"Water does not resist. Water flows. When you plunge your hand into it, all you feel is a caress. Water is not a solid wall, it will not stop you. But water always goes where it wants to go, and nothing in the end can stand against it. Water is patient. Dripping water wears away a stone. Remember that, my child. Remember you are half water. If you can’t go through an obstacle, go around it. Water does."
"unless you’re a good con artist, you’ll never convince investors if you’re not convinced yourself. They’re far better at detecting bullshit than you are at producing it, even if you’re producing it unknowingly. If you try convincing investors before you’ve convinced yourself, you’ll be wasting both your time."