Simon Sinek: When things go awry

“Appreciate when things go awry. It makes for a better story to share later.”

—Simon Sinek.

Socrates: Useless studies

“I am amused, I said, at your fear of the world, which makes you guard against the appliance of insisting upon useless studies; and I quite admit the difficulty of believing that in every man there is an eye of the soul which, when by other pursuits lost and dimmed, is by there purified and re–illuminated and is more precious for then ten thousand bodily eye, for by it alone is truth seen.”
— Socrates.

Penn Jillette: Wicked ugly

“For 50 million years our biggest problems were too few calories, too little information. For about 50 years our biggest problem has been too many calories, too much information. We have to adjust, and I believe we will really fast. I also believe it will be wicked ugly while we’re adjusting.”

—-Penn Jillette.

Julia Cameron: Creativity

‘Creativity — like human life itself — begins in darkness. We need to acknowledge this. All too often, we think only in terms of light: “And then the lightbulb went on and I got it!” It is true that insights may come to us as flashes. It is true that some of these flashes may be blinding. It is, however, also true that such bright ideas are preceded by a gestation period that is interior, murky, and completely necessary.’

—Julia Cameron.

Brotherhood that spans continents and generations

And no matter where you go or what you do, you will be inextricably bound to a brotherhood that spans continents and generations. Every hearth that bears the Eagle, Globe, and Anchor is home, every arm being that brand brings a helping hand; every fellow Marine is your brother. And that will never change, as as you live.”

—Drill Instructor.

Jon Bon Jovi: Very different

“There are those who advocate, and those who do. I’m not trying to slight my peers, but there is a difference between using a soapbox and actually getting your hands dirty. I’ve spent not only years and millions of dollars but hours and hours and hours of my time doing what I do, and that’s very different from what anyone else is doing.”

—Jon Bon Jovi.