Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Words of Wisdom - "I" - Part 3

Ignorance acting in the name of initiative

Ignorance doesn't kill you, but it makes you sweat a lot.

Ignorance is curable; stupidity is forever.

Ignorance is not bliss-it is oblivion.

Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.

Ignoranus – a person who’s both stupid and an asshole.

Il connaissait les risques.  (He knew the risks.)

Illiteracy will not be defined by those who cannot read and write, but by those who cannot learn and relearn. (Toffler)

Illness opens doors to a reality which is closed to a healthy point of view.

Illusion affects us only when it is incomplete.

Illusion is the first of all pleasures.

I'll love you more when you're gone.

I’ll try to be nicer if you’ll try to be smarter.

I’m a gambler, sweetheart, not a fan.

I'm an editor.  I'm paid to make choices.  My work still has meaning-but does it have value?

I’m feeling like butter, scraped over too much bread.

I'm from the I.G. School (Instant Gratification).

I'm gonna love you 'til I don't.

I’m impatient (contemptuous) of people who don’t know how to protect themselves, stand up for themselves.

I’m inclined to think that if you’re going to cock it, you throw it and you don’t talk about it a lot.

I’m Jewish in the same way that the Olive Garden is Italian.

I'm just tryin’ to matter.

I’m learning who ya been ain’t who ya gotta be.

I'm like the grass.  I get trampled down one day and spring right back up the next.

I'm not a fatalist, but even if I were a fatalist, what could I do about it?

I'm not deaf.  I'm ignoring you.

I’m not going to buy my kids an encyclopedia. Let them walk to school like I did.

I’m not going to tell the story the way it happened.  I’m going to tell it the way I remember it.

I'm not ignorant enough to start over from scratch.  It's not just a question of time and money.  It's a question of being able to fool yourself.  If you can fool yourself long enough and work hard enough, you may have a shot at becoming what you were pretending to be.

I’m in the tribe building business.

I’m not looking at the calendar, I’m looking at my watch.

I’m not so good at taking my own advice, but that doesn’t mean I don’t know what’s right.

I’m so productive, I never get anything done.

I’m sure Hitler was great with his family.

I'm the boss, that's why.

I’m tired of the fantasy.  It never delivers.

I’m too tired not to be with you.

I'm very scared . . . it could go on forever.  Not knowing what is yours until you've
thrown it away.

Imagination bodies forth, the forms of things unknown.

Imagination has a great deal to do with winning.

Imagination is imitative—the real innovation lies in criticism.

Imagination is our strongest tool – basically, the ability to see ordinary things in new ways.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.  (Einstein)

Imagination is the force that brings his work as a painter into being and the fuel that sustains the process.

Imagination is the true magic carpet.

Imagination lies in wait as the most powerful enemy.  Naturally raw, and enamored of absurdity, it breaks out against all civilizing restraints like a savage who takes delight in grimacing idols.

Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.

Imagination without skill gives us contemporary art.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Imperfect standards always yield unmemorable results.

Improv is like the Hokey Pokey: You put your whole self in and you shake it all about.

In a campaign, you need help from your friends; in Washington, you need it from your enemies.

In a culture of spectacle, genuine feeling drains away, replaced by a rat like craving for new sensations.

In a fast-growing market, what matters is your share of new machines, not existing ones, because new machines quickly come to dominate the market.

In a fight between you and the world, bet on the world.

In a full heart, there is room for everything.

In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.

In a war of attrition, victory goes to the side most able to bear casualties and replace losses.

In a world of change, successful management cannot react to change-it must
anticipate change.

In a world of destruction, one must hold fast to whatever fragments of love are left.

In a world of machines, we still work with our hands and our hearts.

In an age that is utterly corrupt, the best policy is to do as others do.

In an ambitious start-up, it is tremendously valuable to hire adults and to hold out for the very best.

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing.  The worst thing you can do is nothing.

In any recollection, much is reduced to ruin.

In art, the trick is not to tell everything at once.

In bed my real love has always been the sleep that rescued me by allowing me to dream.

In business, paranoia is not a psychosis, it's reality; it's probably survival.

In business, you can’t have a memory. All that matters is what comes next.

In defeat, indomitable; in victory, insufferable.

In disagreements with loved ones, deal only with the current situation.  Don’t bring up the past.

In dreams begin responsibilities.

In every cliché, there's an element of truth.

In every laugh, a tear.

In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.  (Albert Schweitzer)

In good times people want to advertise; in bad times they have to.

In her first passion woman loves her lover; in all the others, all she loves is love.

In Hollywood no one likes to tell you bad news.  If they don't like your script, they won't tell you at.  You'll just never hear from them.  If they don't like your movie, they'll tell you they haven't seen it yet.

In Hollywood, you could die of encouragement. 

In innovation as in any other endeavor, there is talent, there is ingenuity, and there is knowledge.  But when all is said and done, what innovation requires is hard, focused, purposeful work.  If diligence, persistence, and commit­ment are lacking, talent, ingenuity, and knowledge are of no avail.

