Quotes August 09, 2017

The most painful moment in my life also became the moment I showed the most strength and courage.
Cecelia Ahern,
Too much rest is rust.
Sir Walter Scott,
You are your possibilities. If you know that, you can do anything.
Oprah Winfrey,
media personality, businesswoman and philanthropist
What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson,
Animals stimulate us not only by touch, but by some deeply buried aspect of nature within us, a connection to part of something greater, more healthy, more whole.
Peter Levine
What we learn with pleasure we never forget.
Alfred Mercier
The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.
W.B. Yeats
The only questions you need to ask yourself when you are feeling defeated or lost is, “Where am I not loving myself? How can I value myself more?”
Anita Moorjani
Everyone can do simple things to make a difference, and every little bit really does count.
Stella McCartney
We need to repair the social fabric, without which all other solutions are patch work.
Nipun Mehta

Quotes August 08, 2017

Courtesy of The Chive:

The Mad Max franchise is a documentary about the time Australia’s internet went out for a month.
I’m not fully committed to the video until I turn my phone sideways.
We live in a age where we have to prove to machines that we are not machines.
A sheep spends it’s life fearing the wolves, only to be eaten by the shepherd in the end.
Calling our moon “the Moon” is kind of lame. Its like calling Earth, “the Planet.”

Elevators should have a ‘Cancel’ button for when you hit the wrong floor.
We will never know the world’s best-kept secret.
You will be exactly half as old as your mother only once in your life, and that is when you are the same age she was when she gave birth to you.
BING” could stand for “Because It’s Not Google”
I hate to spend $6.50 on six pieces of raw chicken, but don’t hesitate to spend $5 on one chicken sandwich.
It must suck to be an air conditioner repairman. You spend your day working in buildings that have no air conditioning. When it’s fixed and finally cool, you leave.

I would have appreciated taking baths more as a kid if I realized how cool it was to have a tub much larger than my body.
Restroom air dryers are a great way to warm your hands before wiping them on your jeans.
Let’s take a moment to appreciate the fact that our teeth don’t itch.

Because my employer makes us change system passwords every 30 days, I use weak, easy to remember passwords instead of choosing one strong password.

I love how optimistic bowling alleys are. After every gutter ball it lifts the remaining pins up and sweeps, like it’s saying “I’m sure you hit something buddy.”
“Cheaters never win” is really only true because all the cheaters who did win didn’t get caught.

Anyone working in customer service should be lawfully entitled to slap one (1) customer per a twelve (12) month period without consequences. Oh, and probably vice versa, to be fair.

Most people treat depression as if the depressed person sat down in a room, weighed out the pros and cons, and decided being depressed was a great option.

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Quotes August 07, 2017

Courtesy of Unknown and Anonymous at the Chive:
Humans require years of training to not sh*t themselves.
The first dude that accidentally drew an optical illusion must’ve thought he was going insane.
The worst part of having the hiccups is having to listen to people tell you their cure for the hiccups.
Receipts are the ghosts of money.
You never realize how loud things are until you’re sneaking around for a midnight snack.
Why do “do what makes you happy” commercials always show people that like to hike/adventure, and not show people that like to sit in a dimly lit room playing video games for hours on end.
Eye glasses make you look smart, but you fail a test to get them.

I’ll bet the guy who invented the snooze button never invented anything else.
For being in the middle of a heroin epidemic, we have some shitty music.
Paying with my plastic debit card leaves a paper trail, but paying with paper currency does not.
People get offended by an innocent fart, yet would bless you for sneezing which could easily give them the flu.

Some muscular hipster should start an artisanal landscaping company. Cutting the grass with a scythe, sh*t like that.
If you hate cats then you’re entitled to your opinion, but if you hate dogs then everyone tries to change your opinion.

