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Quotes August 02, 2020

The good parts of a book may be only something a writer is lucky enough to overhear or it may be the wreck of his whole damn life and one is as good as the other.
Ernest Hemingway
When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.
George Orwell
Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.
Drew Houston
Cheat your landlord if you can and must, but do not try to shortchange the Muse. It cannot be done. You can’t fake quality any more than you can fake a good meal.
William S. Burroughs
The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be.
Pete Seeger,
The hardest thing to do is to be true to yourself, especially when everybody is watching.
Dave Chappelle,
comedian, actor, writer, producer
One must take what comes, with laughter.
Olivia de Havilland,
One can only discover what has already come into existence.
Shirley Hazzard,
Life is not about finding our limitations, it’s about finding our infinity.
Herbie Hancock,
musician, composer
Making people believe the unbelievable is no trick; it’s work. … Belief and reader absorption come in the details: An overturned tricycle in the gutter of an abandoned neighborhood can stand for everything.
Stephen King,
Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero,
statesman, philosopher, lawyer

Quotes October 17, 2019

Finish each day & be done with it. You have done what you could. Learn from it; tomorrow is a new day.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Close your eyes and imagine the best version of you possible. That’s who you really are, let go of any part of you that does not believe it.
C. Assaad
“He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch.”
Swiss film director Jean-Luc Godard
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
Theodore Roosevelt

Quotes June 04, 2019

Courtesy of Smart Brief


Doing nothing can sometimes be the most effective form of action.
Kevin Kwan,
author, in “Crazy Rich Asians”
If you only think about your own advancement, your own success, you run out of fuel pretty quickly. But if we believed in something bigger than ourselves, that kind of motivation is self-sustaining.
Elaine Chao,
US secretary of transportation
If you’re aware and you’re high-energy, the ball will eventually bounce your way and you’ll be able to make plays.
Jeremy Lin,
professional basketball player
All creative people want to do the unexpected.
Hedy Lamarr,
actress and inventor of spread spectrum communication technology
It’s so simple to be wise. Just think of something stupid to say and then don’t say it.
Sam Levenson,
I don’t think anybody should write his autobiography until after he’s dead.
Sam Goldwyn,
film producer
When you’re working with your friends, it doesn’t feel like it’s work.
Ken Jeong,
actor, comedian and physician
Don’t dwell on what happened, no matter how bad it was. Find something else to do. Find something to do to help others.
Ruth Handler,
businesswoman and inventor of the Barbie doll
Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both. They balance each other out.
Barbra Streisand,
There’s no other country in the world that has a system where someone [who’s been fired and is broke] could turn a simple idea and hard work into a company that employs more than 400,000 people and has created thousands of successful millionaires.
Bernard Marcus,
If you work harder than somebody else, chances are you’ll beat him though he has more talent than you.
Bart Starr,
former quarterback for Green Bay Packers NFL team
Give credit where credit is due: simply said, if you want loyalty and best effort, you must be thoughtful.
Estee Lauder,

In an argument with man and nature, nature wins 100% of the time.
Mike Clarke,
municipal public services director, during spring 2019 flooding in the Midwest

Quotes May 01, 2019

Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find?
Samuel Johnson
People underestimate their capacity for change. There is never a right time to do a difficult thing.
John Porter
Perhaps this is the moment for which you have been created.
Esther 4:14
I’m going to make everything around me beautiful—that will be my life.
Elsie de Wolfe
Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory.
Dr. Suess
Sometimes on the way to a dream you get lost and find a better one.
Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn’t make a decision.

