Archive for the ‘assertion’ Category

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.”
– Steve Jobs

Saturday, September 17th, 2011

“I do or die, but I never cancel out.”
– Pat Nixon

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

“When I first heard Elvis’s voice I just knew that I wasn’t going to work for anybody, and nobody was going to be my boss.”
– Bob Dylan

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

“You can’t be a critic by simply being a griper. One has also to search out the examples of good work.”
– Wendell Berry

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

“Only those who risk going too far can ever possibly find out how far one can go.”
- T S Eliot

Friday, March 11th, 2011

“The road to “hell yeah” is paved with ass fault.”
– Andy Caploe

Monday, November 15th, 2010

“Cigarettes and whiskey and wild, wild women, they’ll drive you crazy, they’ll drive you in-sane.”
– Red Bogart

Monday, November 15th, 2010

“It’s not snobbery, It’s breeding.”
– Steve Rule

Sunday, August 22nd, 2010

“Problems are the price of progress. Don’t bring me anything but trouble. Good news weakens me.”
– Charles F. Kettering

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.”
– Dalai Lama

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.”
– Will Rogers

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true and also fierce you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her.”
– Winston Churchill

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.”
– Russell Baker

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going,
but I’m on my way.”
–Carl Sandburg

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“There is no security in this life. There is only opportunity.”
–Douglas MacAurthur

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.”
–Henry Ford

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“Hold my beer and watch this!”
– Famous last words department

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“When I was a boy and other boys were lying awake wondering how girls worked, I was lying awake thinking about the Triumph TR6. What’s wrong with that?”
– James May

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“I would rather play Chiquita Banana and have my swimming pool than play Bach and starve.”
– Xavier Cugat

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“None of the characters I’ve played are really like me. That would be boring. It wouldn’t be acting.”
– Anna Paquin

Sunday, June 20th, 2010

“First of all I would like to make one thing quite clear. I never explain anything.”
– Mary Poppins

Monday, June 7th, 2010

“Like all artists I want to cheat death a little and contribute something to the next generation.”
– Dennis Hopper

Monday, June 7th, 2010

“The journey we take with our artists and performers must surely include the hard truths of mortality, the fading of our powers. For the majority of Andrews audience, the pleasure was sharing a space with their icon, and being taken on a carefully constructed nostalgic journey in which her croaky singing would have added a bittersweet emotional tug to the encounter. Perhaps those angered at the vocal limitations of a 74-year-old woman are actually in a kind of denial, shocked to be confronted not just with evidence of their heroine’s mortality, but their own.”
– Neil McCormick

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

“Several members of the house had been fleeced in a game of penny-ante poker by this reporter, a very average card player. Seven-card stud, it seemed, was looked on as an activity in which the very considerable intelligence of these men and women could lie completely dormant.”
– Elena Kagan

Monday, May 10th, 2010

“To fix one’s car is not merely to use up time, it is to have a different experience of time, of one’s car, and of oneself.”
– Matthew B. Crawford

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

“You are an apocalyptic dingleberry.”
– James May

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

“I had final cut, they wanted me to re-edit it, I refused.”
– Dennis Hopper

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

“A good rousing sneeze, one that tears open your collar and throws your hair into your eyes, is really one of life’s sensational pleasures.”
– Robert Benchley

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

“I hope there’s a tinge of disgrace about me. Hopefully, there’s one good scandal left in me yet.”
– Diana RIgg

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“I think we all have a need to know what we do not need to know.”
– William Safire

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Seize a task. Break it down. Get it done.”
– Grumpus Wombat

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.”
– Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“To see what is right, and not to do it, is want of courage or of principle.”
– Confucius

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“All who wander are not lost.”
– JRR Tolkein

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful.”
– William Morris

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.
– Jimi Hendrix

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I detest life-insurance agents: they always argue that I shall some day die, which is not so.”
– Stephen Leacock

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”
– Walter Bagehot

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Shelving hard decisions is the least ethical course.”
– Adrian Cadbury

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Ending a sentence in a preposition is something up with which I will not put.”
– Winston Churchill

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”
– John F. Kennedy

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.”
– Charles Darwin

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Time will heal a broken heart, just like time will heal his broken arms and legs.”
– Miss Piggy

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“A guitar in my house, accessible, is a semi-automatic weapon against the blues.”
– Thomas Moore