Quotes August 05, 2017

Chester Charles Bennington (March 20, 1976 – July 20, 2017) was an American singer and songwriter

Chester Charles Bennington was born on March 20, 1976, in Phoenix. His mother was a nurse, while his father was a police detective who worked with child sex-abuse cases[6] and took double shifts.[7] Bennington took interest in music at a young age, citing bands Depeche Mode and Stone Temple Pilots as his earliest inspirations,[8] and dreamed of becoming a member of Stone Temple Pilots, which he later achieved.[9]

Bennington’s parents divorced when he was 11 years old, and his father gained custody of him.[7] After the divorce, Bennington started abusing marijuana, alcohol, opium, cocaine, methamphetamine,[8][10] and LSD.[7]

At the age of 17, Bennington moved in with his mother, and was banned from leaving the house when his mother discovered his drug activity.[7] He worked at a Burger King before starting his career as a professional musician.[8] He was physically bullied in high school. In an interview, he said, “I was knocked around like a rag doll at school, for being skinny and looking different.”[11]

Eventually, Bennington was able to overcome his drug addiction, and would go on to denounce drug use in future interviews.[12] During one Linkin Park tour, he started drinking heavily.[6] In 2011, he said he had quit, noting, “I just don’t want to be that person anymore.”[13]

In an interview, Bennington revealed that he had suffered sexual abuse from an older male friend when he was seven years old.[13] He was afraid to ask for help because he did not want people to think he was gay or lying, and the abuse continued until the age of 13.[7] The abuse and situation at home affected him so much that he felt the urge to kill people and run away.[7] To comfort himself, he drew pictures and wrote poetry and songs.[7] He later revealed the abuser’s identity to his father, but chose not to continue the case after he realized the abuser was a victim himself.[10]

Linkin Park
24 Linkin Park Quotes
“I got a heart full of pain, head full of stress, handful of anger, held in my chest.”
“Everything you say to me takes me one step closer to the edge, and I’m about to break.”
“When my time comes, forget the wrong that I’ve done. Help me leave behind some reasons to be missed.”
“The hardest part of ending is starting again.”
“The sun doesn’t give light to the moon, assuming the moon’s gonna owe it one.”
“All I want to do, is be more like me, and less like you.”
“I tried so hard, and got so far, but in the end, it doesn’t even matter. I had to fall to lose it all, but in the end, it doesn’t even matter.”
“Do I trust some, and get fooled by phoniness, or do I trust no one and live in loneliness?”
“Memories consume, like opening the wound, I’m picking me apart again. You all assume, I’m safe here in my room, unless I try to start again.”
“Tried to give you warning, but everyone ignores me. Told you everything loud and clear, but nobody’s listening.”
“Take me down to the river bend, take me down to the fighting end. Wash the poison from off my skin, and show me how to be whole again.”
“Sometimes beginnings aren’t so simple, sometimes goodbye’s the only way.”
“God bless us everyone, we’re broken people living under a loaded gun.”
“I’m strong on the surface, not all the way through. I’ve never been perfect, but neither have you.”
“I’m become so numb, I can’t feel you there. I’ve become so tired, so much more aware. I’m becoming this, all I want to do, is be more like me, and be less like you.”
“I know I’ll never trust a single thing you say. You knew your lies would divide us, but you lied anyway. And all the lies have got you floating up above us all. But what goes up has got to fall…”
“Sometimes I remember the darkness of my past, bringing back these memories I wish I didn’t have.”
“Time won’t heal this damage anymore. Don’t turn your back on me, I won’t be ignored.”
“I’ll face myself to cross out what I’ve become, erase myself, and let go of what I’ve done.”
“Your guilty all the same. Too sick to be ashamed. You want to point the finger, but there’s no one else to blame.”
“Time is a valuable thing. Watch it fly by as the pendulum swings. Watch it count down to the end of the day, the clock ticks life away!”
“Even those who never frown, eventually break down.”
“Things aren’t the way they were before, you wouldn’t even recognize me anymore. Not that you knew me back then, but it all comes back to me in the end.”
“I’m tired of being what you want me to be, feeling so faithless, lost under the surface. Don’t know what you’re expecting of me, put under the pressure of walking in your shoes.”





