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ergophobe

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #240 on: February 28, 2018, 04:24:24 AM »
"I am the storm."

This is from Mallory Hagan, 2013 Miss America, who had alleged that the board of the pageant had tried to ruin her career. People wrote her off... until emails from the pageant board got released. People were calling for the board to step down, but they were shrugging it off.

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In one video on social media, Hagan challenged board members who were reluctant to step down. “They thought they could weather this storm,” she said into the camera. “I am the storm.”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/the-political-playbook-for-2018-get-angry-then-get-elected/2018/02/16/d29df57e-1265-11e8-9065-e55346f6de81_story.html?utm_term=.077b39ef5760

The board members are now apparently all gone and Hagan is running for Congress. I'd vote for her if I lived in Alabama. Gotta believe she's a longshot (Democrat in AL), but... she's got style!

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #241 on: April 06, 2018, 06:41:25 PM »
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I'm a happy person. Because the cure for depression is action.

 -- Yvon Chouinard
https://www.gq.com/story/patagonia-versus-donald-trump

Update: another quote from the same article
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If you're not getting attacked, you're not trying hard enough.

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“In business, this is what we do here—we just break the rules,” he said. “Life is so much easier by breaking the rules than trying to conform to the rules. It's so much easier.”
« Last Edit: April 06, 2018, 06:47:10 PM by ergophobe »

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #242 on: June 11, 2018, 07:18:18 AM »
You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.

    - Sam Levenson

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #243 on: June 11, 2018, 06:12:28 PM »
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You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.
But Lord, there are days when it feels like you can.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #244 on: August 16, 2018, 03:06:53 AM »
"For 50 million years our biggest problems were too few calories, too little information. For about 50 years our biggest problem has been too many calories, too much information." - Penn Jillette
http://www.vulture.com/2018/08/penn-jillette-in-conversation.html

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #245 on: September 12, 2018, 08:12:25 PM »
Segal's Law: "A man with a watch knows what time it is. A man with two watches is never sure.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #246 on: September 12, 2018, 09:38:42 PM »
Those two are tied together.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #247 on: September 12, 2018, 11:05:08 PM »
Those two are tied together.

Entirely accidental. I hadn't seen aaron's quote when I came to post Segal's Law, but was pleased to see that it fit so well with his quote.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #248 on: September 18, 2018, 01:31:21 PM »
"Empires place their reliance upon sword and cannon. Republics put their trust in citizens’ respect for the law. If law be not sacred, a free government will not endure."  -- John Ireland

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #249 on: September 24, 2018, 03:00:23 AM »
I'm not big on companies using a bunch of short videos instead of writing stuff out.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #250 on: September 24, 2018, 06:58:24 PM »
Never vacation in a place where you are in the middle of the food chain.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #251 on: October 14, 2018, 03:34:40 AM »
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But the long run is made up of short runs.

Seth Godin - https://seths.blog/2018/09/the-daily/

It's similar to another favorite idea of Seth's that I repeat to myself all the time.

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Someone asked me where I get all my good ideas, explaining that it takes him a month or two to come up with one and I seem to have more than that. I asked him how many bad ideas he has every month. He paused and said, "none."

And there, you see, is the problem.
https://seths.blog/2009/12/fear-of-bad-ideas/