Nulla dies sine linea: never a day without a line. There seems to be some controversy about whether he was talking about the written word, (he was the champion of Apelles, a renowned painter of Ancient Greece), but useful advice, nonetheless.
Carl Sagan (The Dragons of Eden), compresses the life of the universe into one cosmic year. In this scenario, the Big Bang occurs on January 1, the Solar System on September 9, and humans first appeared on December 31. Sagan goes and the alphabet was not invented until 11:59:51pm. I discovered this information while re-reading Henriette Anne Klauser’s Writing on Both Sides of the Brain. She concludes that our b