Category Archives: Quotes

Inspirational and thought provoking quotes

Don’t Drink Soft Drinks

Read nothing from the past one hundred years; eat no fruits from the past one thousand years; drink nothing from the past four thousand years (just wine and water); but talk to no ordinary man over forty. A man without a heroic bent starts dying at the age of thirty.

‘The Bed of Procrustes’ Taleb

Wise Quote

“Something will master and something will serve. Either you run the day or the day runs you; either you run the business or the business runs you.” — Jim Rohn

Very true, you either are in charge or drifting along and more impacted by the gusts of wind that life delivers.

The Things To Do

“The Things to do are: the things that need doing, that you see need to be done, and that no one else seems to see need to be done. Then you will conceive your own way of doing that which needs to be done — that no one else has told you to do or how to do it. This will bring out the real you that often gets buried inside a character that has acquired a superficial array of behaviors induced or imposed by others on the individual.”

— Bucky Fuller

Confucius Say

Confucius Say
Killing two birds with one stone often ends
with hate mail from the humane society.

Confucius Say
The best way to save face, is to keep the
lower part of it shut.

Confucius Say
To make a long story short, don’t tell it.

Confucius Say
A giraffe’s family reunion is called “necks
of kin.”

Confucius Say
A bicycle can’t stand on its own because it
is two-tired.

Confucius Say
Never argue with a fool…he may be doing the
same thing.

Confucius Say
The best way to keep your word is not to give
it.

Confucius Say
A man’s last will and testiment is a dead
give away.

Confucius Say
When you’ve seen one shopping center, you’ve
seen a mall.

Confucius Say
Bad singers break into song because they
can’t find the key.

Confucius Say
The wise speak when they have something to
say,
the fools speak when they have to say
something.

Confucius Say
If you worry about yesterday’s failures,
todays successes will be few.

Confucius Say
The greatest fault is to be conscious of
none.

Confucius Say
He who thinks by the inch and talks by the
yard deserves to be kicked by the foot.

Two Gene Rodenberry Quotes

“A man either lives life as it happens to him, meets it head-on and licks it, or he turns his back on it and starts to wither away.”

“We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes”

Fantastic Writing

I’m reading this fascinating book by Kurt Vonnegut ‘Breakfast of Champions’.

I particulary like this paragraph and the final sentence, excellent imagery.

That was the main reason people in Midland City were so slow to detect insanity in their associates. Their imaginations insisted that nobody changed much from day to day. Their imaginations were flywheels on the ramshackle machinery of the awful truth.