“The reasonable man adapts himself to the conditions that surround him. The unreasonable man adapts surrounding conditions to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” —George Bernard Shaw
“We are still a long way from the camera that would be, oh, like the telephone: something that you use all day long…a camera which you would use not on the occasion of parties only, or of trips only, or when your grandchildren came to see you, but a camera that you would use as often as your pencil or your eyeglasses.” —Edwin Land
“The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country.” —Abraham Lincoln
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” —Theodore Roosevelt
“To abstain from enjoyment which is in our power, or to seek distant rather than immediate results, are among the most painful exertions of the human will” —N.W. Senior
“Skate where the pucks going, not where it’s been.” —Wayne Gretzky
MADD Souped! Over a trivial accomplishment...
I’m still pleased with myself for researching, purchasing and installing my own RAM this past week. Now I can run 20 tabs on Chrome and Safari simultaneously (#DontJudgeMe) and not be slowed down!
“I would love for people to look at my career and say that I maximized everything I possibly could — every ounce of talent I had, I got the most out of it. And if people can say that about me, I would be very happy.” —Kobe Bryant
“This is a game people sometimes play with musicians: that to be real, to be authentic, you have to hate having money or that success has to feel like such a burden that you want to kill yourself. But whoever said that artists shouldn’t pay attention to their business was probably someone with their hand in some artist’s pocket.” —Jay-Z
“Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.” —Dalai Lama
“Non, rien de rien. Non, je ne regrette rien. Ni le bien, qu’on m’a fait. Ni le mal; tout ça m’est bien égal!” —Edith Piaf Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
“The inspiration for the slogan ‘Just Do It’ came from a man who was about to be executed in Utah.” —Dan Weiden (Art & Copy)