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The Unexpected

28 Dec

Sometimes it’s the people no one expects anything from who do the things no one expects.
Benedict Cumberbatch as Alan Turing
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Wrong & Right

28 Dec

Admit when you're wrong. Shut up when you're right.
John Gottman

[via @swissmiss]

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The Field Mouse Is Fast

22 Dec

Remember, the field mouse is fast, but the owl sees at night.
Ted Manson as Chip
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The Odds

19 Dec

The longer you've been right, the sooner you'll be wrong.
Wayne White
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Perimeter of Ignorance

11 Dec

As your area of knowledge grows so does your perimeter of ignorance.
Yaron Schoen
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It’s Just a Business

7 Dec

My friend, Thomas Jefferson is an American saint because he wrote the words 'All men are created equal', words he clearly didn't believe since he allowed his own children to live in slavery. He's a rich white snob who's sick of paying taxes to the Brits. So, yeah, he writes some lovely words and aroused the rabble and they went and died for those words while he sat back and drank his wine and fucked his slave girl. This guy wants to tell me we're living in a community? Don't make me laugh. I'm living in America, and in America you're on your own. America's not a country. It's just a business. Now fuckin' pay me.
Brad Pitt as Jackie Cogan
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Don’t Listen To Them

5 Dec

The world bursts at the seams with people ready to tell you you're not good enough. On occasion, some may be correct. But do not do their work for them. Seek any job; ask anyone out; pursue any goal. Don't take it personally when they say "no" — they may not be smart enough to say "yes."
Keith Olberman
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Rationing

4 Dec

Have more than thou showest, speak less than thou knowest, lend less than thou owest.
William Shakespeare

[via @jamesfooksbale]

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Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night

1 Dec

Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. And you, my father, there on the sad height, Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray. Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Dylan Thomas
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Problem Solving

21 Nov

When you start looking at a problem and it seems really simple, you don’t really understand the complexity of the problem. Then you get into the problem, and you see that it’s really complicated, and you come up with all these convoluted solutions. That’s sort of the middle, and that’s where most people stop... But the really great person will keep on going and find the key, the underlying principle of the problem — and come up with an elegant, really beautiful solution that works."
Steve Jobs

[via @cdixon]