Monday, September 26, 3014


"If the wind will not serve, take to the oars." – Latin Proverb.

"Not the gods make pottery" - Albert Shalyt.

What drives me forward is not longing for the success in front of me, but despisement for the failures behind.

I don't need you to be happy, I need you to be worthy.

"When life robs you, sometimes you have to rob it back." - From "The Book Thief" trailer.

"גם הציפור יכולה לעוף גבוה לשמים - בתנאי שתנפנץ בכנפיה ללא הרף" - מתוך נאום בטקס קבלת תואר מגיסטר בפיסיקה.

"Humanity has always envied the power of flight. So we took it."
—Scytha, aeromage (from MTG card "Jump")

כמה זמן לוקח להגיע? תלוי - כמה אתה רוצה להיות שם?

"The best way to predict the future is to create it" - Abraham Lincoln.

"Yes, with one Tanya."

"Do or do not, there is no try" - Yoda.

"When you succeed you tend to party, when you fail you tend to ponder" - Tony Robbins.

"Oh you're working full time... It's just that I was under the impression that you work only 9 hours a day"

" err is human. And here at Chilton we try to beat that humanity right out of you" - from Gilmore Girls.

The sky is not my limit, I am.

 It's easy to maintain life-work balance when they're the same thing.

"Hope is NOT a Strategy" - Headline of a cyber security article.

The future of humanity doesn't arrive at our doorsteps as time passes - it's dragged here, kicking and screaming, by people who are not content with the present.

"... Distinctly different about me is I'm not afraid to die on a treadmill. You might have more talent than me, you might be smarter than me, but if we get on a treadmill there's two things: you're getting off first, or I'm gonna die. It's really that simple." - Will Smith.

"If you can dream it, you can do it" - Walt Disney.

No one is higher than the last man standing.

"A man chooses, a slave obeys." - Andrew Ryan, from Bioshock.

Force of will. It does not power your blows on the day of the fight, it fuels your drive on the 364 days before it.

You should be ashamed to die before you make a difference to this world.

"When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. That's a very limited life, life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact - and that is everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. ... Once you learned that you'll never be the same again. ... The minute you understand that you can poke life and actually.. if you push in something will pop out the other side, you can change it, you can mold it, that's maybe the most important thing" 
 - Steve Jobs.

When you're not giving 100% effort it's because you see the obligation, not the opportunity.

[About fighter-pilots] "In course of time it appeared that men who had a private axe to grind, beyond the public axe of the King's enemies, were especially successful."
- Jim Bailey, The Sky Suspended.

"Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work." - Chuck Close, about artists.

"The world only makes sense if you force it to." - Batman in "Batman Vs. Superman".

“The trouble is, you think you have time.” - Jack Kornfield, Buddha's Little Instruction Book.

"I'd rather live with your judgment than die with your sympathy" - Dolores, Westworld Season 2.

"A man must stand erect, not be held erect by others" - Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor (161-180 AD)

"Running ain't freedom" - Dom Toretto in "Fast 5".

A fair fight is a sign of poor planning.

"An entrepreneur is someone who works 120 hours a week for himself to avoid working 40 hours a week for someone else"

"A champion is someone who gets up when he can't" - Jack Dempsey

"In lieu of happiness, sometimes the absence of pain is good enough." 
 - Path of Exile, flavor text on the atlas skill tree notable "Shadow Shaping".

"I will take responsibility for what I have done, if I must fall, I will rise each time a better man."
 - The Third Ideal of the Bondsmiths, from the 'Stormlight Archive' books series by Brandon Sanderson.

"The axe forgets, the tree remembers." - African proverb.

It's hard holding your head up high, but well worth the effort.

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