great work rarely think that they're doing great work. They generally feel that they're stupid and lazy, that their brain only works properly one day out of ten, and that it's only a matter of time until they're found out.

http://www.paulgraham.com/gh.html , found by reddragdiva

From: reddragdiva
Date: July 30th, 2004 - 02:23 pm (Link)
Found by ewx, actually.

One should consider that people who think they are stupid and lazy, that their brain only works properly one day out of ten and that it's only a matter of time until they're found out may in fact be stupid and lazy ...
From: valkyriekaren
Date: July 30th, 2004 - 03:45 pm (Link)
I first saw it on simont's journal, yesterday.
From: flewellyn
Date: July 30th, 2004 - 06:56 pm (Link)
Paul Graham writes some amazingly good stuff. He wrote the two Lisp books I use most frequently. I also like his essay "Why Nerds Are Unpopular".
From: azekeil
Date: July 30th, 2004 - 11:03 pm (Link)
I feel like surrupticiously leaving a copy of this on my manager's desk. Unfortunately I think a URL/I (take your pick) is above her... :S