Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Quotable Quotes

Practice, Persistence, Patience...Perfection.

Human subtlety...will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple or more direct than does nature, because in her inventions nothing is lacking, and nothing is superfluous.
-Leonardo Da Vinci

Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around — nobody big, I mean — except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff — I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be the catcher in the rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. I know it's crazy.
-Holden Caulifield in The Catcher in the Rye

You see things and you say, "Why?". But I dream things which never were; and I say "Why not?".
-George Bernard Shaw

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
-Joshua J. Marine

I've always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific
-Adolf Hitler

A human being is only interesting if he's in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.
Barbra Streisand

It is nice when people want you. But it is better when people fight over you.
-Sourced from iCon

There are two ways to live your life: one, as if nothing is a miracle and the other, as if everything is a miracle.
-Albert Einstein

A leader leads by example not by force.
-Sun Tzu

I don't suffer from Insanity...I enjoy every moment of it.

Don't ever let someone tell you, you can't do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you got to protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they want to tell you you can’t do it. You want something, go get it. Period.
-Sourced from The Pursuit of Happyness

Girls are beautiful, let's face it, and life is quite, quite worthless without them.
-Sourced from Five Point Someone

Success is the measuring rod for differentiating between the good and the not so good.

The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
-Arthur C. Clarke

The real source of happiness can be stated in a word: achievement.
-Sourced from The Monk who Sold his Ferrari

Love means never having to say you're sorry.
-Sourced from Love Story

God has not promised Skies always blue, Flower-strewn pathways All our life through; God has not promised Sun without rain, Joy without sorrow, Peace without pain.
-Sourced from Wings of Fire

Restlessness is discontent — and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man — and I will show you a failure.
-Thomas Edison

Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
-Michael Jordan

I learned very early the difference between knowing the name of something and knowing something.
-Richard Feynman

You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
-Winston Churchill

There is no man, and no place, without a war. The only thing we can do is choose a side, and fight. That is the only choice we get - who we fight for, who we fight against. That is life.
-Sourced from Shantaram

I knew a man once who said, "Death smiles at us all. All a man can do is smile back."
-Sourced from Gladiator

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
-Adolf Hitler

If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.
-Albert Einstein

Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
-Steve Jobs

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