Milan Kundera: Vertigo

“Anyone whose goal is ‘something higher’ must expect someday to suffer vertigo. What is vertigo Fear of falling No, Vertigo is something other than fear of falling. It is the voice of the emptiness below us which tempts and lures us, it is the desire to fall, against which, terrified, we defend ourselves.”
Milan Kundera

Vertigo (U2 song)

Vertigo (U2 song) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

 

 

Colin Powell: Egoistic position

U.S. Army General Colin Powell, Chairman of th...

U.S. Army General Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Don’t let your ego get too close to your position, so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn’t go with it.
Colin Powell.

Tab Hunter: What people believe

“People believe what they want to believe. ”

Colin Powell: Ego

U.S. Army General Colin Powell, Chairman of th...

U.S. Army General Colin Powell, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. ”
Colin Powell.

Rules

English: we don't like to make rules but...

Rules can be broken — but never ignored.
—David Jury

Symptom rather than cause

Cameron Moll

Cameron Moll (Photo credit: Martin Kliehm)

Too often, look and feel, color scheme, layout, and identity are presented as solutions to problems discussed in these conversations long before regard is given to other less-aesthetic issues that may very well be the root of the problem. The old warning against treating symptom rather than cause comes to mind.
Cameron Moll

Obedience

Thomas Carlyle

Woe to him that claims obedience when it is not due; woe to him that refuses it when it is. ”
Thomas Carlyle

Julie Burchill: Pretty face, merely a visa

It has been said that a pretty face is a passport. But it’s not, it’s a visa, and it runs out fast. –Julie Burchill, writer and journalist (b. 1959).

Michel de Montaigne: Custom, not law

Deutsch: Porträt de Michel de Montaignes Engli...

Deutsch: Porträt de Michel de Montaignes English: Portrait of Michel de Montaigne (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“The way of the world is to make laws, but follow custom. ”
Michel De Montaigne

Winning

Runner's World magazine, published by Rodale s...

Runner's World magazine, published by Rodale since 1971 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Winning is not about headlines and hardware [medals]. It’s only about attitude. A winner is a person who goes out today and every day and attempts to be the best runner and best person he can be. Winning is about struggle and effort and optimism, and never, ever, ever giving up.

Amby Burfoot, Editor-at-Large, Runner’s World

Kin Hubbard: Optimism

“Being an optimist after you’ve got everything you want doesn’t count. ”
Kin Hubbard.

English: American writer Frank McKinney Hubbard

English: American writer Frank McKinney Hubbard (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Bertrand Russell: Hang a question mark

Bertrand Russell

In all affairs it’s a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
Bertrand Russell.