Archive for the ‘inspiration’ 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

“There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.”
– Sir Francis Bacon

Sunday, August 7th, 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

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

Friday, March 11th, 2011

“Friends! trust not the heart of that man for whom old clothes are not venerable.”
– Thomas Carlyle

Friday, March 11th, 2011

“If you stay up, you get the songs that everyone else misses because they’re asleep.”
– Keith Richards

Monday, November 15th, 2010

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

Monday, November 15th, 2010

“I am utterly looking forward to spending my summer in close proximity to you, and I will provide you with much ale”
– Oz Clarke

Monday, November 15th, 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

“I was just on pure rainbow power.”
– Paul Vasquez

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.”
– Will Rogers

Friday, July 30th, 2010

“It is the eye of ignorance that assigns a fixed and unchangeable color to every object; beware of this stumbling block.”
– Paul Gauguin

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

“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

“Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one.”
– Duke Ellington

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

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

Monday, June 7th, 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

“I always felt that I came up short in the education department, but I’ve come to the conclusion that we all get an education. And somehow over the years, I managed to get one.”
– Michael J. Fox

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

“The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.”
– Vince Lombardi

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

“If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.”
– Katharine Hepburn

Monday, March 29th, 2010

“My own prescription for health is less paperwork and more running barefoot through the grass.”
– Terri Guillemets

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

“If you are going to pretend it’s youth, you are going to miss it.”
- Betty Freidan

Friday, March 19th, 2010

“The old cathedrals are good, but the great blue dome that hangs over everything is better.”
– Thomas Carlyle

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“Never accept the dictum that the opinion of one person does not count.”
– Nathaniel F. Glidden

Monday, March 15th, 2010

“You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.”
– Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Self-expression must pass into communication for its fulfillment.”
– Pearl S. Buck

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“A bit of fragrance clings to the hand that gives flowers.”
– Chinese Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Never fear shadows. They simply mean there’s a light shining somewhere nearby.”
– Ruth E. Renkel

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

“Bureaucracy is the death of all sound work”
– Albert Einstein

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“You can’t just cut out play. Practically everything in my Museum-Go-Round is play and I’m not going to cut it out.”
– Lady Elaine Fairchilde

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

“Because if you don’t entertain, nobody’s listening.”
– Bud Schulberg

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

“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

“Time’s fun when you’re having flies.”
– Kermit The Frog

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

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

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.”
– Stephen W. Hawking

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.”
– Mark Twain

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The best thing you can do behind a person’s back is give them a pat.”
– Anon

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“There is hopeful symbolism in the fact that flags do not wave in a vacuum.”
– Arthur C. Clarke

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“A room should reflect its occupant.”
– James T. Kirk

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

“The best alarm clock is sunshine on chrome.”
– Anon

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

“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

“Has anyone seen my shoes? I kicked them off in a fit of joy.”
– Dane Cook

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Act, and you shall have dinner; wait, and you shall be dinner.”
– Klingon Proverb

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

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

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

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

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I’d put my money on the sun and solar energy. What a source of power! I hope we don’t have to wait ’til oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”
– Thomas Edison

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.”
– Mae West

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I just want it to look like nothing else in the world … and it should be surrounded by a train.”
– Walt Disney

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“I only take Viagra when I’m with more than one woman.”
– Jack Nicholson

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

“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

“Frugality without creativity is deprivation.”
– Amy Dacyczyn

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

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

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“It’s not where you take things from. It’s where you take things to.”
– Jean-Luc Godard

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

“Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.”
– A. A. Milne

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.”
– Jesse Owens

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“As God once said, and I think rightly…”
– Margaret Thatcher<

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
– Winston Churchill

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

“The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.”
– Charles Kuralt

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“It never gets easier, you just go faster.”
– Greg LeMond

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

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

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“One of the most important days of my life was when I learned to ride a bicycle.”
– Michael Pali

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck.”
– Charles Caleb Colton

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“One night I got carried away on a dangerous mixture of French roast and Guiness and accidentally disassembled the whole car.”
– Peter Egan

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“If fishing is a religion, fly fishing is high church.”
– Tom Brokaw

Monday, March 8th, 2010

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

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“A man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly unless he do it in a devout manner.”
– Thomas Carlyle

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“Stirling, like a huge brooch, clasps Highlands and Lowlands together.”
– Alexander Smith

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“I believe in Karma. If the good is sown, the good is collected. When positive things are made, that returns well.”
– Yannick Noah

Monday, March 8th, 2010

“When you drink the water, remember the spring.”
Chinese Proverb

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

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

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Today’s mighty oak is just yesterday’s nut that held its ground.”
– Anonymous

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

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

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“You’ll come up smelling like a rose – with your shoelaces pressed.”
– Nathaniel Glidden

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

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

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.”
– George Carlin

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“The word is no. I am therefore going anyway.”
– James T. Kirk

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“When it’s steamboat time, you steam.”
– Mark Twain

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“The United States is like giant boiler. Once the fire is lighted under it, there is no limit to the power it can generate.”
– Winston Churchill

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Reason and justice tell me there’s more love for humanity in electricity and steam than in chastity and vegetarianism.”
– Anton Chekhov

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Develop your eccentricities while you are young. That way, when you get old, people won’t think you’re going gaga.”
– David Ogilvy

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world.”
– Helen Keller

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“If you know, recognize that you know, If you don’t know, then realize that you don’t know: That is knowledge.”
– Confucius

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

“Don’t buy upgrades; ride up grades.”
– Eddy Merckx

Thursday, March 4th, 2010