Growing wiser on the wisdom (or stupidity) of others
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Monday, March 29, 2004

"In the end, you're measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish." -- Donald Trump

"Clint Eastwood comes to mind. He's had those roles where he was the reluctant hero and he did his fair share of comedy. At times he was vulnerable and flawed and at times he wasn't afraid to wink a lot at his audiences and let them know, 'Although I am what I am, I'm also not afraid to laugh at myself.'" -- Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, discussing the kind of acting career he would like to have as he branches out from wrestling, quoted in the Boston Herald.

[via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes]

"When I sing 'Don't Wanna Miss a Thing,' the crowd roars and everybody sings along and I get this incredible feeling in my heart - and in my groin." -- Steven Tyler, lead singer for Aerosmith, in the New York Daily News.

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"Every morning she said, 'I despise you, Mr. Trier,' and spit on the ground. That is unpleasant. She could have quit. I don't know why she didn't." -- Lars von Trier, Director, on working with singer Björk, the star of his film "Dancer in the Dark," in Newsweek

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Tuesday, March 23, 2004

"My first day of work was filming my hooker montage. And so every scene was me meeting another gentleman and simulating sex. Then I'd move on to the next man, and by the end of the day I felt like a hooker." -- Jamie-Lynn Discala, on playing a former Hollywood madam in "Call Me: The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss," quoted in the New York Daily News.

[via Yahoo! News - Notable Quotes]

"I can’t imagine going on when there are no more expectations." — Dame Edith Evans

"Our circumstances answer to our expectations and the demand of our natures." — Henry David Thoreau

"I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody." — Bill Cosby

"Expecting the world to treat you fairly because you are a good person is a little like expecting the bull not to attack you because you are a vegetarian." — Dennis Wholey

"A pint can’t hold a quart—if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it." — Margaret Deland

Monday, March 22, 2004

"If A equals success, then the formula is: A=X+Y+Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut." -- Albert Einstein, found on the front page of On Lesotho

"Chance favors only the prepared mind." -- Louis Pasteur

Saturday, March 20, 2004

May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds." — Edward Abbey

"One of the greatest joys in life is to be in search of one thing and to discover another." — Anne Wilson Schaef

"Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger." — Saint Basil

"Whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should." — Max Ehrmann

"Sometimes I go about with pity for myself and all the while Great Winds are carrying me across the sky." — Ojibway proverb

"Thought is only a flash between two long nights, but this flash is everything." -- Jules Henri Poincaré

Thursday, March 18, 2004

"We die. That may be the meaning of life. But we do language. That may be the measure of our lives." -- Toni Morrison

[via Mike Zellers' Weblog: some call it playing around; i call it professional development.]

Wednesday, March 17, 2004


"None of us is as good as all of us." -- Ray Kroc, founder of McDonald's

"Technical skill is mastery of complexity while creativity is mastery of simplicity." -- E. C. Zeeman

Thursday, March 11, 2004

"I thought it was crooked and dishonest." -- comedian DREW CAREY, upset that NBC and producers of "The Last Comic Standing" overruled a panel of celebrity judges in choosing 10 aspiring comics to compete as finalists on the show

[via Reuters Notable Quotes]

Tuesday, March 09, 2004

"I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. And scratch where it itches." -- Alice Lee Longworth

"It's not true that blondes are vapid, but Owen doesn't do anything to dispel that myth." -- Ben Stiller on "Starsky and Hutch" co-star Owen Wilson in the New York Daily News

[via Reuters Notable Quotes]

"Too much metal. Too much fat. Too many jokes. Not enough meditation." — Allen Ginsberg

"Privacy is essential not only to the souls of painters and poets, who thrive in solitude, but to the rest of us, too—individuals whose canvas is our lives." — Sue Halpern

"The deepest rivers flow with the least sound." — Quintus Curtius Rufus

"Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence." — Desiderata

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." -- Matthew 6:34

Friday, March 05, 2004

"Whenever you get a script, you look in the front to see if you're in it, then you look in the back to see if they've killed you." -- Steve Schirripa, Actor, who plays Bobby Bacala on "The Sopranos," in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

"The heresy of one age becomes the orthodoxy of the next." -- Helen Keller

Wednesday, March 03, 2004


I believe in Reciprocity, and I now list blogs and/or websites that have linked back here. It is not meant to be an all-inclusive list, and I am well-aware that I am inadvertently omitting someone. Nevertheless, here they are, in no particular order:

Monday, March 01, 2004

"Success to me is having ten honeydew melons and eating only the top half of each one." -- Barbra Streisand