Saturday, December 31, 2016

match point

"The problem with athletics is you spend a third of your life not preparing for the other two-thirds."
- Andre Agassi

Friday, December 30, 2016

Sunday, December 25, 2016


"He looks like he's from the 1950s, but thinks like he's from the 1650s."

put the pen down

"There's a fine line between urgency and anxiety."
- Stephen Colbert

Saturday, December 17, 2016

American Dream

"It's called that because you have to be asleep to believe it."
- George Carlin

Thursday, December 8, 2016

it is worse

"Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd."

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

in the fields

"We're all fucking peasants in the end."
- John Lennon

Monday, December 5, 2016

to dwarf

Mussolini's fascist architecture.

Saturday, December 3, 2016


"The best deals are where you squirm a little bit."
- Kevin O'Leary

rock and roll

"Before there was Elvis, there was nothing."
- John Lennon

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Great Compromiser

"A good compromise is when both parties are dissatisfied."
- Henry Clay

Monday, November 28, 2016

management consulting 101

"Maybe if I confuse them they will agree with me."
Scott McGillivray

current state of the art

Current brain medicine is like shooting a shotgun at it from 30 feet away. With continued progress,  it'll be like firing a rifle at it from 3 inches away. Then ultimately molecular microns away.
- An amalgamation of the words expressed by Dr. Jorge Soni, Dr Eric Kandel, among others.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016


"I break this law in service of a higher law."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

on rock & roll

"The narrative you tell together is bigger than can be told on your own."
- Bruce Springsteen

Sunday, November 20, 2016


"If your dreams don't scare you, they aren't big enough."
-  Muhammad Ali

Saturday, November 19, 2016


"A single conversation across the table with a wise man is better than ten years mere study of books."
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Friday, November 18, 2016


"Mid-life is when you reach the top of the ladder only to find out your  ladder is against the wrong wall."
- Tom Ford

gothic novelist

Sir Walter Scott [1771-1832] was the first multimillionaire writer.


"I wake up early to wake up the rooster."
- Norm MacDonald

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

general theory

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
- Albert Einstein


"History is a set of lies agreed upon."
- Napoleon


"Never check an interesting fact."
- Howard Hughes

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


"If you must get in trouble, do it at the Chateau Marmont."

Monday, November 14, 2016

victory or death

"Comeback with your shield, or on it."
- Spartan mothers

The most expensive restaurant in the USA

Here. Per person starts at $600.

Japanese proverb

"Once in a lifetime; never again."

Saturday, November 12, 2016

bare bones

“Prose is architecture, not interior decoration.”
- Ernest Hemingway

her hair was so long she could sit on it

- On Anne Boleyn 


"If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool."
- Carl Jung

Friday, November 11, 2016

The motto of Paris

"She is tossed by waves, but does not sink."

resistance to modernity

"History is about change - those who like it and those who resist it."
- Drew Faust, President of Harvard University

on holding a grudge ...

“Resentment is like drinking poison and then hoping it will kill your enemies.”


"Accuse the opposition of exactly what you're doing yourself."

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

how to move to Canada

... here.

Monday, November 7, 2016

it goes both ways

"I'm not voting for her. I'm voting against him."
- Frank Luntz focus group participants

Sunday, November 6, 2016


"Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again."
- Captain James Cook

Saturday, November 5, 2016


"Useful idiot."
- Joseph Stalin

Friday, November 4, 2016


"I wake up at 4:30am and begin drawing by 5am."
- David Adjaye

on Tower Records store clerks

"Everyone was a bit of your friend for 20 minutes or so."
- Bruce Springsteen

Thursday, November 3, 2016

unwarranted self-esteem

"The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt."
- Bertrand Russell

on misfortune

Baroness Spencer-Churchill:
Perhaps it's a blessing in disguise? 
Sir. Winston Churchill:
It's a damn good disguise!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016


"What you don't wish for yourself, don't do to others."
- Confucius [551-479 BC]


Learn more about anxiety here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


"That man's silence is wonderful to listen to. "
- Thomas Hardy

twelve feet for safety

"It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."
- Mark Twain

Sunday, October 23, 2016

the oldest UK pub

... here.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

why wear socks?

"... when they'd eventually get holes in them."
- Albert Einstein

Friday, October 14, 2016

quaked in the presence of god

“Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, 'It might have been.”
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Tuesday, October 11, 2016


"If a theory can't be explained to a child, then it's probably useless."
- Albert Einstein