(The best things I come across from books, music, and conversations)
Blow up your TV. —John Prine
Success seems to larely be a matter of holding on after others have let go. —William Faulkner
Silent and listen are same set of letters.
Nelson Mandela’s birth name means “Troublemaker.” (Thanks, J D!)
Respect will outlast cash. —K r s 1
You’d be hard-pressed to put me into a situation where I’d be miserable. —Nick Offerman
I think socializing on the Internet is to socializing what reality TV is to reality. —Aaron Sorkin
Now I am a shadow
I long for the boundaries
of my wandering
and I move
with the energy of your prayer
and I move
in the direction of your prayer
for you are kneeling
like a bouquet
in a cave of bone
behind my forehead
and I move toward a love
you have dreamed for me
—Leonard Cohen, “This Is For You”
Carl Jung saying that “Modern people don’t see God because they don’t look low enough” or “No tree, it is said, can grow to heaven unless it’s roots reach down to hell.” I bet he hadda been a blues fan. ? —From my brilliant friend Brian Sullivan
To avoid conflict is to incubate it. —The Doc
Discipline without freedom is tyranny, freedom without discipline is chaos. —Colleen Hightower
(on mixing) You’re selling your tastes, not your skill… —Dave Pensado
Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill. —Barbara Tuckman
My favorite part of the Bible is where Jesus gives money to the rich, tells the poor to suck it up, and asks for Caesar’s birth certificate… oh wait… —Random meme
Some ideas were so stupid only intellectuals could believe in them. —George Orwell
The most dangerous person in the world is a person with no hope. —John Hope Bryant
Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain, difficulty… I have never in my life envied a human being who led an easy life. I have envied a great many people who led difficult lives and led them well. —Theodore Roosevelt
Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter the least. —Goethe
The majority of what you want will come from the minority of what you do. —Pareto
There is some good in the worst of us, and some evil in the best of us. —MLK
400 citizens have more wealth than 50 percent of the entire United States.
3 people have more than 160 million others.
85 people have the wealth of 3.5 billion on the entire planet.
Let me ask you one question
Is your money that good?
Will it buy you forgiveness?
Do you think that it could?
I think you will find
When your death takes its toll
All the money you made
Will never buy back your soul
—Bob Dylan, “Masters of War”
To do everything is to do nothing.
Busy is out of control. —Derek Sivers
Your financial health is related directly to your power, safety and future. —J H B
America is a nation of immigrants who forgot where they came from and poor people who think they’ll soon be rich. —Thor Benson
A line that murders dreams is “It’s always been this way.”
Immigrants and their children founded more than 40% of Fortune 500 companies, which collectively employ more than 10m people and generate total annual revenues of more than 4.2 trillion dollars. —John Hope Bryant
When you start with a necessary evil, and then over time the necessity passes away, what’s left? —Matthew Scully, Dominion: The Power of Man, the Suffering of Animals, and the Call to Mercy
Poor animals, how jealously they guard their bodies, for to us is merely an evening’s meal, but to them is life itself. —T. Casey Brennan
You can learn a lot more by what a man does than by what he says. —Kevin Costner
I don’t want to know the rules. I’ll just do what I do, and I can pay people to come in and tidy things up. —Danger Mouse
If your love doesn’t scare you, then it isn’t big enough. —Unknown
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