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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

November 2017 Quotations (52)

“There is no such thing as the future. Instead, there are before us a multitude of alternative futures, of possible futures, of plausible futures.”
~~ futurist Jim Dator

"Until we have a better relationship between private performance and the public truth, as was demonstrated with WaterGate, we as the public are absolutely right to remain suspicious, contemptuous even, of the secrecy and the misinformation which is the digest of our news."
~~ British author John le Carré

"You may not be able to control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."
~~ Dr. Maya Angelou [1928-2014]

"Always remember your focus determines your reality."
~~ George Lucas

“It ain't about how hard you hit. It's about how hard you can get hit & keep moving forward.”
~~ character Rocky Balboa

"The slow-rising central horror of 'WaterGate' is not that it might grind down to the reluctant impeachment of a vengeful thug of a president whose entire political career has been a monument to the same kind of cheap shots and treachery he finally got nailed for, but that we might somehow fail to learn something from it."
~~ gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson [1937-2005]

"I believe that the only true religion consists of having a good heart."
~~ Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

"Always we must bear in mind that law has to be substituted for power, that care must be taken to serve the interests of law."
~~ Danish politician Fredrik Bajer [1837-1922]

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start."
~~ Nido Qubein

"Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in, can hope to escape."
~~ beat poet Wm. S. Burroughs [1914-97]

"World domination is within our grasp!
Okay, maybe not. But we've got a lot of locations."
~~ official slogan on website of mall food chain Wetzel's Pretzels [est. 1994]

"If I experience any frustration, its the frustration of being misunderstood. But that's what stardom is – a glamourous misunderstanding."
~~ singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, in 1979 interview

'found' t-shirt text: 'may not be combined with any other offer'

"The loser moron can’t comprehend the danger. Putin is praising the moron into giving up this country's strongest asset. Democracy."
~~ Lucia Failla Smith, on Facebook

"When the going gets tough, the tough relax.”
~~ Fast Company Magazine co-founder Alan Webber

"Having respect for animals makes us better humans."
~~ Jane Goodall

"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
~~ Tony Robbins

“Your only entitlement in life is the opportunity to make a declarative statement and live consistent with it. Don’t waste it.”
~~ Dusan Djukich

"Nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate."
~~ Jon Bon Jovi

"Commitment is staying true to what you said you would do."
~~ motivational speaker Inky Johnson

"With one exception, [President Trump] doesn’t suffer fools lightly."
~~ Carol Pogash

"My work simply reflects the world, which seems to have been created by an absolute moron."
~~ French artist Vincent Sardon

“The sun shines upon good and bad alike.”
~~ Hans Christian Andersen [1805-75]

"The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it."
~~ Edith Wharton [1862-1937]

"If you remember me, then I don't care if everyone else forgets."
~~ Haruki Murakami

"No one can argue any longer about the rights of women. It's like arguing about earthquakes."
~~ playwright Lillian Hellman [1905-84]

"[Robert] Bresson is to French cinema what Mozart is to German music and Dostoyevsky is to Russian literature."
~~ Jean-Luc Godard

“Democracy will not come Today, this year / Nor ever Through compromise and fear.”
~~ Langston Hughes [1902-67]

"How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours."
~~ Dr. Wayne W. Dyer [1940-2015]

"Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one."
~~ E.B. White [1899-1985]

“If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.”
~~ British author Virginia Woolf [1882-1941] — From "The Moment and Other Essays" (1947)

the goodbye makes the journey harder still
~~ Cat Stevens song lyric

"Walk as if you are kissing the Earth with your feet."
~~ Thich Nhat Hanh

"A woman who is unfaithful deserves to be shot."
~~ Francisco 'Pancho' Villa [1878-1923] of Mexico

"Put your staff first, your customers second, and your shareholders third."
~~ Richard Branson

"The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt."
~~ writer Sylvia Plath [1932-63]

"A non-writing writer is a monster courting insanity."
~~ Franz Kafka [1883-1924]

"Better to fight for something than live for nothing."
~~ Gen. George Smith Patton, Jr. [1885-1945]

"Get to a point in life where the only direction is forward, your only focus is progress, and the only outcome is victory."
~~ Meiyoko Taylor

"There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, stronger, richer, quicker, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself."
~~ Miyamoto Musashi [1584?-1645]

"Despite all our accomplishments, we owe our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains."
~~ sign at Farm Equipment Assn. of MN & SD

"The most dangerous person is one who listens, thinks, and observes."
~~ Bruce Lee [1940-73]

"The worst pain [that] a man can suffer is to have insight into much and power over nothing."
~~ Herodotus [484-425 BCE]

"We tolerate no one in our ranks who attacks the ideas of Christianity. Our movement is Christian."
~~ Adolph Hitler [1889-1945], on 27 October 1928

"The lack of understanding of something is not evidence for God. It is evidence of a lack of understanding."
~~ physicist Laurence M. Krauss

"There are no shortcuts. Everything is reps, reps, reps."
~~ movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger

"How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?"
~~ poet Robert Frost [1874-1963]

"Don't believe everything [that] you hear . . . Real eyes realize real lies."
~~ Tupac Shakur [1971-96]

"Complaining about a problem without proposing a solution is called whining."
~~ Theodore Roosevelt [1858-1919]

"Well done is better than well said."
~~ Benjamin Franklin [1706-90]

"The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations."
~~ philosopher-economist Adam Smith [1723-90]

"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, in the expert's mind there are few."
~~ Suzuki Shunryu Daiosho [1904-71]

{each set of posted quotations are then posted at the Working Minds website, alphabetical by author}