You always know the right times to be assertive or to simply wait.
— Fortune
— Princeton OA
Remember that chap about twenty years ago? I forget his name. Climbed Everest without any oxygen, came down nearly dead. When they asked him, they said why did you go up there to die? He said I didn’t, I went up there to live.
— Roland Tembo, The Lost World: Jurassic Park
The jellyfish.
— Princeton OA
Every center is an illusion.
— Robert Krulwich, “Space," Radiolab
Abandon thyself to enjoyment, for sorrow is without end.
— Justin Huntly McCarthy, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
You wanna be on some people’s minds.
— Roger Sterling, “The Gypsy and the Hobo," Mad Men
Freed from the fear of hell and the hope of paradise.
— Justin Huntly McCarthy, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
Fell deeds awake.
— Theoden, The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers
The first contribution of Dianetics is the discovery that the problems of thought and mental function can be resolved within the bounds of the finite universe, which is to say that all data needful to the solution of mental action and Man’s endeavor can be measured, sensed and experienced as scientific truths independent of mysticism or metaphysics.
— L. Ron Hubbard, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health
And if the Wine you drink, the Lip you press,
End in what All begins and ends in - Yes;
Think then you are To-day what Yesterday
You were - To-morrow you shall not be less.
— Edward FitzGerald, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám
A snake in a sleeping bag.
— Jack Mindy, The Hunter
Act with certainty.
— Danny
I exploit the power of the nostalgia effect by deliberately curating and preserving memories.
— Gretchen Rubin, “Good Stuff," The New York Times
Beliefs that are held for convenience and comfort may well be more flexible than beliefs that are held out of true conviction.
— Banerjee and Duflo via There’s an App for that: An analysis of mobile phone technology’s impact on development
Maybe there’s a god above.
— Jeff Buckley, “Hallelujah”
That’s just how it is between us.
— Anna Draper, “The Mountain King,” Mad Men
But you know about patterns.
— Jim Gordon, The Dark Knight Rises
How could someone tell you that?
— Ken Cosgrove, “The Gold Violin," Mad Men
Lord, how we are made-how strangely we are made!
— Mark Twain, The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg