Quotes from my Journal   2 comments

Duofold & WebbieI keep a journal in a Rhodia Web Notebook (“Webbie”). I’m about halfway through it, with the first entry dated September 29, 2010. I write all sorts of things, including quotes. These are either somewhat inspiring, amusing, or simply make me smile.

I thought I would share them. The date represents the day it was written down. I’ve linked to sources where possible.

9/30/2010: “What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor: that is the whole Torah, while the rest is commentary; go and learn it.” –Hillel

10/15/2010: “Science is like sex. Sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.”–Commenter on IO9

11/10/2010: “I’m an American, and we don’t let ignorance stop us from forming opinions.”*–Dan Savage

12/21/2010: “We’d never get anywhere if some of us weren’t impatient and ungrateful.” — Farhad Manjoo

2/13/2011: “Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. you have a life.” –Dear Sugar

4/1/2011: “I couldn’t get used to the way the disposable poly pen shat pasty ink onto the slick machine-made paper.”–Neal Stephenson, Anathem

4/21/2011: “When you eliminate the life that is killing you, you save your true life.” — Dr. Bernie Siegle

6/6/2011: “Here’s why I envy bike manufacturers: when asked ‘what do you do?’ they can respond with a straight face, ‘I make fun.’”–Patrick Brady, Red Kite Prayer

7/1/2011: We have to let go of the notion that for Apple to win, Microsoft has to lose. we have to embrace the notion that for Apple to win, Apple has to do a really good job.” –Steve Jobs (1997)

7/8/2011: “Luck is an accident that happens to the competent.” –Albert M. Greenfield

7/13/2011: “Top tip for dealing with failure: set a time limit on mourning.”@terreece

10/1/2011: “Integrity is doing the right thing when no one else is watching.”–via @ichadman

11/2/2011: “I firmly believe that someone who’s being a dick about something is obliged to be a logically consistent dick.”*–Dan Savage

11/10/2011: “Fairy tales don’t tell children that dragons exist…Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be slain.”–via Post Secret

Do you have quotes that inspire, amuse, or make you smile?

*Link may be NSFW.


Posted 2011-11-17 by Mr. Guilt in Quotes from My Journal, rant

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