Tag: Quotes

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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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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Take nothing for granted
“I remember times when you and I were walking and, without prompting, you reached out and took my hand, your little fingers sliding into mine. I would like to tell you how that felt, but it is too big for words.” An excerpt from ‘Finding Chicka” by Mitch Albom Time passes in the blink of an eye. Take...
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Examples > Opinions
“The world is changed by examples, not by opinions.” – Paul Coelho
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Imperfect action > No action
“If we wait for the moment when everything is ready, we shall never begin.” —Ivan Turgenev I was reminded (and inspired) of these words by the work of my friend Meena McCullough. It takes courage to take those first steps. Always.
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It's good to be silly at the right moment
Mix a little foolishness with your prudence; it’s good to be silly at the right moment. – Horace
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The courage to unlearn
“It takes curiosity to learn. It takes courage to unlearn. Learning requires the humility to admit what you don’t know today. Unlearning requires the integrity to admit that you were wrong yesterday. Learning is how you evolve. Unlearning is how you keep up as the world evolves.” –...
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People first, always
“Sometimes the most ordinary things could be made extraordinary, simply by doing them with the right people.” —Elizabeth Green
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The challenge of being yourself
“Man, sometimes it takes you a long time to sound like yourself.” – Miles Davis
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Invent your own life’s meaning
“Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement. In a culture that relentlessly promotes avarice and excess as the good life, a person happy doing his own work is usually considered an eccentric, if not a subversive. Ambition is only understood if it’s to rise...
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Turn people into trees
“When you go out into the woods, and you look at trees, you see all these different trees. And some of them are bent, and some of them are straight, and some of them are evergreens, and some of them are whatever. And you look at the tree and you allow it. You see why it is the way it is. You sort...
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Our perception vs reality
“Life is rarely about what happened—it’s mostly about what we think happened.” – Chuck Klosterman
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Feel the emotion fully
“We are healed of a suffering only by experiencing it to the full.” —Marcel Proust
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