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Monday, March 7, 2011

My favorite quotes- some things to reflect on


I've been burning the midnight oil of late writing my business plan to unite Hollywood and Silicon Valley. Until I can make another full blog post, I hope you find something here inspiring.

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defined path: "...most people are like a falling leaf that drifts and turn in the air, flutters and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path."


Siddhartha by Hermann Hess
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Someone who doesnt know what they want probably doesnt want what they have" anonymous
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“You have to have a dream for it to come true”
Steven Schimmel
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"Any important design must be ready to be loved and hated in equal measure."

Matt Davis 
Designing a Proper Ferrari. 
Winding Road Magazine
 issue 11.0
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Resentment
“Like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.”
Anonymous
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“Do not regret the past. Do not speculate about the future. Live fully in the present by seeing things the way they really are.”
Buddha
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What does not kill me makes for great stories later"

Steve Schimmel 1993, in Kenya Africa


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"There is a point beyond which self-revelation can be damaging. And one of the flaws in my character, which I have not fully fathomed, is the urge to reveal myself."

George Soros; The Alchemy of Finance, 1987

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"A man changes slowly during every phase of his life until he realizes with a start that it is difficult for him to remember and recognize his former self. Thus life is a series of rebirths, and the beginning of each new phase is like a sudden leap over a chasm which streches, insurmountably behind one so that there is no return to the past"

Mika Waltari, The Etruscan, 1956."


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"I believe people see something alien in me and the real reason for this is that in my youth, I was never young and now that I am entering the age of maturity, I cannot mature properly. There was a time when I was all ambition and eager to learn...Now for a long time I have known that I am not a genious and cannot understand how I ever could have wanted to be one."

Sigmund Freud.


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"We shall not cease from exploration. And at the end of all or exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time"

T.S. Elliot


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"Somebody once complained to Socrates that his foreign travels had done him no good and was told in reply 'That's not surprising sicne you took yourself with you'."

Seneca


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"If you are going to do it. Do it right.

my beloved grandpa


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“It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless"

Giacomo Casanova


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"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible"

Lord Kelvin, President, Royal Society, 1895.


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"The secret to success is as secret as common sense is common....Confidence & Follow-through.

Steve Schimmel
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“All the happiness there is in the world
 arises from wishing others to be happy.
 All the suffering there is in the world
 arises from wishing oneself to be happy.”

Shantideva.
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and finally... I made this when I was 21 and had just moved to San Francisco. Ive had this image nearby from my darkest days to my brightest nights. It is important to believe in something...and it might as well be yourself.

1 comment:

hovikm said...

“You have to have a dream for it to come true” reminds Richard Bach's "You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however."

(Also, Siddhartha's author's name is Hermann Hesse)

Thanks for the post!