A collection of quotes

“And I realize that no matter where I am, whether in a little room full of thought, or in this endless universe of stars and mountains, it’s all in my mind.”

—   Jack Kerouac, Lonesome Traveler (via pyur)

(Source: requiemforthepast, via lovepuppy)

“It’s in the valley of failure that we sow our seeds of success.”


Entrepreneur James Altucher in conversation with Tim Ferriss.

Complement with this excellent read on the gift of failure in creative achievement and Debbie Millman’s fantastic illustrated essay Fail Safe.

(via explore-blog)

(Source: explore-blog)

“You can’t expect to be happy all the time, he told himself. Then he revised that. No, he thought, the important thing is to take what you’ve got, no matter what that is, and find a way to make a happy life out of it somehow.”

—   Character in the book I’m reading at the moment. (via georgiegirlnyc)

“Hell if you really wanted to show you are a primetime businessman, buy a live shark with that $20k. Take it to your meetings. Nothing shows the ability to close a deal like an apex predator.”


Styleforum member g transistor on the $20,000+ wristwatch as a status symbol in the business world.


(via putthison)

(via putthison)

“You don’t have to think very hard to realize that our dread of both relationships and loneliness … has to do with angst about death, the recognition that I’m going to die, and die very much alone, and the rest of the world is going to go merrily on without me.”

—   David Foster Wallace, who died on this day in 2008, on writing, death, and redemption.  (via explore-blog)

For Sherwood Anderson's birthday, his spectacular letter of advice on art and life to his teenage son
The kids in my neighborhood are dealing with some shit

“'Wiretapping' quoth the Raven, 'is a threat to identity. Why not beat 'em to the wire? Get rid of your identity now.'”

—   Marshall McLuhan (Culture Is Our Business,1970)

(Source: criminalwisdom, via quotepad)

“It is easier to get into something than to get out of it.”

—   Donald Rumsfeld

(Source: infamoussayings, via wreckandsalvage)

“Chance favors the connected mind.”


Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From

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Why wait for the stars to align? Move them yourself.

(Source: bill, via strle)

“L.A. people dress like Sims.”

—   Todd Levin (via putthison)

“There are moments when troubles enter our lives and we can do nothing to avoid them. But they are there for a reason. Only when we have overcome them will we understand why they were there.”

—   Paulo Coelho (via onlinecounsellingcollege)

(via mynotes4usmle)

“Bottom line, it’s hard to run family business after a couple generations. The person that started it had a passion. Does that translate from generation to generation? Typically the answer is no. Our family lost its passion.”

—   Greg Stroh

(Source: forbes)