This is the latest round of Quotes from My Journal, starting the first third-or-so of my Leuchtturm 1917 journal. As always, I found them are either somewhat inspiring, amusing, or simply make me smile.
I do try to keep in mind: wisdom may be reduced to one or two pithy lines, but there is usually a lot of nuance and experience behind it.
“A man who views the world the same at fifty as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.”–Muhammad Ali
“When a man wants to murder a tiger, he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity. The distinction between crime and justice is no greater.”–George Bernard Shaw
“Dear speaker, your powerpoint slides should be visual aids, not closed captioning. [sic]”–@aneyekunkayo
“Promote what you love instead of bashing what you hate.”–unknown.
“Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride.”–Eddy Merckx
“Dogs don’t have a choice but to be with us. They were literally bred to love us. We made them as much as possible in our own image. Cats, on the other hand, are self-interested, half-feral jerks, but they choose to be with us anyway. That’s what makes cats awesome.“–Pope Guilty on MeFi
“Once perfected, communication technologies rarely die out completely; rather, they shrink to fit particular niches in the global info-structure.”–William Gibson, Cyberspace: the First Steps
“Being a good cook has always also been about being smart enough and humble enough to learn when given [the] chance.“–Anthoy Bourdain (true of most pursuits)