Quotes August 04, 2017

“I suddenly felt like the Grinch feels when he discovers what Chrismas is all about. For the first time in a long time, I felt like I had a purpose being in the Navy. It wasn’t about money and rank or prestige. It was about raising the flag. We do what we do because no one else can or will do it. We fight so others can sleep at night. And I had forgotten that.”
Timothy Ciciora, The Right Words at the Right Time Volume 2: Your Turn!
“We live in a world that has walls and those walls need to be guarded by men with guns.”
Aaron Sorkin, A Few Good Men
“The Japanese fought to win – it was a savage, brutal, inhumane, exhausting and dirty business. Our commanders knew that if we were to win and survive, we must be trained realistically for it whether we liked it or not. In the post-war years, the U.S. Marine Corps came in for a great deal of undeserved criticism in my opinion, from well-meaning persons who did not comprehend the magnitude of stress and horror that combat can be. The technology that developed the rifle barrel, the machine gun and high explosive shells has turned war into prolonged, subhuman slaughter. Men must be trained realistically if they are to survive it without breaking, mentally and physically.”
Eugene B. Sledge, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa
“I am concerned for the security of our great Nation; not so much because of any treat from without, but because of the insidious forces working from within.”
Douglas MacArthur
“The most dangerous people in the world are not the tiny minority instigating evil acts, but those who do the acts for them. For example, when the British invaded India, many Indians accepted to work for the British to kill off Indians who resisted their occupation. So in other words, many Indians were hired to kill other Indians on behalf of the enemy for a paycheck. Today, we have mercenaries in Africa, corporate armies from the western world, and unemployed men throughout the Middle East killing their own people – and people of other nations – for a paycheck. To act without a conscience, but for a paycheck, makes anyone a dangerous animal. The devil would be powerless if he couldn’t entice people to do his work. So as long as money continues to seduce the hungry, the hopeless, the broken, the greedy, and the needy, there will always be war between brothers.”
Suzy Kassem
“The participation if women in some armies in the world is in reality only symbolic. The talk about the role of Zionist women in fighting with the combat units of the enemy in the war of 5 June 1967 was intended more as propaganda than anything real or substantial. It was calculated to intensify and compound the adverse psychological effects of the war by exploiting the backward outlook of large sections of Arab society and their role in the community. The intention was to achieve adverse psychological effects by saying to Arabs that they were defeated, in 1967, by women.”
Saddam Hussein, The Revolution and Woman in Iraq
“Question the answers, I repeated every class. Reevaluate your conclusions when the evidence changes.”
Craig M. Mullaney, The Unforgiving Minute: A Soldier’s Education
“Maxim 18:
If the officers are leading from in front, watch out for an attack from the rear.
-The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries”
Howard Tayler

Quotes August 03, 2017

“The important question is not, what will yield to man a few scattered pleasures, but what will render his life happy on the whole amount.”
Joseph Addison
“Pleasures that are in themselves innocent lose their power of pleasing if they become the sole or main object of pursuit.”
William Edward Hartpole Lecky, The Map of Life
“We are products of our past, but we don’t have to be prisoners of it.”
Rick Warren
“We think we are our thinking, and we even take that thinking as utterly ‘true,’ which removes us at least two steps from reality itself.”
Richard Rohr
“In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself. The journal is a vehicle for my sense of selfhood. It represents me as emotionally and spiritually independent. Therefore (alas) it does not simply record my actual, daily life but rather—in many cases—offers an alternative to it.”
Susan Sontag
You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Woodrow Wilson,
28th US president

Quotes August 02, 2017

Without passion man is a mere latent force and possibility, like the flint which awaits the shock of the iron before it can give forth its spark.
Henri-Frederic Amiel,

If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.
Seamus Heaney
Respond to every call that excites your spirit.

