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Month: May 2014

Quotes May 2014

Quotes May 2014

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – Bilbo Baggins (J.R.R. Tolkien)

“The language of marketing is the language of war.” – Jerry Michalski

“All education is based on the idea of saving people time by transmitting the best that people who came before them have said and thought. We readily accept the need to train in physics, molecular biology, cooking and advanced aeronautics: we don’t insist on stumbling our way to plausible answers on how to land a plane or operate on the frontal cortex. We should therefore cease the folly of not offering people systematic help with the no less important challenges of Relationships, Careers, Children, Friends, Meaning, Loving and Dying.” – Alain de Botton

“Your past work, which needs no motivation since it is already complete, is optimally viewed in a more self-critical light. Your current work, which needs commitment to a plan and less wavering, needs more of your inner motivational speaker.” – Scott Young

“You should care about things in a way that makes it a possibility that tragedy will happen to you.” – Nassim Taleb

“Enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true. I find ease in the clarity that comes from the crumbling of untruths.” – Adyashanti

“Change occurs when the pain of the new is less than the pain of the old.” – Robb Wolf

“Questions draw us together. Answers push us apart.” – Peter Block

“Niceness is a scalpel that gets you to the truth more efficiently than insult or denigration.” – Alain de Botton

“Envy is like a scattered jigsaw of your future self.” – Alain de Botton

“The purpose of all marketing is to make people feel uncomfortable or inspired. Ideally, both.” – Carlos Miceli

“I find that a lot of people enjoy the relationship struggle because it distracts them from their own lives. It distracts them from their shortcomings, and achieving their goals. They put up obstacles almost on purpose, they create these inner, personal relationships that are gonna ensure conflict so they don’t have to deal with success, so that they have a built-in excuse for failure.” – Joe Rogan

“Relationships endure time either because all parties grow, or because no one does.” – Carlos Miceli

“Bear and forbear. Acknowledge the pain but trod onward in your task. With all our modern technology has come the conceited delusion that we control the world around us, which is of course not true. […] Our generation needs to always remember that over a hundred years before us, people stood right where we were and felt very similar things, struggling with the same issues. People have always had to dig themselves out of messes they had nothing to do with creating.” – Ryan Holiday

“Being mature means being aware of the effect of one’s strength on others.” – Alain de Botton

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