Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Kvell: (Yiddish) To delight especially in the fortune of others.

Schadenfreude: (German) To delight in the misfortune of others.

"There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014


"Toronto is not a good looking city."
- Anthony Bourdain

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Monday, April 28, 2014


"The best players I've coached thought that they weren't good enough."
- University of Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari

Saturday, April 26, 2014

on war

"The comparison is hardly fair to hell."

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Courage is the most important virtue because it enables all the others.
- Aristotle paraphrased

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

"If you compressed the atmosphere down to the density of water it'd be 30 feet deep."
- Ken Caldeira, Stanford University

Monday, April 21, 2014


"I write because I don't know what I think until I read what I say."
- Flannery O'Connor

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down & out in Las Vegas

"This is great, but you can't eat the scenery."
- Literal starving artist J.D. Fortune

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Sunday, April 20, 2014


"Even if it's 'no', always respond."
- Deputy White House Chief of Staff Alyssa Mastromonaco

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action painter

Saturday, April 19, 2014

"Sometimes the long-shots pay-off the biggest."
- Vince Vaughn in "The Internship"

Thursday, April 17, 2014

on strategy

"Retreat and attack in another direction."
- Ronnie Hawkins

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bird brain

Crows are smarter than dogs. Extraordinary problem solving skills. On par with chimps even though their brains are a fraction of the size. They make tools. They learn from each other.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014


"The biggest mistakes I made were when I was tired."
- Bill Clinton

Monday, April 14, 2014

'The toes you step on today are connected to the behinds you'll have to kiss on the way down.'
- Quincy Jones as related by Stewart Copeland

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"I am a man more sinned against than sinning."
- King Lear

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be not too radical

"Near the end of his life Walt Whitman advised Horace Traubel to 'be radical-be radical-be not too damned radical!' As early as 1930 Vernon Parrington's Main Currents in American Thought identified this remark as a key to Whitman's character and outlook."
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Sunday, April 13, 2014

on success

"It's not all about you. I can't all be about you."
- Pharrell Williams

Saturday, April 12, 2014


"If you're going to be a hooker, at least charge a lot."
- Michael Caine

on extreme sports

"Skaters always get banged up but they don't die; surfers never get banged up but they can die."
- Attributed to Kelly Slater by Nicolas Cage

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Friday, April 11, 2014


"The process of writing is a lot like the practising of a sport; no one sees you do it; no one is clapping. There's no win or lose; it's just repetition; it's just a kind of drilling and it's where you'll spend most of your life as an artist or as an athlete."
- John Irving

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Monday, April 7, 2014

"Lyndon Johnson was thirteen of the most interesting and difficult people I ever met."
- Bill Moyers

Thursday, April 3, 2014

"The more user friendly it is, the more likely it'll be used."
- Bill Clinton

Tuesday, April 1, 2014