Lisa Williams Quotations

The only way to last a really long time is to build something useful enough that people will want to keep it going after you die, and to cultivate a sense of ownership in other people. In short: make good … Read the rest

James Howard Kunstler

-Anybody who thinks we’re going to be using cars twenty-five years from now the way we’ve been accustomed to using them in the recent past ought to have his head examined. That phase of our national history is over….

-The … Read the rest

Gore Vidal

-I’m a born-again atheist.

-It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.

-Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically, by definition, be disqualified from ever doing so.

-Style is knowing who you are, what you … Read the rest

Gregg Levoy

-When you’re on the right path, the universe winks and nods at you from time to time, to let you know.

-Passion is what we are most deeply curious about, most hungry for, will most hate to lose in life. … Read the rest

Lucretius Quotations

Look at a man in the midst of doubt and danger, and you will learn in his hour of adversity what he really is. It is then that true utterances are wrung from the recesses of his breast. The mask … Read the rest

Charles Mingus Quotations

-Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can play weird–that’s easy. What’s hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple complicated is commonplace–making the complicated simple, awesomely simple–that’s creativity.
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Robert Redford

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?
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John Heider

-When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

-If you want to be free, learn to live simply. Use what you have and be content where you are.
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Michael Frayn

You can create a good impression on yourself by being right . . . but for creating a good impression on others there is nothing to beat being totally and catastrophically wrong.”
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Madeleine L’Engle Quotations

-When we are writing, or painting, or composing, we are, during the time of creativity, freed from normal restrictions, and are opened to a wider world, where colors are brighter, sounds clearer, and people more wondrously complex than we normally … Read the rest

Warren Bennis Quotations

-Good leaders make people feel that they’re at the very heart of things, not at the periphery. Everyone feels that he or she makes a difference to the success of the organization. When that happens people feel centered and that … Read the rest

Ha Gakure (Hidden Leaves)

-…when your thinking rises above concern for your own welfare, wisdom which is independent of thought appears.

-Get beyond love and grief; exist for the good of man.

-if you are slain in battle, you should be resolved to have … Read the rest

Joseph Cornell

Let my mind become silent,
And my thoughts come to rest.
I want to be
All that is before me.
In self-forgetfulness,
I become everything.
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Lu Xun Quotations

-Hope cannot be said to exist, nor can it be said not to exist. It is just like roads across the earth. For actually the earth had no roads to begin with, but when many men pass one way, a … Read the rest