Frank Pooler Quotables


Work well throughout the night – Nap Chain 16 Squared


Whether you are standing watch on a sailboat, running a lab experiment requiring days of careful monitoring, or running a marathon educational or commercial endeavor that circles the globe and time zones – there will come a time when you need to work through your regular Sleep Period.  Try my Nap Chain:

If everything is rolling smoothly set an alarm for 16 minutes to nap.  After your nap check everything – if it is still smoothly quiet take another 16 minute nap, and so on.  Chain 16 of these 16 minute naps together and you have over 4 hours of refreshing power naps.

16 minutes is the perfect refresher nap – you will sleep and dream but you won’t go deep enough to awake feeling groggy.


Frank Pooler’s favorite sayings – all without attribution

Time passes swiftly when you’re wrecking your life.

Every time you escape, you have to take yourself along.

How to become a genius: Find a genius, follow him around, and do what he does.

The arts attract the insane.

Be yourself…everyone else is already taken.

I said to the tree “Speak to me of God,” and the tree blossomed.

It’s not the length of life that counts. It’s that, when death comes, there is no wick on life’s candle left to burn.

The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.

It’s a heck of a lot easier to speak well when you don’t believe a word you’re saying.

The large print giveth, and the small print taketh away.

Talent hits a target no one else can hit—genius hits a target no one else can see.

If you are going to tell people the truth, be funny or they will kill you.

There is a music of Heaven in all things, but we have forgotten how to hear it until we sing.

I grew up in what was a kinder, gentler time—where there were book cases in living rooms and people dressed up on Sundays.

The older I get, the more I crave competence in any field—from adultery to zoology.

A library is lost every time an elderly person dies.