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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #360 on: November 02, 2021, 05:48:55 PM »
Sort of reminds me of:
"A lazy man does twice the work"

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #361 on: November 03, 2021, 02:54:36 PM »
Those are all great quotes for an article on technical debt.

There is an alternative: "Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly."

Think about it. It is often true as well.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #362 on: November 14, 2021, 02:13:21 PM »
Your eyes will not see what your mind does not know. 

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #363 on: November 15, 2021, 05:17:31 AM »
"You need to remember your Buddha nature and your social security number." -- Ram Dass, as quoted by Jack Kornfield (author of the wonderfully titled but somewhat repetitive book, "After the Ecstasy, the Laundry").

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #364 on: November 15, 2021, 06:44:38 AM »
The Stone Age didn't end for lack of stone, and the oil age will end long before the world runs out of oil.

 These words have been credited to Ahmed Zaki Yamani who was the Minister of Oil for Saudi Arabia for more than twenty years.
... Make sure you live before you die.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #365 on: November 17, 2021, 12:08:36 PM »
"A Web of links is a vital tool when it comes to breaking chains."

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #366 on: November 19, 2021, 11:44:41 AM »

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« Reply #367 on: November 25, 2021, 01:12:34 AM »
"If you're not taking flack, you're not over the target."

Also this borderline dada movie line from Samuel Jackson in The Hitman's Bodyguard: "When life serves you sh##, you make Kool-Aid."

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #368 on: November 25, 2021, 01:18:48 AM »
The Medium is the Message thread prompts me to post this one too. This is something I think about a lot when I think of how Instagram has changed the way travelers interact with the world when they travel.

"Moreover, the photograph has reversed the purpose of travel, which until now had been to encounter the strange and unfamiliar."
  --- Marshal MacLuhan, Understanding Media (1964).

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #369 on: November 25, 2021, 01:33:54 AM »
A couple more MacLuhan quotes stolen from https://slideplayer.com/slide/6182102/

"As A. J. Liebling remarked in his book, The Press, a man is not free if he cannot see where he is going, even if he has a gun to help him get there."

"Specialist technologies detribalize. The nonspecialist electric technology retribalizes."
(thinking of the pre-web internet as a specialized tool that helped scholars share data across boundaries, vs Web 2.0 that helped conspiracy theorists within tribes)

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #370 on: December 04, 2021, 09:32:22 PM »
With age comes confidence in your world view regardless of accuracy. --u/Tudpool

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #371 on: December 05, 2021, 11:39:54 PM »
This has a bit of a setup, but I love the quote at the end. From The Overstory, by Richard Powers:

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His wife Charlotte, scion of a fallen southern planting family that once sent missionaries to China, tells him, "There's a Chinese saying. 'When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago?'"

The Chinese engineer smiles. "Good one."

"'When is the second best time to plant a tree? Now.'"

"Ah! Okay!" The smile turns real. Until today, he has never planted anything. But Now, that next best of times, is long and rewrites everything.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #372 on: December 06, 2021, 10:26:52 AM »
'What does not kill you, mutates and try's again' - unknown

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #373 on: December 14, 2021, 11:01:23 PM »
Seen on a forum:

If you’re not on a government watch list by now you should ashamed of yourself.

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Re: Quotes that hit home
« Reply #374 on: December 16, 2021, 02:26:36 AM »
On the lighter side ... lifted from FB :

1. When one door closes and another door opens, you are probably in prison.
2. To me, "drink responsibly" means don't spill it.
3. Age 60 might be the new 40, but 9:00 pm is the new midnight.
4. It's the start of a brand new day, and I'm off like a herd of turtles.
5. The older I get, the earlier it gets late.
6. When I say, "The other day," I could be referring to any time between yesterday and 15 years ago.
7. I remember being able to get up without making sound effects.
8. I had my patience tested. I'm negative.
9. Remember, if you lose a sock in the dryer, it comes back as a Tupperware lid that doesn't fit any of your containers.
10.  If you're sitting in public and a stranger takes the seat next to you,  just stare straight ahead and say, "Did you bring the money?"
11. When you ask me what I am doing today, and I say "nothing," it does not mean I am free. It means I am doing nothing.
12. I finally got eight hours of sleep. It took me three days, but whatever.
13. I run like the winded.
14. I hate when a couple argues in public, and I missed the beginning and don't know whose side I'm on.
15. When someone asks what I did over the weekend, I squint and ask, "Why, what did you hear?"
16. When you do squats, are your knees supposed to sound like a goat chewing on an aluminum can stuffed with celery?
17. I don't mean to interrupt people. I just randomly remember things and get really excited.
18. When I ask for directions, please don't use words like "east."
19. Don't bother walking a mile in my shoes. That would be boring. Spend 30 seconds in my head. That'll freak you right out.
20.  Sometimes, someone unexpected comes into your life out of nowhere,  makes your heart race, and changes you forever. We call those people cops.