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Friday, August 12, 2016

A Collection of Cool Quotes I've Collected Over the Years

"Sometimes the worst disasters can be the best adventures. Later on you'll laugh, the sooner you start the better." 
-Jaik Willis

"To walk, we have to lean forward, lose our balance and begin to fall.  We let go constantly of the previous stability, falling all the time, trusting that we will find a succession of new stabilities with each step."
-Robin Skynner
 British psychotherapist

"Seize the time.  Live Now.  Make Now always the most important time.  Now will never come again."
-Patrick Stewart   

“In a fight between a bear and an alligator, what determines the outcome is the terrain.” 
-Marc Andreessen

Three facts of life at 62
  (1) Never pass up a chance to urinate,
  (2) Never trust a fart,
  (3) Always, always honor an erection, whether you're by yourself or not."
                             -Sheridan Garrison

Related facts of Life
·      Never play cards with someone named “Pops”
·      Never eat at a place that has the word “Mom’s” in the title

"Quid latine dictum sit, altum viditur"     
(“Everything said in Latin sounds profound")

Embrace life and live  - allow yourself some humanity mirrored with loads of humor, mixed with heapings of the following: tolerance, passion, grace, intimacy and satire..... for life is elegance in diversity

You fool! You fell victim to one of the classic blunders! The most famous is never get involved in a land war in Asia, but only slightly less well-known is this: never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha...
- The Princess Bride

"When the chips are down, only the buffalo standeth relieved"

 “He who laughs last thinks the slowest”

The Single-Bullet Theory
I’m a believer in the single-bullet theory.  You can fall in love and make love many times but there is only one bullet with your name etched on the side.  And if you are lucky enough to be shot with that bullet then the wound never heals.

Roy Lindell might have had Martha Gessler’s name on a bullet.  I don’t know.  What I do know is that Eleanor Wish had been my bullet.  She had pierced me through and through.  There were other women before and other women since but the wound she left was always there.  I would always bleed for her.  There was just the way it had to be. There is no end of things in the heart.
-Michael Connelly, Lost Light 

On Teachers
"In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest honor and highest responsibility anyone could have."
-Lee Iacocca

Aspirations & Commitment
Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (& creation), there is one elementary truth—ignorance of which kills countless ideas & splendid plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves, too. All sorts of things occur to help that would never have otherwise occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents & meetings & material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and imagination in it. Begin it now.
-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the gorilla is tired."
-Robert Strauss

Things it’s okay to fake
·       confidence
·       laughter (at rehearing jokes)
·       delight at a present
·       interest – even if only as long as an elevator ride
·       ignorance when someone guesses a secret you’ve sworn not to tell.

Things it’s not okay to fake
·       friendship and love
·       sobriety if you’re even THINKING of driving
·       belief in a friend
·       an apology
·       education and experience when applying for a job
·       tolerance for an offensive joke

In life, you get what you pay for.
Except with life insurance.  
Then someone else gets what you pay for.

In the end it will be okay. If it's not okay, it's not the end.

If you're waiting for a sign, this is it. Do it. It will be amazing.

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