Category: Quotes

  • Sculpting an elephant

    ”A fool-proof method for sculpting an elephant: first, get a huge block of marble; then you chip away everything that doesn’t look like an elephant.“ George Bernard Shaw

  • “When I die”-joke

    When I die, I want to die like my grandfather who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car. Jack Handey

  • Lost Connections: Book quote

    “You aren’t a machine with broken parts. You are an animal whose needs are not being met.” Johann Hari, in Lost Connections: Uncovering the Real Causes of Depression – And the Unexpected Solutions. I didn’t plan to listen to an audiobook about depression. I just heard Johann Hari in Joe Rogan’s podcast and thought his […]

  • Slow is

    Slow is smooth and smooth is fast. U.S. Navy Seals

  • The past

    “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” L.P. Hartley

  • Sins and punishment

    “We are punished by our sins, not for them.” Elbert Hubbard

  • The Destination

    The Destination

    I love the road to there, but not getting to there. @PierreMinik

  • The levitating monk

    The levitating monk

    “Prince Gautama, who had become Buddha, saw one of his followers meditating under a tree at the edge of the Ganges River. Upon inquiring why he was meditating, his follower stated he was attempting to become so enlightened he could cross the river unaided. Buddha gave him a few pennies and said: “Why don’t you […]

  • Take possession of your life

    Take possession of your life

    “You can’t just walk into things with your eyes half open. You’ve got to know what you’re getting into and take possession of your life. It’s a thought process you constantly have to reaffirm or you’ll drift.” Paraphrased quote by Guy Ritchie

  • You’ll meet a lot of people, who, to put it simply don’t know what they are talking about

    In 1970, a CBS executive famously said that there were four things you would never ever see on television: