Thursday, November 16, 2017


"When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me."
- 1 Corinthians 13:11

Monday, November 13, 2017

one finger salute

"The reason that our sport isn't popular in America is that fans can't afford a hotdog or bathroom break as results can change instantly, determitavely given low scores."
- Billionaire Bernie Ecclestone, former Formula 1 chief, who insists that his successor needs to be a very good used car salesman.

weasle ferret face

Major Frank Burns:

                                "I'm going to sue all of you!"


                               "For Definition of Character? " (later) "I have no doubt he remembers it that way."

Saturday, November 11, 2017


"I write entirely to find out what I'm thinking, what I'm looking at, what I see and what it means. What I want and what I fear."
- Joan Didion

widely applicable

"He lied so much he don't even know the truth anymore."
- Jeff Ross

Thursday, November 9, 2017


"Farce: It's funny to everyone else but you."
- John Cleese

Saturday, November 4, 2017

"You think you know me."

Rembrandt, Self Portrait

The significance of the freehand perfect circle was in answer to critics who dismissed him for not having the skill of classical artists. 

Nut Jobs

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels. The trouble makers, the round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently.

They’re not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them … because they change things, they push the human race forward.

While some may see them as “the crazy ones”, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world – are the ones who do.

Friday, November 3, 2017

no nerves

"I think about nothing. I've done all the training, so there's nothing left to do but execute."
- Michael Phelps on the starting block


"War? War is an organized bore."
- Justice Holmes

Thursday, November 2, 2017

poached eggs

Where you might find David Chilton, author of The Wealthy Barber:


“When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”
- Maya Angelou

"courage gives you optimism"

"It is exhilarating to be shot at without result."
- Winston Churchill

Wednesday, November 1, 2017


"You are responsible for everything that happens to you."
- Scientology

meaning of life

"When was the last time you did something for the first time?"
- Darius Rucker

red cap

" ... you'll find that you're not the first person who was ever confused and frightened and even sickened by human behavior. You're by no means alone on that score, you'll be excited and stimulated to know. Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You'll learn from them—if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It's a beautiful reciprocal arrangement. And it isn't education. It's history. It's poetry.”
- J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

on acting awards

"Actors haven't got a thought in their stupid bed-head mini-brains. We must honour this guy - he pretended to be Bob Johnson. It's genius, I tell you! Put on these clothes, roll the cameras, say what we told you to say! Fantastic! Give this guy a huge golden trophy! Goddamn genius."
- Jerry Seinfeld  


"We're all entitled to a joyful experience in life."
- Cyndi Lauper

Monday, October 30, 2017


"80% of Millennials prefer experiences over possessions."

"Make haste slowly."

Sunday, October 29, 2017


"The more you care about your own decisions, the less you care about what others think."
- Miley Cyrus

the beauty you cannot see

"You don't have to play every note."
- Thelonious Monk to his band on "space"

Saturday, October 28, 2017

advantaged head start

Could you have done it on your own?

‘To whom much is given, much will be required’" (Luke 12:48)

Train above the neck too

"For champions, it's 70% mental and 30% physical."
- Michael Johnson

on the virtues of the long game

"Sure metaphorically you got mobile faster. Didn't have to take the bus. I took public transportation longer, but as you were building quickly your Pinto, I was laboriously, methodically building a Rolls Royce."
- Deferred character formation gratification


"Sleeping is difficult in space. No matter what you feel the same. On earth due to gravity, sitting down or reclining you're increasingly more comfortable, which signals your brain to fall asleep."
- Scott Kelly

YMCA is big deal


"Crises don't make heroes. Crisis reveals who you were before it happened."
- Dr. Phil

Friday, October 27, 2017

Greatest accomplishment?

"The team."
- Steve Jobs

Orwell not a fan

If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise

Full Rudyard Kipling "If" text here.