Sunday, September 30, 2012


"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."
- Mort Zuckerman

Saturday, September 29, 2012


"When you make a mistake that's part of the learning."
- Buddhist potter

Friday, September 28, 2012

"It's a strange business - they pay you to learn."
- Penny Marshall

"Don't trust anyone who hasn't failed."

"I don't really believe in the judging of art, but I thought I'd show up just in case."
- Damien Lewis


"This is an emotional moment for me and words seem so futile, so feeble."
- Charlie Chaplin

Thursday, September 27, 2012

"It's not the size of the dog in the fight, but the size of the fight in the dog."
- NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"Since we are forgiven, it's foolish not to forgive."
- Anton Chekhov

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Aspect of Medieval Knight training regime:
... run a mile a day in your heavy mail.

you must live until you die

"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do."
- Bob Dylan

Monday, September 24, 2012

"The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise."
- Robert Frost

"You can't live a truthful life without regret."
- Jamie Lee Curtis

Hippocrates' Psychiatric Rule

1/3 of patients get better on their own; 1/3 of patients need treatment; 1/3 of patients don't get better even with treatment.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

"If the average price of homes mirrored the average price of electronics, the average house would now cost $200."
- David Pogue 

Friday, September 21, 2012

"A nation with little regard for its past will do nothing in the future to be remembered."
- Abraham Lincoln

Thursday, September 20, 2012

stronger than steel

"A pound of spider silk would stretch around the equator in a single strand."

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"If you imagine the worst-case scenario, you've lived it twice."
- Michael J. Fox

"Humour is man's device to escape suffering."
- Buddha

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"A Ha and Ha Ha are related industries."
- Del Close


comedy = pain + time
- Lenny Bruce

"The only way to improve the world is to tell a good story."
- Deepak Chopra

Richard Gere's Relais & Chateaux is an hour north of New York City. 

Friday, September 14, 2012

Harry's Cafe is Wall Street's most popular watering hole.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

"Gothic architecture was all about height and light."

"... if being in a crowd of unfamiliar people energizes you, you're an extrovert; if it enervates you, you're an introvert."

"If you want to understand America, go to Vegas."


"He was three parts optimism and one part nostalgia."
- regarding Ronald Reagan

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"When Eric Clapton first heard Jimi Hendrix, he thought he'd be selling shoes in a month."

sixth sense


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

"Learning brings you closer to God."
- Moorish proverb

"Monkeys have tails and Apes don't."

Monday, September 10, 2012

"You do well to weep like a woman over what you failed to defend like a man."
- The mother of a vanquished Muslim son in 15th century Spain

Sunday, September 9, 2012

"They've made mistakes, but they're redeemable and whatever they've done is in their past and their future is what matters."
- Workforce Manager

"If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together."
- African proverb

Saturday, September 8, 2012

A place to stay in Istanbul here.

"I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day."
- Abraham Lincoln

Friday, September 7, 2012

urban planning

"Old ideas can sometimes use new buildings, and new ideas must use old buildings."
- Jane Jacobs

Thursday, September 6, 2012

deal with it

"Life is unfair."
- Milton Friedman

"If education was the only thing you need, everyone would be successful."
- Gene Simmons

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The last Civil War Union veteran died in 1956. Albert Woolson was 109.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

parking your cadillac


"People are here to teach things or learn things. That's it."
- Drew Carey


Arthur Meighen, Canada's 9th Prime Minister, ate the same lunch of onion soup and brown bread daily.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

"A man is a single person, but a woman is a nation."
- Islamic proverb

The Ottoman's Michelangelo

Saturday, September 1, 2012

"I always play up to my audience."
- Jack Benny

"There's a difference between eating McDonald's hamburgers and selling them."
- Walter Kirn who abandoned the Mormon faith when he was 18 because he was ordered to go on the standard two-year international recruiting mission