Category: Quotes

Advice, Like Youth….

“Enjoy the power and beauty of your youth. Oh, never mind. You will not understand the power and beauty of your youth until they’ve faded. But trust me, in 20 years, you’ll look back at photos of yourself and recall in a way you can’t grasp now how much possibility lay before you and how fabulous you really looked. You are not as fat as you imagine.”

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Read full text…  Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young (Mary Schmich:Chicago Tribune)

Being Shot Out Of A Cannon…

Some people will tell you that slow is good – but I’m here to tell you that fast is better. I”ve always believed this, in spite of the trouble it’s caused me. Being shot out of a cannon will always be better than being squeezed out of a tube. That is why God made fast motorcycles, Bubba… Hunter S Thompson

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Humanity’s Essential Contradiction

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“They explore humanity’s essential contradiction: the desire to be loved, no matter what the cost, no matter how painful the heartbreak.”

Originally found in Greg Kot’s October 2007 Chicago Tribune review of Radiohead’s ‘In Rainbows’, ‘Radiohead’s latest is a warm take on the desire to be loved’

Later to appear in the authors book, ‘Ripped: How the Wired Generation Revolutionized Music’.

 

If You’re Going Through Hell….

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I was having my regular scan through my ‘Inspiration’ folder in my RSS Reader (sadly Google are doing away with Google Reader, so I’m jumping ship to Feedly) when I came across one of  Leo Babauta’s regular nuggets of optimism at Zen Habits and a rather apt Churchill quote

“If you’re going through hell, keep going”

Leo goes on to explain how to get through those rocky moments.

We’d like to think that making positive life changes is a straight line from beginning to where we want to go. But life has taught us differently.

Experience shows us that you can start a new habit (let’s say working out) and things go great for awhile, and then life gets in the way. Things get messy. Things fall apart. We have a few bad days, or a huge project to work on at work, or relationship problems, or a family crisis, or we get sick.

What do we do when life gets messy and our habits fall to the wayside? Well, give up, obviously.
Actually, I take that back. We tend to give up, because when things get in the way and we mess up on our habits, it’s a little discouraging, even depressing.
But it doesn’t have to be. There are a few things you can do instead:”

Read More… How to Stick to a Habit When Life Falls Apart