Wednesday, October 30, 2013

"Everybody got a plan until he gets hit in the face."
- Mike Tyson

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better."
- Samuel Beckett

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

"You don't see a lot of fat old people. They dead."
- Charles Barkley

Monday, October 28, 2013

"comfort freaks"

"Most people are at where they are because they are comfortable. To be better you must be uncomfortable."
- Jean Foley

"Play creates intelligence in children."
- Maria Montessori

Uk financial advice

"Thrifty until 50, then spend until the end."

Sunday, October 27, 2013

"Loneliness is the central part of life. We're all doing a one man show. From birth to death. We try to cover it up. But we're all essentially alone."
- William Shatner

Saturday, October 26, 2013

on religion

"When I became a man, I put away childish things."
- Richard Dawkins

Thursday, October 24, 2013

"Things only change when things get so bad they can't remain the same."
- Chinese proverb

"There are more possible chess games than there are atoms in the universe."

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"I was. I am. I will be hungry."
- Chef Ming Tsai

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

"We are who we are because of who we were."
- Tammy Faye Bakker

Sunday, October 20, 2013

"Fashion is a fairy tale, a fantasy, about metamorphosis. It's about playing the part that you want people to see."
- Marc Jacobs

Thursday, October 17, 2013

"You win or are defeated based on what's happening in your mind."
- Mariano Rivera

"If you remember it you weren't there."
- Robbie Robertson

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

everyone gets to be poor together

"In Cuba a doctor earns about $29/month and a construction worker may earn $10/month."
- Karin Muller

"It's better to have one hundred people who love you versus one thousand people who sort of like you."
- Brian Chesky,

15,000 stores

"We willed it ... I had some luck and good timing, but we dreamed big dreams."
- Howard Schultz

"Comedy is a military exercise. It has to work or people die."
- Jerry Seinfeld

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

“All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone.” 
- Pascal

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"Mystery stories are written backwards."
- Edgar Allan Poe

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"The Oval Office is the crown jewel of the penal system."
- Harry Truman

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"You shouldn't criticize what you don't understand."
- Bob Dylan
"The worst thing you can do to another person is humiliate them."
- Oprah

Sunday, October 6, 2013

a place to have coffee in Venice

"The happiest people don't have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have."
- Miss Robbie, Welcome to Sweetie Pie

Saturday, October 5, 2013

David Frost: What was the most miserable thing about your childhood?
Woody Allen: Probably the fact that I was young.

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"They call gambling a disease, but it's the only disease where you can make a lot of money."
- Norm MacDonald

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on failure

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."
- Theodore Roosevelt, The Man in the Area, 1910

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"Members of Congress spend 20 to 30 hours per week fundraising."
- Democratic Representative Alan Grayson, Florida

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Friday, October 4, 2013


Dennis Rodman grew 12 inches after graduating high school.

House of Lancaster

“But if the cause be not good, the king himself hath a heavy reckoning to make, when all those legs and arms and heads, chopped off in battle, shall join together at the latter day and cry all 'We died at such a place;' some swearing, some crying for a surgeon, some upon their wives left poor behind them, some upon the debts they owe, some upon their children rawly left. I am afeard there are few die well that die in a battle; for how can they charitably dispose of anything, when blood is their argument? Now, if these men do not die well, it will be a black matter for the king that led them to it; whom to disobey were against all proportion of subjection."
- William Shakespeare, Henry V, Act IV Scene I

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Thursday, October 3, 2013

on recruiting

"You got to get to their mother."
- Sir Alex Ferguson


"Schlimmbesserung" is a German word to describe an effort to make things better that ends up making things worse.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

"If you want to be somebody you buy a Ferrari, but if you already are somebody you buy a Lamborghini."
- Brett David

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How a 5'5" basketball player trained himself to dunk here.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

"I hire people partly upon where they live. If it's too far it's unsustainable, especially after the third or fourth month."
- Mark McEwan  

"In cinema there are not [inferior] or great parts ... just short parts and long parts."
- Michael Powell

Vincent van Gogh's "The Red Vineyard" is purported to be the only painting he sold in his lifetime although modern scholarship disputes that. 

“In a painter’s life, it is generally the case that success is the worst thing of all.”
- Vincent van Gogh