28 September 2014

Favorite Quotes

I've previously shared these on my Facebook profile, which is not publicly accessible.

  1. "America, our moment is now... In this moment, let us reach for what we know is possible: a nation healed, a world repaired, an America that believes again." -Senator Barack Obama, campaigning in Iowa, November 2007

    "I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." -Michael Jordan, Nike commercial "Failure"

    “Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard, and you’re kind, amazing things will happen." --Conan O’Brien, "The Tonight Show" final episode as host

    "Evolution is a fact, not a theory. It really did happen." -Carl Sagan, "Cosmos", ep 2, "One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue"

    “It makes good sense to revere the sun and the stars, because we are their children.” -Carl Sagan, "Cosmos", ep 9, “The Lives of The Stars”

    "The scientific world view is so much more exciting, more poetic, more filled with sheer wonder, than anything in the poverty stricken arsenals of the religious imagination." - Oxford professor Richard Dawkins, February 2002

    "Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature" - Michael Faraday

    "Science always wins over bullshit." -Dick Rutkowski

    "God is right here. God lives between the skin and bones... of a [roast] pig." - Anthony Bourdain, "No Reservations", Romania episode

    "Tastes like it died screaming." - Anthony Bourdain, "No Reservations", San Francisco episode, while chomping on a Red's Java House hamburger, lambasting Alice Waters and anyone's concern for how the cow lived before becoming a beef patty.

    "Just eat. The rule and law here [in Singapore] is: Bring the food to your mouth as fast as you can, without irritating your neighbors." - KF Seetoh, "No Reservations", Singapore episode

    "The more relaxed you are, the better you are at everything: the better you are with your loved ones, the better you are with your enemies, the better you are at your job, the better you are with yourself." - Bill Murray, fall 2012, speaking to members of the Screen Actors Guild, with a NY Times interviewer

    "So there's no such thing as work-life balance. There's work, and there's life, and there's no balance." - Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook COO

    “I have three messages: One is we should never, ever give up. Two is you never are too old to chase your dreams. Three is it looks like a solitary sport but it takes a team.” - Diana Nyad, 64, upon swimming Cuba to Key West without a shark cage, for 110 miles in 53 hours, on her 5th attempt in 35 years

    "I believe that what is wrong with our schools in this nation is that they have become unionized in the worst possible way. This unionization and lifetime employment of K-12 teachers is off-the-charts crazy." - Steve Jobs, February 2007

    "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition... Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." -Steve Jobs, commencement speech at Stanford, June 12, 2005