Tuesday, May 31, 2016

in theory

"Politics forces you to recognize that there are other people in the room."
- David Brooks

Master Gardener

"Nature abhors a straight line."
- Lancelot "Capability" Brown [1716-1783]

Monday, May 30, 2016

The Scottish Play

[Life] is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.
- Shakespeare's "Macbeth"


"I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.“
Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826]

Sunday, May 29, 2016


"Life is unfair."

black swan

"Life is hugely a matter of luck."
- John Cleese paraphrasing Nassim Taleb

Funeral Eulogy

Saturday, May 28, 2016


"Reinvent yourself after poor choices."
- Lidia Yuknavitch

Famous Last Words

As the 100-year-old Bob Hope lay dying, his wife asked him where he preferred to be buried. His reply was "Surprise me."
- In memory of Isabella Stevenson [1918-2016]


"Africa is sold by its wild animals; Ireland is sold by its people."
- Unknown

Friday, May 27, 2016


"The only way to improve is to face competition."
- Robert Herjavec

Thursday, May 26, 2016


"Beauty is a sign of intelligence."
- Andy Warhol

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

not a foodie

"I love food, but I don't know a thing about it."
- Amy Schumer

Sunday, May 22, 2016


“Never argue with a fool, onlookers may not be able to tell the difference.”
- Mark Twain [1835-1910]

all you need to do

"Just make more good choices than bad ones."
- Warren Buffett


"I'm more scared by failure than I am the accolades that come with success."
- Michael Stahan [born 1971]

Friday, May 20, 2016


"LBJ is eleven of the most interesting people I've ever met."

Thursday, May 19, 2016

page one

The first pages of those books you always meant to read:


Hat Tip: Popbitch

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

love for sale

"I don't think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they're doing the same thing."
- Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

common sense

“A job is about a lot more than a paycheck. It’s about dignity and respect.”
- Joe Biden Sr, father of the current Vice President

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


"I would give up one year of my life to find out what is going to happen in the next forty years."
- Warren Buffett

Monday, May 16, 2016

Sunday, May 15, 2016

History's greatest PR move

"[Convincing the world that] Austria was the country of Beethoven and that Germany was the country of Hitler."
- Konrad Adenauer


Adolf Hitler's personal railway car was called Amerika. The name was changed after America entered the war.

Saturday, May 14, 2016


"I ain't scared of no man, except a crazy man."
- Sonny Liston

Thursday, May 12, 2016


"Dave was a broadcaster who did standup and I'm a standup who did broadcasting."
- Jay Leno

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


“You will inevitably be disappointed and more than likely sent into a manic-depressive state for days” - Chef Anthony Bourdain on ordering a room service hamburger when you’re alone.

Monday, May 9, 2016


Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.


“I would be true, for there are those who trust me; I would be pure, for there are those who care; I would be strong, for there is much to suffer; I would be brave, for there is much to dare; I would be friend of all—the foe—the friendless; I would be giving and forget the gift; I would be humble, for I know my weakness; I would look up and laugh—and love—and lift."
- Harold Arnold Walter [1883-1919]

"the most perfect building in Islam"

Sunday, May 8, 2016


"Dishonesty is very upsetting to me."
- Will Arnett

Saturday, May 7, 2016


"There's no better incentive for an entrepreneur than to prove something."
- Barbara Corcoran

Thursday, May 5, 2016

young man

"Life is the art, not the work."
- Attributed to Robert Mapplethorpe


"Building a company is like baking a cake - you have to have all the right ingredients in the right place."
- Elon Musk

Wednesday, May 4, 2016


An entrepreneur is willing to work 80 hours/week to avoid working 40 hours/week.

"I worked 10 years to become an overnight success."
- Mark Cuban

Monday, May 2, 2016


In winter Woodrow Wilson played with black balls. 


"It's been said that science-fiction and fantasy are two different things. Science-fiction: the improbable made possible. Fantasy: the impossible made probable."
- Rod Serling