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The scornful nostril and the high head gather not the odors that lie on the track of truth.”
– George Eliot

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censored, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied, chains us all irrevocably.”
– Captain Jean Luc Picard

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
– Dr Seuss

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I am ready to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared to meet me is another matter.”
– Winston Churchill

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Remember folks, street lights timed for 35 mph are also timed for 70 mph.”
– Jim Samuels

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I’d rather be riding my motorcycle thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my motorcycle.”
– Anon

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them.”
– Frederick Douglass

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“All we’re doing is passing our savings on to our client base.”
– Bernard Madoff

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Never take ‘no’ for an answer from someone not authorized to say ‘yes’.”
– Anon

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“However much pride may go before a fall, it may be far more useful after one.”
– Benedict Carey

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Before enlightenment – chop wood, carry water. After enlightenment – chop wood, carry water.”
– Zen Buddhist Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.”
– Montesquieu

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Our business is infested with idiots who try to impress by using pretentious jargon.”
– David Ogilvy

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“America was born of revolt, flourished on dissent, became great through experimentation.”
– Henry Steele Commager

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“There is nothing so skillful in its own defense as imperious pride.”
– Helen Hunt Jackson

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“In America we like everybody to know about all the good work we are doing anonymously.”
– Jay Leno

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.”
– Mae West

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Equality of opportunity is freedom, but equality of outcome is repression.”
– Dick Feagler

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Government does not grow by seizing our freedoms, but by assuming our responsibilities.”
– Michael Cloud

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none.”
– Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“If you lose your ability to fail, soon you will lose your ability to succeed.”
– Jeb Hensarling

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me.”
– Dudley Field Malone

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“You get what you get. No less, and certainly no more.”
– Colin G. Beer

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Linux: The OS people choose without $200,000,000 of persuasion.”
– Mike Coleman

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results.”
– Winston Churchill

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“We take the shortest route to the puck and arrive in ill humor.”
– Bobby Clarke

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”
– Andre Gide

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“So much of what we call management consists in making it difficult for people to work.”
– Peter Drucker

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Frugality without creativity is deprivation.”
– Amy Dacyczyn

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other.”
– Frank Loyd Wright

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I’d like to think I haven’t done my best yet.”
– Don Johnson

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The only people who have anything to fear from free software are those whose products are worth even less.”
– David Emery

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I am using Linux every day to up my productivity – so up yours!”
– Joe Sloan

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“There are many examples of companies and countries that have improved their competitiveness and efficiency by adopting open source strategies. The creation of skills through all levels is of fundamental importance to both companies and countries.”
– Mark Shuttleworth

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.”
– Aldous Huxley

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“In the modern world of business, it is useless to be a creative, original thinker unless you can also sell what you create.”
– David Ogilvy

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Bad planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.”
– Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Ah, the first rule of public speaking – always start with a joke.”
– Jon Stewart

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“You see, most blokes, you know, will be playing at ten. You’re on ten here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you’re on ten on your guitar. Where can you go from there? Where?”br>– Nigel Tufnel

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“You have delighted us long enough.”
- Jane Austen

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Vote early and often.”
– Al Capone

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I am not motivated by recognition, I just do things I like doing – racing, shagging, eating and drinking.”
– David Coulthard

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“When old age is good, youth is forgotten.”
– Ancient Norse Saying

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“I haven’t a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices.”
– Mark Twain

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“Movement is tranquility dear boy.”
– Stirling Moss

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“It is decidedly not true that ‘nice guys finish last’”
– Alan Greenspan

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“The minimum qualifications for Grace are surrender of ego.”
– Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“If your world doesn’t allow you to dream, move to one where you can.”
– Billy Idol

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man’s.”
William Blake

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“I’ll snatch you bald-headed!”
– Nathaniel Glidden

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“When there’s an elephant in the room introduce him.”
– Randy Pausch

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“When I want something to happen, I wave my Boomerang Toomerang Soomerang.”
– Lady Elaine Fairchilde

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“When someone is impatient and says, “I haven’t got all day,” I always wonder, How can that be? How can you not have all day?”
– George Carlin

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Robin: “You can’t get away from Batman that easy!”
Batman: “Easily.”
Robin: “Easily?”
Batman: “Good grammar is essential, Robin.”

Thursday, March 4th, 2010