I whistle all the airs from that infernal nonsense Pinafore.
“Growing up in a place that has winter, you learn to avoid self-pity. Winter is not a personal experience, everybody else is just as cold as you, so you shouldn’t complain about it too much. You learn this as a kid, coming home crying from the cold, and Mother looks down and says, ‘It’s only a little frostbite. You’re okay.’ And thus you learn to be okay. What’s done is done. Get over it. Drink your coffee. It’s not the best you’ll ever get but it’s good enough.”
We are as happy as people can be, without making themselves ridiculous, and might be even happier; but, as a matter of taste, we choose to stop short at this point.
When you’re curious, you find a lot of interesting things to do.
In the final analysis, the progress of our civilization will be retarded if any large body of citizens falls behind. Without the help of thousands of others, any one of us would die, naked and starved.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Everything that needs to be said has already been said. But since no one was listening, everything must be said again.
What has happened to us in this country? If we study our own history we find that we have always been ready to receive the unfortunates from other countries, and though this may seem a generous gesture on our part, we have profited a thousandfold by what they have brought us.
Eleanor Roosevelt – 1939
It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, “Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you’ll find one at the end of your arm.”
“Most men are a little better than their circumstances give them a chance to be.”
“If a man has any greatness in him, it comes to light, not in one flamboyant hour, but in the ledger of his daily work.”
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for nature cannot be fooled.
Richard P. Feynman
There are books in which the footnotes or comments scrawled by some reader’s hand in the margin are more interesting than the text. The world is one of these books.
Stop trying to fill your head with science — for to fill your heart with love is enough.
Richard P. Feynman
“A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.”
Sometimes you don’t know if you’re Caesar about to cross the Rubicon or Captain Queeg cutting your own tow line.
You eventually learn that true priorities are like arms; if you think you have more than a couple, you’re either lying or crazy.
You can’t keep blaming yourself. Just blame yourself once, and move on.
“Cold beer is bottled God.”
I have no fans. You know what I got? Customers. And customers are your friends.