Paul Buchheit quote

"Until we let go of our mental images of who we are or who we should be, our vision remains clouded by expectation. But when we let go of everything, open ourselves to any truth, and see the world without fear or judgement, then we are finally able to begin the process of peeling off the shell of false identity that prevents our true self from growing and shining in to the world."

Paul Buchheit

Occupation: Programmer

Comment

More quotes of Paul Buchheit

Paul Buchheit

Start out by making 100 users really happy, rather than a lot more users only a little happy.

Read more


Paul Buchheit

If everything you do works, then you're not taking many risks and probably aren't innovating either.

Read more


Paul Buchheit

Consider spending less time talking, and more time prototyping, especially if you're not very good at talking.

Read more


Paul Buchheit

Until we let go of our mental images of who we are or who we should be, our vision remains clouded by expectation. But when we let go of everything, open ourselves to any truth, and see the world without...

Read more


Paul Buchheit

Cultures that don't laugh at themselves are cults.

Read more


Paul Buchheit

Many people with jobs have a fantasy about all the amazing things they would do if they didn't need to work. In reality, if they had the drive and commitment to do actually do those things, they wouldn't...

Read more


Paul Buchheit

Email is not going to disappear. Possibly ever. Until the robots kill us all.

Read more


Paul Buchheit

Bitcoin may be the TCP/IP of money.

Read more


Paul Buchheit

Pick three key attributes or features, get those things very, very right, and then forget about everything else… By focusing on only a few core features in the first version, you are forced to find the...

Read more


Paul Buchheit

Part of the excitement was just seeing how the world would respond. I kind of like uncertainty to some extent, because it's a little bit of suspense and excitement and adventure, almost, right? And you...

Read more


Paul Buchheit

Honestly, I was pretty sure AltaVista was going to destroy Google

Read more


Paul Buchheit

Opportunity is all around us, but we have beliefs and habits that block it.

Read more



Related quote

Paul Buchheit

Until we let go of our mental images of who we are or who we should be, our vision remains clouded by expectation. But when we let go of everything, open ourselves to any truth, and see the world without...

Read more


John Lennon

There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We...

Read more


Erwin McManus

The more isolated and disconnected we are, the more shattered and distorted our self-identity. We are not healthy when we are alone. We find ourselves when we connect to others. Without community we don't...

Read more


John Daido Loori

To be simple means to make a choice about what's important, and let go of all the rest. When we are able to do this, our vision expands, our heads clear, and we can better see the details of our lives...

Read more


Jack Kornfield

When we let go of our battles and open our heart to things as they are, then we come to rest in the present moment. This is the beginning and the end of spiritual practice. Only in this moment can we discover...

Read more


Thomas Ligotti

But even if ego-death is regarded as the optimum model for human existence, one of liberation from ourselves, it still remains a compromise with being, a concession to the blunder of creation itself. We...

Read more


C. Terry Warner

When we actively relate to people as rivals or enemies, we foster the false belief that we and they stand independent of one another. The truth is that we bind ourselves to them as if by an invisible tether,...

Read more


Truman G. Madsen

We are most blessed when we see ourselves as we are seen by [the Savior] and know ourselves as we are known by Him. In this world, we do not really grasp who we are until we know whose we are. The Lord...

Read more


Peter Rollins

There is a deep sense in which we are all ghost towns. We are all haunted by the memory of those we love, those with whom we feel we have unfinished business. While they may no longer be with us, a faint...

Read more


Kazuo Ishiguro

Perhaps there are those who are able to go about their lives unfettered by such concerns. But for those like us, our fate is to face the world as orphans, chasing through long years the shadows of vanished...

Read more


Terry Goodkind

Are we our bodies? Is a small person less than a big person, then? If we were our bodies, then when we lost an arm, or a leg, would we be less, would we begin to fade from existence? No. We are the same...

Read more


Charles George Gordon

I humbly believe our life is to learn our nothingness and His being everything; when we agree with Him that we are nothing and not astonished at our evil nature breaking forth, when we are willing for...

Read more


Pema Chodron

It is possible to move through the drama of our lives without believing so earnestly in the character that we play. That we take ourselves so seriously, that we are so absurdly important in our own minds,...

Read more


Jon Katz

It is difficult to see ourselves as we are. Sometimes we are fortunate enough to have good friends, lovers or others who will do us the good service of telling us the truth about ourselves. When we don't,...

Read more


Brené Brown

When we can let go of what other people think and own our story, we gain access to our worthiness—the feeling that we are enough just as we are and that we are worthy of love and belonging. When we spend...

Read more


Piers Anthony

One thing you who had secure or happy childhoods should understand about those of us who did not. We who control our feelings, who avoid conflicts at all costs, or seem to seek them. Who are hypersensitive,...

Read more


Henri Nouwen

To the degree that we embrace the truth that our identity is not rooted in our success, power, or popularity, but in God's infinite love, to that degree can we let go of our need to judge.

Read more


Lisa Unger

Others of us are lost. We're forever seeking. We torture ourselves with philosophies and ache to see the world. We question everything, even our own existence. We ask a lifetime of questions and are never...

Read more


John Pilger

This is total war. We are fighting a variety of enemies. There are lots of them out there. All this talk about first we are going to do Afghanistan, then we will do Iraq... this is entirely the wrong way...

Read more


Ajahn Chah

Once you understand non-self, then the burden of life is gone. You'll be at peace with the world. When we see beyond self, we no longer cling to happiness and we can truly be happy. Learn to let go without...

Read more


Edith Schaeffer

There are various art forms we may or may not have talent for, may or may not have time for, and we may or may not be able to express ourselves in, but we ought to consider this fact-that whether we choose...

Read more


“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss