Saturday, August 31, 2013

tangible, vivid, cinematic


"The most important artist of the counter reformation because [Caravaggio] reinvented religious art."

Friday, August 30, 2013

subjects


"Generally they're very happy for me to [photograph them]."
- Lana Slezic

Thursday, August 29, 2013

"the long game"



"Never try to be the best. Try to be second best."
- Paul Smith

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on success


"It's not just talent and it's not just working hard; you need to spot luck and timing, I think."
- Jamie Oliver, who has sold more books in the UK than anyone else other than J.K. Rowling

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Albert Einstein had a marriage contract drawn up with his first wife Mileva Maric. Among the stipulations was that she was to stop talking whenever he requested.

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013

entrepreneur


After flunking the LSAT and selling fax machines door to door for 7 years, Sara Blakely's first stops on her way to creating Spanx and becoming a billionaire:

www.thomasnet.com
www.uspto.gov

Canadians start here.

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"By the age of three, children know 100 brands."
- Martin Lindstrom, Brandwashed

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Saturday, August 24, 2013


“There is no present or future-only the past, happening over and over again-now.”
- Eugene O"Neill

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Friday, August 23, 2013

sun the destroyer

Thursday, August 22, 2013


"The modern artist must [go deep] to make any difference at all."
- Francis Bacon

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013


"When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers."
- Spanish proverb

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"If you're winning usually it's calmer waters as opposed to losers in this space like Google who lurch from one thing to the next."
- Jeremy Stoppelman, cofounder Yelp, Inc.

Monday, August 19, 2013

"goon"



Bob Probert - undisputed all time NHL heavyweight champion.

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david v goliath


"From 12th century Jewish philosophy, hope is the belief in the plausibility of the possible as opposed to the necessity of the probable. In other words, to be a realist is to recognize that the world is not a domain where the probable always happens."
- Marshall Ganz, Harvard University

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Sunday, August 18, 2013


"Five years ago BlackBerry had 53% of the SmartPhone market; today their market share  is 2%."
- CNN

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"Until the lion tells his own story, the tale will continue to glorify the hunter."
- African proverb

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Sir Norman Foster's Beijing Airport is the largest covered structure in the world.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

The most awarded sailor in the world


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Mark Twain defined an expert as "an ordinary fellow from another town".

Thursday, August 15, 2013


"I had all the disadvantages I needed to be successful."
- Larry Ellison

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what is gluten?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


What they sang as the Titanic went down here.

"Kill the thing that's inside of you that's holding you back."
- John Oliver

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art is reflective of the times


"Grecian statues have movement whereas Roman statues are static."
- Stephen Stills

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"I always feel lonely"


Arshile Gorky was the last surrealist and first abstract impressionist.

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Life is mainly froth and bubble
Two things stand like stone —
Kindness in another’s trouble.
Courage in your own.
- Adam Lindsay Gordon

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Sunday, August 11, 2013


"It's dangerous not to evolve; to ensure your extinction cease to evolve."
- Jeff Bezos

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trend


Since 2005 print advertising revenue has fallen from $49.5 billion to $22.3 billion in 2012, while digital advertising has grown from $12.5 billion in 2005 to $36.6 billion in 2012.
- Meet The Press

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Saturday, August 10, 2013


"If you can get computers to learn that's worth 10xs Microsoft."
- Bill Gates

The Brain


100 billion neurons connected by 100 thousand billion synapses.  

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"On average each of us has 100 trillion cells, 85% of which are bacteria and protozoa."
- Patricia Richardson, Biologist

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When Arnold Schwarzenegger met Pope John Paul II in 1983, they talked about workouts. The pope rose daily at 5 a.m. to do 250 push ups, sit ups, pull ups.

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Friday, August 9, 2013

routine


"I had the words of the sentence yesterday, but I got the order right today."
- James Joyce

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Thursday, August 8, 2013

pioneer



"Everybody is simply improvising (without screenwriter words)."
- Steven Spielberg upon receiving the Thalberg award 

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”
- Aristotle

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


"I go and see Hamlet every ten years and I see that Shakespeare has rewritten it."
- Dorothy Parker

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Monday, August 5, 2013



"If the music is square it's because I like it square."
- President Richard Nixon introducing "The Ray Conniff Singers" 

Sunday, August 4, 2013


Hours spent yearly watching TV: 200 billion
- Clay Shirky, NYU

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In infants, neurons grow at the rate of 700 per second.

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Saturday, August 3, 2013


"Win it, then there's misery."
- Pat Riley

Turmoil & Tension


"This is not a game for the most well adjusted people."
- Bill Parcells

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Muhammad's Medina message


"Spread peace, feed people food and do some devotional practice and you'll enter Paradise without any trouble."
- Hamza Yusuf Hanson

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scale


"A nano is to a football what a football is to the earth."
- James Dyson

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unpromising


Stephen Hawking didn't learn to read until he was 8.

Friday, August 2, 2013


A video of Hemingway in Idaho here.

"Exert yourself to even greater efforts."
- Emperor Hirohito's World War II mantra

for movie stars


"It takes five years before you can see yourself in a film."
- Roger Ebert

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

essence


"Everyone is a Buddha to be awakened."

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dancing


"Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did but backwards and in high heels."
- Vince Gilligan

"Stop Fighting" Buddha image source here.

"Globally more people have mobile phones than sanitation."
- Matt Damon

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