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Gooding and his dog, Silo

(Things I have borrowed, begged, and stolen from books, movies, conversations, etc.)


Scared money can’t win and a worried man can’t love. —Cormac

The brain is a muscle that can move the world. —S. King

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. —T. Robbins

“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 of done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, who face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes up short and short 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 spins 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.” —Teddy Roosevelt

Willie Nelson was called an illiterate songwriter for years starting out. The Beatles can’t read or write music. Oprah was fired as a newscaster starting out… The list goes on and on. YOU WILL FAIL. OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

I believe in the future. I shall live in my car. My radio tuned to the voice of a star… —Paul Simon

Suffering is the wrong use of the mind. —Willie Nelson

Johnny Cash to June Carter after his Springfield radio show, the pain in his jaw really hurting him: “At least it happened to someone who could take it…”

How does it feel to kneel at the feet of the choices you made? —Massive Attack

The best way out is always through. —Robert Frost

You conquer fate by THOUGHT. —Thoreau

Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should. —David Chase discussing Sopranos

I return all my calls no matter what. Therefore, I don’t give out my number very often. —Steve Vai

Heaven favors the prepared.

“They slumped bleary-eyed in their saddles and looked at one another. Shrouded in the black thunderheads the distant lightning glowed mutely like welding seen through foundry smoke. As if repairs were underway at some flawed place in the iron dark of the world.” —Cormac

The right thing is usually the hardest thing to do. —Jason Isbel

“There in the hospital, Billy was having an adventure very common among people without power in time of war. He was trying to prove to a willfully deaf and blind enemy that he was interesting to hear and see.” —Vonnegut

The universe is not only queerer than we suppose, it’s queerer than we CAN suppose. —J. B. S. Haldane.

Josh:It feels like we’re closing off a lot of roads… Leo: good strategy always feels like that. – Sorkin, West Wing

My purpose is to entertain myself first and other people secondly. —John McDonald

Writing is the only thing that, when I do it, I don’t feel like I should be doing something else. —Gloria Steinem

We’re like lightbulbs. If bliss starts growing inside you, it’s like a light; it affects the environment. —D. Lynch

Stay true to yourself—let your voice ring out—and don’t let anybody fiddle with it. —Lynch

Try to get a job that gives you some time—get your sleep and a little bit of food and work as much as you can. —Lynch

Softer than the flower where kindness is concerned; stronger than the thunder where principles are at stake. —Vedic definition of the enlightened

And we live in this hellhole, and we think it’s gotta be this way—but what if we’re wrong? —Lynch


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