William Hurt: Heroes and libraries

William Hurt signing autographs at the 2005 To...

William Hurt signing autographs at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival while promoting History of Violence. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Heroes to me are guys that sit in libraries. They absorb knowledge and then the risks they take are calculated on the basis of the courage it took to become replete with knowledge. ”
William Hurt

 

Henry Kissinger: High office

English: Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger...
English: Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger uses the telephone in Deputy National Security Advisor Brent Scowcroft’s office to get the latest information on the situation in South Vietnam (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“High office teaches decision making, not substance. It consumes intellectual capital; it does not create it. Most high officials leave office with the perceptions and insights with which they entered; they learn how to make decisions but not what decisions to make. ”
Henry Kissinger

Loyalty

Colin Powell, Secretary of State.

Colin Powell, Secretary of State. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“When we are debating an issue, loyalty means giving me your honest opinion, whether you think I’ll like it or not. Disagreement, at this stage, stimulates me. But once a decision has been made, the debate ends. From that point on, loyalty means executing the decision as if it were your own.”

Colin Powell

Anthony Robbins: Crossroads

Tony Robbins - 140tc

Tony Robbins – 140tc (Photo credit: Randy Stewart)

You are now at a crossroads. Forget your past. Who are you now? Who have you decided you really are now? Don’t think about who you have been. Who are you now? Who have you decided to become? Make this decision consciously. Make it carefully. Make it powerfully. Then act upon it.

Anthony Robbins