March 30, 2015

Jim Fox: My father...

My father always told me, Find a job you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life.
/Jim Fox/

March 29, 2015

Baruch Spinoza: What everyone...

What everyone wants from life is continuous and genuine happiness.
/Baruch Spinoza/

March 27, 2015

Jack Irons: I could...

I could not finish the rest of the tours the band had planned. I was replaced by Matt Cameron. The next years of my life were about recovery, healing, and right living. I never lost the need to create.
/Jack Irons/

March 25, 2015

James Taylor: People should...

People should watch out for three things: avoid a major addiction, don't get so deeply into debt that it controls your life, and don't start a family before you're ready to settle down.
/James Taylor/

William Faulkner: It is...

It is my aim, and every effort bent, that the sum and history of my life, which in the same sentence is my obit and epitaph too, shall be them both: He made the books and he died.
/William Faulkner/

March 23, 2015

Douglas Coupland: Here’s my...

Here's my theory about meetings and life; the three things you can't fake are erections, competence and creativity. That's why meetings become toxic they put uncreative people in a situation in which they have to be something they can never be. And the more effort they put into concealing their inabilities, the more toxic the meeting becomes. One of the most common creativity-faking tactics is when someone puts their hands in prayer position and conceals their mouth while they nod at you and say, 'Mmmmmm. Interesting.' If pressed, they'll add, 'I'll have to get back to you on that.' Then they don't say anything else.
/Douglas Coupland/

March 22, 2015

Robert Burton: Every man...

Every man hath a good and a bad angel attending on him in particular all his life long.
/Robert Burton/

Robert Mowry Bell: Could life...

Could life so end, half told; its school so fail?<BR>Soul, soul, there is a sequel to thy tale!
/Robert Mowry Bell/

Andy Beckett: I've got...

I've got this friend who's been a junkie for 25 years. He said to me when Trainspotting came out, 'Why have you written this book? You've only been a junkie for five minutes.' Welsh's eyes dim for a moment. Well actually, it was 18 months. He seems keen to go on. It was a stupidity and a weakness. I've not touched it for years, but it's in your vocabulary. If something bad happens in your life, it's always there in the background, waiting for you to trip up. Welsh kept a diary when he was on heroin; sometimes the odd note, sometimes whole therapeutic pages about addiction. Trainspotting in embryo.
/Andy Beckett/

March 21, 2015

Harper Lee: As you...

As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it - whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.
/Harper Lee/

March 20, 2015

Emmeline Pankhurst: There is...

There is something that Governments care for far more than human life, and that is the security of property, and so it is through property that we shall strike the enemy. Be militant each in your own way. I incite this meeting to rebellion.
/Emmeline Pankhurst/

March 18, 2015

Michael Eisner: Succeeding is...

Succeeding is not really a life experience that does that much good. Failing is a much more sobering and enlightening experience.
/Michael Eisner/

David Gerrold: The problem...

The problem with the gene pool is that there's no lifeguard.
/David Gerrold/

March 17, 2015

Lee H. Hamilton: I can...

I can assure you, public service is a stimulating, proud and lively enterprise. It is not just a way of life, it is a way to live fully.
/Lee H. Hamilton/

March 16, 2015

Cat Stevens: I enjoy...

I enjoy life. I think I'll enjoy death even more.
/Cat Stevens/