Saturday, June 30, 2012

"We can never tell what is in store for us."
- Harry Truman

The Buddha was a meat eater.

"But I believe that to be forgiven, more than sorrow is required - at least two more things. First, genuine repentance - a determination to change and to repair breaches of my own making. I have repented. Second, what my bible calls a ''broken spirit''; an understanding that I must have God's help to be the person that I want to be; a willingness to give the very forgiveness I seek; a renunciation of the pride and the anger which cloud judgment, lead people to excuse and compare and to blame and complain."
- Bill Clinton's entire speech here.

"Everybody deserves a fresh start every once in a while."
- Bugsy Siegel

Friday, June 29, 2012

"He who pursues revenge should dig two graves."
- Chinese proverb

Heads were shrunk to prevent opponent souls from seeking revenge.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mine honour is my life; both grow in one:
Take honour from me and my life is done
- Shakespeare in Richard II

"If it ain't broke, insist that it is and maybe they'll hire you to fix it."
- Stephen Colbert

Monday, June 25, 2012

Hear me now 
Oh, thou bleak and unbearable world 
Thou art base and debauched as can be 
And the knight with his banners all bravely unfurled 
Now hurls down his gauntlet to thee
I am I, Don Quixote The Lord of La Mancha 
My destiny calls and I go 
And the wild winds of fortune
Will carry me onward
Whithersoever they blow 
Whithersoever they blow 
Onward to glory I go
- Man of La Mancha

Saturday, June 23, 2012

"The rich man was not in Hell because he was rich, but because he was proud. And the poor man was in Heaven not because he was poor, but because he was humble."
- Sentiments attributed to St. Augustine

"Rather than market research, I preferred to use intuition."
- Alberto Alessi 

"You know a design is good if you want to lick it."
- Steve Jobs

"Life is often strange and unresolved."
- Harold Pinter

"If all the theatres in the world closed tomorrow, not only would nobody care but nobody would notice."
- Orson Welles

Friday, June 22, 2012

"Luck is where the crossroads of opportunity and preparation meet."

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"We're all in line. Some of us are in shorter lines."
- Dustin Hoffman

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Criticism of the pre-modern movement: excessive use of resources.

Monday, June 18, 2012

"Tastes like it died screaming."
- Anthony Bourdain

A place to go for oysters in San Francisco

Sunday, June 17, 2012

"Limitations bring about genius."
- Terrance Howard in the context of the Sundance Film Festival

Saturday, June 16, 2012

"To shun the heaven that leads men to this hell."
- Shakespeare

"[Picasso] turned groceries into masterpieces."

"People really don’t like to hear success explained away as luck — especially successful people. As they age, and succeed, people feel their success was somehow inevitable. They don’t want to acknowledge the role played by accident in their lives. There is a reason for this: the world does not want to acknowledge it either."

- Excerpt from Michael Lewis' 2012 Princeton Commencement speech

Friday, June 15, 2012

"... the greatest service which can be rendered any country is to add an useful plant to it's culture; especially a bread grain. Next in value to bread, is oil."
- Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, June 14, 2012

"I have always earned my way by my pen and by my tongue."
- Winston Churchill

"[In nature] nothing is wanting and nothing is superfluous."
- Leonardo Da Vinci

Monday, June 11, 2012

where Warren Buffett eats

make time to waste time

"Creativity is the residue of wasted time."
- Einstein

"Every child is born an artist; the problem is when they grow up."
- Picasso

"By its words is a civilization remembered."
- Mayor of London Boris Johnson

"Creativity is connecting things, and most connections come from other people."
- Steve Jobs

Sunday, June 10, 2012

"Never let the truth get in the way of a good story."
- Misattributed to Mark Twain

Saturday, June 9, 2012

"The acting industry is so difficult. There's so much rejection on every level. Los Angeles is a town where you're never quite enough. At the audition you get the call back, but not the job. You get the job, but you get recast. The pilot goes, but it doesn't go to network. You get an Emmy nomination, but you don't win. You can go to the Vanity Fair party, but not Madonna's after party. There's always a level that you can't quite reach."
- Neil Patrick Harris

Friday, June 8, 2012

"A loser isn't someone who gets involved and comes last. A loser is someone who doesn't get involved in the first place."
- Oscar Pistorius

"I was looking for a dime, but found a quarter."
- Buddy Guy on Muddy Waters

Thursday, June 7, 2012

"I don’t believe in optimism. I believe in optimal behavior. That's a different thing ... Action is hope. At the end of each day, when you’ve done your work, you lie there and think, Well, I’ll be damned, I did this today. It doesn’t matter how good it is, or how bad - you did it. At the end of the week you’ll have a certain amount of accumulation. At the end of a year, you look back and say, I'll be damned, it's been a good year,"
- Ray Bradbury

Source: Andrew Sullivan

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

"We invented God, but we didn't invent the universe."
- Morgan Freeman

Tennis great Andre Agassi, a 9th grade dropout, created one of America's best preparatory schools:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

"'Twas I, but ’tis not I. I do not shame
To tell you what I was, since my conversion
So sweetly tastes, being the thing I am."
- Shakespeare, As YouLike It

Monday, June 4, 2012

"No matter where you are in life there's always more journey ahead."
- Nelson Mandela

Sunday, June 3, 2012

"If people in your life aren't uncomfortable, you're not really writing. You're not really hitting it. Somebody in your life should be uncomfortable."
- Chris Rock quoting Quentin Tarantino


"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson 

Friday, June 1, 2012

"... we're like blocks of stone, out of which the sculptor carves the forms of men. The blows of His chisel, which hurt so much, are what makes us perfect." 
- C.S. Lewis