Best 29 Quotes & Tweets on Quality over quantity

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1

As best I can tell, to achieve exceptional results you need 4 things: (1) Quantity: You take lots of shots. (2) Quality: You take thoughtful shots. (3) Consistency: You keep shooting for a long time. (4) Luck: You get a few favorable bounces.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

2

There are two ways to live a longer life: 1) Biologically. Extend the timeline between your birth and your death. 2) Psychologically. Fit more lives into whatever time you are given. Make each decade a rich life and you can live a handful of them before you are done.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

3

We really shouldn't be surprised that Google has turned their search engine into an ad engine. This is the basic, predictable playbook of monopoly power. Once the quality of the product stops mattering, because all competition has been vanquished, you raise prices. This is it.

DHH

DHH

@dhh

4

There will always be room for high quality work. Excellence is perpetually scarce.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

5

Conversation is usually a first draft of your thoughts. If true, we should be more gracious with people in conversation. In writing, we actively encourage people to ignore quality and explore ideas in the first draft. In conversation, if people make one misstep, we blast them.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

6

Meetings are easier to understand once you realize that most people spend time signaling not adding value. You can instantly shorten them and increase quality by asking people to tell you what they know about the problem that no one else in the room knows.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

7

Truly great work ages well. Hype erodes with time. Quality persists.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

8

Most fit and healthy people focus much more on what they eat than how much. Quality control is easier than (and leads to) quantity control.

Naval Ravikant

Naval Ravikant

@naval

9

The magnitude of your best work matters more than the frequency of good work. Keep the cost of failure low and aim to be REALLY right occasionally. People remember your best work not your average work.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

10

The best way to save money is to build a high-quality product. - Quality means your customers sell: less salespeople - Quality means your product has fewer issues: less customer service - Quality means your product does more with less: less engineers

Sahil Lavingia

Sahil Lavingia

@shl

11

Think about self-control less as the quality of a person and more as the quality of a place. There are some places and situations that tend toward lower self-control and others that lean toward higher self-control. Self-control is about your context as much as your character.

James Clear

James Clear

@JamesClear

12

One way to measure the quality of a book: the number of thoughts you’ve never had before.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

13

My career is driven by one insight. Writing on the internet give you massive leverage. Here’s why: Demand for quality content far exceeds the supply of it. Sharing ideas attracts kind and intelligent people. Some will become business partners. And others, lifelong friends.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

14

Online education will create winner-take-all classes. The best teachers for popular subjects will spend millions on high-quality production. As they dominate the market, they’ll invest more and attract even more students. Like the rest of the Internet, the big will get bigger.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

15

Write for clarity, not to impress people. The quality of your writing will skyrocket once you stop trying to sound smart.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

16

Startups are defined by quality and scale. Quality without scale as you're a craftsman, scale without quality and you're a bureaucracy.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

17

My rules for consuming information: 1. The best resources on a topic tend to be trusted individuals. 2. Writing about a topic is the fastest way to learn about it. 3. If you have information overload, you need better filters. Cut the junk ruthlessly. Double down on quality.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

18

My crazy beliefs about writing: 1. Writing fast is just as important as writing well. 2. Good writing isn’t about good syntax or grammar. Having interesting ideas is much more important. 3. If you can’t write, don’t read a writing book. Build a note-taking system first.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

19

In a world with limitless information, good taste is a competitive advantage. Have a nose for quality.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

20

Often teachers reward the quickest answer and not the deepest.

Shane Parrish

Shane Parrish

@ShaneAParrish

21

Of all the social media advice I give, there’s one key component that I often leave out. And it’s an essential ingredient in all social media success: The content actually needs to be good. Without quality, everything else is moot.

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach

22

Higher prices decrease the size of your market, but increase the quality of your customers.

Jack Butcher

Jack Butcher

@jackbutcher

23

Consistency is overrated. If you're forcing yourself to produce against your will, your output is unlikely to be worth consuming. If you want a process that lasts, trade consistency for intensity. Do a lot when inspiration strikes, and take a break when you have nothing to add.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

24

Tips. Tricks. Hacks. Forget about them. If you want to grow your business, sell a quality product that customers tell their friends about.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

25

Don’t measure the size of your audience by follower count. Measure it by the number of people you respect who trust you.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

26

Three thoughts on measurement: 1) If you want to improve an outcome, measure it. 2) Focus on qualitative metrics at the beginning of a project. Save the quantitative ones for later. 3) Don’t let fear of imperfect measurement stop you from measuring anything at all.

David Perell

David Perell

@david_perell

27

In nearly every situation, if I had to make the call to speed up a little or slow down a little, I’d pick slow down.

Jason Fried

Jason Fried

@jasonfried

28

Nobody buys info products for their production quality. Focus on information quality instead.

Daniel Vassallo

Daniel Vassallo

@dvassallo

29

You often hear “quality over quantity”, but quantity is how you get to quality

Matthew Kobach

Matthew Kobach

@mkobach