Whatever you’re meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.
Doris Lessing
If you wish to be a warrior prepare to get broken, if you wish to be an explorer prepare to get lost and you wish to be a lover prepare to be both.
Daniel Saint
Always remember be kind, be fair, be honest, be true, and all of these things will come back to you.
Luck is the last dying wish of those who wanna believe that winning can happen by accident, sweat on the other hand is for those who know its a choice so decide now because destiny waits for no man.


Quotes July 31, 2017

Courtesy of Gretchin Rubin: The Happiness Project
“He knew that under the tall grass of an apparently untamed future the steel rails of fear and habit were already laid. What he suddenly couldn’t bear, with every cell in his body, was to act out the destiny prepared for him by his past, and slide obediently along those rails, contemplating bitterly all the routes he would rather have taken.”
Edward St. Aubyn, Some Hope
“If in this world there is one misery having no relief, it is the pressure on the heart from the Incommunicable.”
Thomas de Quincey, Confessions of an English Opium Eater
“There are children who will leave a game to go and be bored in a corner of the garret. How often have I wished for the attic of my boredom when the complications of life made me lose the very germ of freedom!”
Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space
“Then he rustled his feathers, curved his slender neck, and cried joyfully, from the depths of his heart, ‘I never dreamed of such happiness as this, while I was an ugly duckling.”
Hans Christian Andersen, The Ugly Duckling

“Do not hunt for subjects, let them choose you, not you them. Only do that which insists on being done and runs right up against you, hitting you in the eye until you do it.”
Samuel Butler
“Sometimes something can look beautiful just because it’s different in some way from the other things around it. One red petunia in a window box will look very beautiful if all the rest of them are white, and vice-versa.
Andy Warhol, The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again
“The comfort of it in her hours of leisure was extreme. She could go there after anything unpleasant below, and find immediate consolation in some pursuit, or some train of thought at hand. Her plants, her books…her writing desk, and her works of charity and ingenuity, were all within her reach…she could scarcely see an object in that room which had not an interesting remembrance connected with it.”
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
“Where it is in our power to act, it is also in our power to not act.”
Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics
“What we want out of a vacation changes as we age. It changes from vacation to vacation. There was a time when it was all about culture for me. My idea of a real break was to stay in museums until my legs ached and then go stand in line to get tickets for an opera or a play. Later I became a disciple of relaxation and looked for words like beach and massage when making my plans. I found those little paper umbrellas that balanced on the side of rum drinks to be deeply charming then. Now I strive for transcendent invisibility and the chance to accomplish the things I can’t get done at home. But as I pack up my room at the Hotel Bel-Air, I think the best vacation is the one that relieves me of my own life for a while and then makes me long for it again.”
Ann Patchett, “Do Not Disturb,” in This Is the Story of a Happy Marriage

Quotes July 30, 2017

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others”
Nelson Mandela
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.
Greek Proverb
Man’s search for meaning is perhaps the most fundamental search on the road of self-discovery. And in the end, every last of us has to find his own answer.
Aljoscha Dreisorner
Food is strength, and food is peace, and food is freedom, and food is a helping hand to people around the world whose good will and friendship we want.
John F. Kennedy
The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.
Jon Kabat-Zinn
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.
Dalai Lama
The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.
John Muir
When you look deeply into your anger, you will see that the person you call your enemy is also suffering. As soon as you see that, the capacity for accepting and having compassion for them is there.
Thich Nhat Hanh
Compassion is the keen awareness of the interdependence of all things.
Thomas Merton
Being receptive and allowing things to happen is a skill that can be practiced and improved upon.
Dr. Amy Johnson
The human heart feels things the eyes cannot see, and knows what the mind cannot understand.
Robert Vallett
Business is the economic engine of our Western culture, and if it could be transformed to truly serve nature as well as ourselves, it could become essential to our rescue.
Karl-Henrik Robert
Grit is living life like it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Angela Duckworth
Three things remain with us from paradise: stars, flowers and children.
Dante Alighieri