Don’t take notes on what a speaker says.

Take notes on the thoughts you get from what you hear. You must learn to listen less and think more, because the more you listen, the more you memorize, and try to be smarter. The more you think, the more you realize that it doesn’t do you any good to be smart. It’s better to be plain and simple and real.

– Charlie “Tremendous” Jones,
The KellyGram, April 2010 issue.