Posts tagged ‘perspective’

2014

fatherhood

Remember. Before your father was a parent, he was a person. Young, and confused, just like you.

Phillip Toledano, The Reluctant Father (2014)

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2013

everything

Everything is interesting if you go into it deeply enough.

Richard P. Feynman, Omni interview, “The Smartest Man in the World” (1979)

2013

watching

You can observe a lot by watching.

Yogi Berra, title of his book (2009)

2013

respected

…we equally believed that those who stood against us held just as sacred convictions that were the opposite of ours, and we respected them as every man with a heart must respect those who give all for their belief.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, “Memorial Day,” (1884)

2013

adventures

To a man of genius they were interesting adventures; but to the dull perceptions of an ordinary individual they would have been stale, everyday occurrences.

Arthur Schopenhauer, The Wisdom of Life (1897)

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2013

discovery

Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.

Albert Szent-Györgyi, Bioenergetics (1957)

2013

every one of us

Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.

Carl Sagan, Cosmos (1980)

2013

sad

Every heart has its secret sorrows which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Hyperion (1839)

2013

fail

They promised us life in space, flying cars, and jetpacks but all we got were pocket-sized rectangles containing all human knowledge. FAIL.

Jason Kottke, “Life in Space” (2013)

2013

notice

I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, “If this isn’t nice I don’t know what is.

Kurt Vonnegut, “Knowing What’s Nice” in In These Times (2003)

2013

denial

It’s not denial. I’m just very selective about the reality I accept.

Bill Watterson, Calvin & Hobbes (1992)

2013

exciting

I think I’m greedy, but I’m not greedy for money – I think that can be a burden – I’m greedy for an exciting life. I want it to be exciting all the time, and I get it, actually. On the other hand, I can find excitement, I admit, in raindrops falling on a puddle and a lot of people wouldn’t. I intend to have it exciting until the day I fall over.

David Hockney in A Bigger Message: Conversations with David Hockney (2011)

2013

reaching

If you’re gonna win, win graceful; If you’re gonna love, love faithful; If you’re gonna learn, learn by teaching; If you’re gonna fall, fall reaching.

 Chris Ward, “Fall Reaching” (1996)

2013

step back / take in

When you’re in your 20s and have that leadership gene, the bad thing is that you don’t know when to shut up. You think you know all the answers, but you don’t. What you learn later is when to just listen to everybody else…Creativity cannot explode if you do not have the ability to step back, take in what everybody else says and then fuse it with your own ideas.

Francesca Zambello, interview with the New York Times (2013)

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