Tag: Quotes

Have a destination
“If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” — Yogi Berra
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Our job is to love others
“Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody’s business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy.” —Thomas Merton
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Courage vs Stupidity
“Courage is knowing it might hurt, and doing it anyway. Stupidity is the same. And that’s why life is hard.” —Jeremy Goldberg
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Our job in life
“As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has ― or ever will have ― something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and...
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Piloting time's flight
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” ― Michael Altshuler
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Clarity creates trust
“Unclear or incomplete requests, offers, and commitments are often the source of unintended breaches of trust.” —Charles Feltman
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The language of dreams
George R.R. Martin, “On Fantasy”. The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real … for a moment at least … that long magic moment before we wake. Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality...
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Culture guides success
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” —Peter Drucker
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Start at the epicenter
“When you start anything new, there are forces pulling you in a variety of directions. There’s stuff you could do, the stuff you want to do, and the stuff you have to do. The stuff you have to do is where you should begin. Start at the epicenter.” —Jason Fried
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Brand values
“To me, marketing is about values. This is a very complicated world, it’s a very noisy world. And we’re not going to get the chance to get people to remember much about us. No company is. So we have to be really clear on what we want them to know about us.” — Steve Jobs
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Time is the substance I am made of
“Time is the substance I am made of. Time is a river which sweeps me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger which destroys me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire which consumes me, but I am the fire.” —Jorge Luis Borges
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The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready
“The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s 11:30. This is something Lorne [Michaels] has said often about Saturday Night Live, but I think it’s a great lesson about not being too precious about your writing. You have to try your hardest to be at the top of your game and...
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Self-awareness is work
“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing to notice shapes our thoughts and deeds.” —R. D. Laing
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Music is complimenting
“As a guitar player… my role is to be present with love and not step on his vocals. Everything I’ve ever done… I am part and parcel of a complete voice. I’m not anybody’s shadow—and I’m not going to disrupt their light. But I am part of the whole song. I learned...
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The shortcut to success
“The shortcut is doing the hard thing you don’t want to do. The longer you delay, the longer the path.” —Shane Parrish
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