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Welcome to TANQ.

WhyWhatHow‘s library of Thoughts, Anecdotes, Notes and Quotations.

TANQ is a growing central library of thoughts, anecdotes, notes and quotes that I come across during my life and learning. It was originally inspired by Ryan Holiday’s excellent article on “How and Why to Keep a Commonplace Book“.

As time goes by I’ll be developing TANQ to make it easier to explore, filter and share its contents right here on WhyWhatHow.

For now, here’s a snapshot from the inside:

Latest Entries

“I have several friends who have become best-selling authors by simply resolving to write one page or even one paragraph per day until the book was completed.”

Brian Tracy Eat That Frog!

“You have to be interested in people if you want to be a successful writer of stories.”

Dale Carnegie How to Win Friends and Influence People

“My experience has been that most really serious creative people I know have very, very routine and not particularly glamorous work habits.”

John Adams

“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work.”

Chuck Close

“Getting the first draft finished is like pushing a peanut with your nose across a very dirty floor.”

Carol Joyce Oates

Random Entries

“I have several friends who have become best-selling authors by simply resolving to write one page or even one paragraph per day until the book was completed.”

Brian Tracy Eat That Frog!

“The best way I’ve found to avoid missing your target – any target – entirely is to identify a proxy from the outset, someone who represents your ideal audience, who you then think about constantly throughout the creative process.”

Ryan Holiday Perennial Seller

“When it comes to attracting an audience, the creators who take the time to get their positioning and packaging right – who don’t just go with their first instinct and hope – are the ones who will win.”

Ryan Holiday Perennial Seller

“My experience has been that most really serious creative people I know have very, very routine and not particularly glamorous work habits.”

John Adams

“Remember: When people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.”

Neil Gaiman