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Quotes - October 2014

Alexei Muravsky

 
 
 
Something happens at around 92 miles an hour - thunder-headers drown out all sound, engine vibrations travels at a heart’s rate, field of vision funnels into the immediate and suddenly you’re not on the road, you’re in it. A part of it. Traffic, scenery, cops - just cardboard cutouts blowing over as you pass. Sometimes I forget the rush of that. That’s why I love these long runs. All your problems, all the noise, gone. Nothing else to worry about except what’s right in front of you. Maybe that’s the lesson for me today, to hold on to these simple moments. Appreciate them a little more - there’s not many of them left. I don’t ever want that for you. Finding things that make you happy shouldn’t be so hard. I know you’ll face pain, suffering, hard choices, but you can’t let the weight of it choke the joy out of your life. No matter what, you have to find the things that love you. Run to them. There’s an old saying, ‘That which doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger’ I don’t believe that. I think the things that try to kill you make you angry and sad. Strength comes from the good things - your family, your friends, the satisfaction of hard work. Those are the things that’ll keep you whole. Those are the things to hold on to when you’re broken.
— Jackson ‘Jax’ Teller, SOA, Season 5 Episode 1

Mr. Moderator, Rev. Cleage, brothers and sisters and friends, and I see some enemies [laughter, applause]. In fact, I think we’d be fooling ourselves if we had an audience this large and didn’t realize that there were some enemies present.
— Malcolm X, The Ballot or the Bullet Speech, 1964

This framing offers a false dichotomy. The greatest option is omitted: the engineer who can write, who becomes the entrepreneur who realizes dreams… It is neither by numbers alone nor words alone that we do well in the world. It is those who display facility with both who will dominate the future.
— Frank Wu, So You Want to be a Writer (LinkedIn)

The difference between the right word and the almost-right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug.
— Mark Twain

Tom, don’t let anybody kid you. It’s all personal, every bit of business. Every piece of shit every man has to eat everyday of his life is personal. They call it business. OK. But it’s personal as hell… That’s what makes him great. The Great Don. He takes everything personal. Like God. He knows every feather that falls from the tail of a sparrow or however the hell it goes.
— Michael Corleone, The Godfather

If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.
— Albert Einstein

If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn’t have been worth the Nobel Prize.
— Richard P. Feynman

People want what they can’t have, they chase that which moves away from them, and they only value that which they pay for.
— Oren Klaff, Pitch Anything

You have a right to perform your prescribed duty, but you are not entitled to the fruits of action. Never consider yourself the cause of the results of your activities, and never be attached to not doing your duty.
— Bhagavad Gita

 
The child is father to the man.
— William Wordsworth, My Heart Leaps Up

All great change in America begins at the dinner table.
— Ronald Reagan

All experiences are significant only insofar as they are related to and illuminating a central concept.
— Saul D. Alinsky, Rules for Radicals

Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone. For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, but has trouble enough of its own.
— Ella Wheeler Wilcox, The Way of the World

The greatest of penalties is being ruled by a worse man if one is not willing to rule oneself.
— Socrates, The Republic of Plato

I would think to myself that Wilfred, for being so nice and quiet, often stayed hungry. So early in life, I had learned that if you want something, you had better make some noise.
— Malcolm X, The Autobiography of Malcolm X: As Told to Alex Haley

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