Sunday, March 31, 2013

Daily ration of beer on Captain Cook's voyages = 1 gallon = 8 pints.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

The mind is its own place,
      and in itself
Can make a Heaven of Hell,
      a Hell of Heaven

Friday, March 29, 2013

"Every act of communication is an act of translation."
- Gregory Rabassa

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

"It's nice to have something which is unfinished because it implies that there is still room for growth."
- Japanese essays on idleness

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

"I don't know why we are here, but I'm pretty sure that it is not in order to enjoy ourselves."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

"We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything."
- Thomas Edison

Friday, March 22, 2013


"Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact and that is: everything around you that you call life was made up by people no smarter than you ... The minute that you understand that that you can poke life and that something will, if you push in, something will actually pop out the other side ... that you can change it; you can mould it ... that's maybe the most important thing."
- Steve Jobs

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

find your voice

Dave Grohl South By Southwest (SXSW) 2013 Keynote Speech

a dozen years

As a young man Dick Cheney failed out of Yale and was incarcerated for drunk driving, but became the youngest White House Chief of Staff twelve years later.

Friday, March 15, 2013

"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
- Thomas Paine

Monday, March 11, 2013

"Play scared."
- Jerry Rice

"It's the failures that make you successful."
- David Steinberg

Thursday, March 7, 2013

"You must continually look for inspiration to last."
- Michael Jackson

"The critics never liked me, but the people did."
- John Wayne

Sunday, March 3, 2013

"Life is a journey from want to want, not from enjoyment to enjoyment."
- Dr. Samuel Johnson

Saturday, March 2, 2013


"I go to sleep every night between 8:15pm and 8:30pm and I wake up at 4am."
- Mark Wahlberg

Friday, March 1, 2013

on data

"If you can't measure it, you can't fix it."
- Michael Bloomberg