Quotes April 15, 2019

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.”
Douglas Adams
If you can’t do anytime about it, then let it go. Don’t be a prisoner to things you can’t change.
Tony Gaskins
Early success is a terrible teacher. You’re essentially being rewarded for a lack of preparation, so when you find yourself in a situation where you must prepare, you can’t do it. You don’t know how.
Chris Hadfield
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth
Start now.
Start where you are.
Start with fear.
Start with pain.
Start with doubt.
Start with hands shaking.
Start with voice trembling, but start.
Start and don’t stop.
Start where you are with what you have.
Ijeoma Umbenyuo
Be patient and tough; someday with pain will be useful to you.
Don’t die before you’re dead.
Rachel Wolchin
You’re off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So get on your way.
Dr. Seuss
“Before Alice got to Wonderland, she had to fall pretty hard down a very deep hole.”
Cory Booker
A 4 year degree attained after 7 years is still a degree.
A graduation at the age of 50 is still a graduation.
A Mercedes bought at the age of 65 is still a Mercedes.
Don’t let people bully you with their timelines of success.
And now I’ll do what’s best for me.
You have the power to change your life at any given moment.
Never forget that.
I myself am entirely made of flaws, stitched together with good intentions.
Don’t practice until you get it right. Practice until you can’t get it wrong.
Some people will only like you if you fit inside their box. Don’t be afraid to shove that box up their ass!
Beware of the temptation to give up what you want most for what you want now.

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Quotes April 04, 2019

“Once the game is over the king and the pawn go back in the same box.”
Italian Proverb
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.”
Muhammad Ali
“Problems without solutions, sometimes have a way of solving themselves. Just put them aside, in a neat stack, and let time help solve them for you.”
J.W. Dillow
“If there is light in the soul, There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person, There will be harmony in the house. If there is harmony in the house, There will be order in the nation. If there is order in the nation, There will be peace in the world.”
Chinese Proverb
“How do you know so much about everything?” was asked of a very wise and intelligent man.
The answer was, “By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.”
John Abbott, 19th century Canadian Prime Minister
Many prefer to dirty their words when confronting a problem instead of dirtying their hands.
The information that we gather, but fail to use, dies and is buried.
It is the information that we gather and use that takes root and forces us to grow with it.
It hurts to love someone and not to be loved in return, but is more painful to love someone and never find the courage to let that person know how you feel.
Maybe we’re supposed to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one. Then, when we finally meet the right person, we will know how to be grateful for that gift.
Independence is a great gift. Use it to your best ability. If you use others to hold you up, you will never learn to live for yourself, and you will always need someone else to do everything for you.
Some people make the world more special by just being in it. If you know someone special, make sure to let them know.
“Happiness is a choice that requires effort at times.”
“The beginning of wisdom is silence. The second step is listening.”
If you don’t like the way life is treating you, then look at the way you are treating life.

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Quotes November 29, 2018

And if you’re TRS III/PRS IV, you have to buy your own boat~














Videos November 26, 2018

Baraka Kaseko and Marah Eakin. What’s it like to run a famous Hollywood cemetery?
James Clear Famous Speeches and Great Talks
Just a few:
This list is organized by presenter name and then speech topic. On each page, you’ll find a full transcript of the speech as well as some additional background information.

*Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “The Danger of a Single Story”
Jeff Bezos, “What Matters More Than Your Talents”
John Cleese, “Creativity in Management”
William Deresiewicz, “Solitude and Leadership”
Richard Feynman, “Seeking New Laws”
*Neil Gaiman, “Make Good Art”
Atul Gawande, “Curiosity and What Equality Really Means”
*Elizabeth Gilbert, “Your Elusive Creative Genius”
*Richard Hamming, “You and Your Research”
Steve Jobs, “2005 Stanford Commencement Address”
Admiral William H. McRaven, “Make Your Bed”
*Arno Rafael Minkkinen, “Finding Your Own Vision”
*Charlie Munger, “A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom”
*Charlie Munger, “The Psychology of Human Misjudgment”
*Charlie Munger, “2007 USC Law School Commencement Address”
Nathan Myhrvold, “Roadkill on the Information Highway“
*Randy Pausch, “Achieving Your Childhood Dreams”
Randy Pausch, “Time Management”
*John Roberts, “I Wish You Bad Luck”
Sir Ken Robinson, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?”
J.K. Rowling, “The Fringe Benefits of Failure”
Claude Shannon, “Creative Thinking”
*Bret Victor, “Inventing on Principle”
*David Foster Wallace, “This is Water”
*Art Williams, “Just Do It”