Friday, May 31, 2013

"I don't want to get to know anyone here. It'd be bad enough to lose a man let alone a friend."
- U.S. Marine, Vietnam

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

"All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up."
- Pablo Picasso

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"If you're not prepared to fail, you're not prepared to be creative."
- Sir Ken Robinson

"If they can fog a mirror we'll give them a loan."
- Loan originator unwritten rule leading up to the financial meltdown

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

"(In life) there is no such thing as pleasure, only relief of pain."
- Georges St-Pierre

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Three generations of punishment

"The internment camps operate under a 'guilt-by-association' system (yeon-jwa-je), which means that extended family members of the accused – for up to three generations – are also punished. This punishment-by-lineage system exploits the significance of familial bonds and personal sacrifice within Korean culture, and empowers Kim Jong Il’s regime to persecute by birthright and to exert discipline and control through fear of such persecution."

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Monday, May 20, 2013

"About no tobacco companies have ever gone bankrupt."
- Vice

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

"Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change."
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Friday, May 17, 2013

"Never appear more than you are, but be more than you appear."
- Angela Merkel 

"The smartest people in Ethiopia are farmers because otherwise they'd be dead."
- Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn

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"I'm a salesman. I come from a long line of salesmen on my mother's side. I sell ideas, lyrics, melody."
- Bono

"Poverty is a man made condition."
- Nelson Mandela

Thursday, May 16, 2013

a place to have a seafood tower in Paris with a bottle of wine

Le Dôme
108 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 
Paris, France

"If you loan money to a friend expect to lose one."
- Ice T

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Henri Matisse, La Porte de la Casbah
"There is indeed something special about this place. Burroughs described the native corridor of Tangier as a maze of sunless twisting streets filled with blind alleys. Its smell was particularly notable to him, including a mix of hashish, seared meat, and sewage."
- Anthony Bourdain

Sunday, May 12, 2013

a huge alcoholic

“Woman III,” 1952-53, sold for just about $140 million.

"His work was never constructed over a long period of time."

"The first rule of any game is to know that you're in one."
- Cisco

"I don't know how to write a business plan, but I can tell you how to read them: we start at the back and if the numbers are big, we look at the front and see what kind of business it is."
- Tom Perkins

Monday, May 6, 2013

“Always do what you are afraid to do.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Sunday, May 5, 2013

"The strongest man in the room is the one who speaks the least."
- Chinese proverb

Helicopter tours of Waterloo Region here.

Der Blaue Reiter

August Macke, Turkish Cafe

Friday, May 3, 2013

"The philosopher Krishnamurti, of whom I know absolutely nothing, only one quote, (laughter) but it sounds great, says, 'I have died many times,' but that also means that – I mean, he’s putting it modestly, where he’s also saying is I have had the opportunity to reorganize my molecules and gather myself together and recreate myself or refresh myself many times too."
- Sir Ben Kingsley to Tavis Smiley

Thursday, May 2, 2013

prince of gastronomy

“Cuisine is when things taste like themselves.”
- Maurice Edmond Sailland (left) was better known by his pen-name Curnonsky