In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.

In judging character, too often we mistake rigidity for morality.

In matters of principle, stand like a rock; in matters of taste, swim with the current.

In most businesses, inefficiency is a problem; in education, it is a sin.

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are only consequences.

In order to have a friend, you have to be a friend.

In our hearts there's a spark of heavenly fire which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity, but which kindles up and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity.

In our hearts, we never get old.

In quiet places, reason abounds; in quiet people, there is vision and purpose; many
things are revealed to the humble that are hidden from the great.

In places like universities, where everyone talks too rationally, it is necessary for a kind of enchanter to appear.

In politics if you want to win, you have to be good to your friends and bad to your enemies.

In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.

In politics, you’re either pitching or catching.

In pushing other species to extinction, humanity is busy sawing off the limb on which it is perched.

In short, we should like, at the same time, to cease being guilty and yet not make the effort of cleansing ourselves.

In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.

In some instances, it’s better to die than to continue.

In talking about the past, we lie with every breath we draw.

In tech, we ask why not? In politics, they ask why?

In the absence of a direct "no," managers used their best judgment.

In the best institutions, promises are kept no matter what the cost in agony and overtime.

In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins – not through strength, but through perseverance.

In the course of fighting the present fire, we must not abandon our efforts to create fire-resistant structures of the future.

In the end, arithmetic is decisive.

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.

In the end, we are our choices.

In the entertainment business, you’ve got to be smart enough to understand the game and stupid enough to think it’s important.

In the factory, we make cosmetics.  In the stores, we sell hope.

In the final analysis, freedom is a purely negative goal.  It simply says something is
bad.  It offers no alternatives.

In the final analysis, it's not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings.

In the history of art, late works are the catastrophes.

In the history of the world, no one has ever washed a rental car.

In the knowledge sector, the key issues are rate of innovation and depth of penetration.  You must anticipate change.

In the last resort, everything invariably turns upon a trifle.

In the long run men hit only what they aim at.  Therefore, though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high.

In the media business, it’s always better to promote than to inhibit.

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.

In the midst of Winter, I finally learned there was in me an invincible Summer.  (Camus)

In the minors, with decent skills and by exploiting another's weaknesses, you can win.  In the pros, strengths are more important than weaknesses.

In the misfortune of our best friends we often find something that is not displeasing.

In the quiet of your solitude, close your eyes, bow your head, grit your teeth, clutch your fists, ache in your heart, vow and dedicate yourself to achieve, to achieve.

In the real world, management is an art, not a science.

In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm; in the real world, all rests on perseverance.

In the revelation of any truth, there are three stages. In the first, it is ridiculed. In the second, it is resisted. In the third, it is considered self-evident.

In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.

In the short term, the stock market is a voting machine. In the long run, it’s a weighing machine that measures a company’s true value. (Benjamin Graham)

In the Soviet Union, the future is known, it’s the past that’s always changing.

In the storm of crisis, complete sanity can steer us astray, while some insanity brings us to port.

In the venture world, your bad stuff dies first.

In those years we lived our best, and what has come after and what there is to come can never carry us to those heights again.

In time of war, the truth is so precious that it must always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.

In times of change, experience is your worst enemy.

In today’s knowledge-based economy, what you earn depends on what you learn.

In war, there are no unwounded soldiers.

In war, you don't have to be nice-you only have to be right.

In well-established fields like desktop applications, small steps are better than big ones.

In your wildest dreams, did you ever imagine…you’re not in my wildest dreams.

Inactivity is preferable to mindless functioning.

Inauthentic people are obsessed with authenticity.

Income derived from habit and hype may be a safer bet, since love is a risky and volatile commodity.

Incumbents don’t create change.

Indecision is the key to flexibility.

Independent films unsettle us -- Hollywood films reassure us with truths we already know or a falsehood we want to believe in.

Indifference is not part of the process-it’s the end of it.

Indifferent sex, great companionship.

Individuality should not be the first casualty of a relationship.

Individuals can improve themselves only in the direction of their natural bent, and not against the grain.

Information deteriorates as it moves upward through an organization.

Information has no value unless it's communicated.

Information levels: filter, find, learn, graze, enjoy.

Information wants to be free.

Innovation has nothing to do with invention.

Innovation is change that creates a new level of performance.

Innovation or irrelevance.

Innovation is the ability to turn ideas into invoices.

Insanity-doing the same thing the same way and expecting a different result.

Inspiration is highly overrated.  If you sit around and wait for the clouds to part, it’s not liable to ever happen.  More often than not, work is salvation.

Instant gratification takes too long.

Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.

Instinct is partly learned, but experience must come one day at a time.

Integrity has no need of rules.

Intelligence combined with integrity.

Intelligence –vs- athleticism (measuring to determine which)

Intelligence which is warm, but with a touch of cruelty to keep you alert.

Intensity is so much more becoming in the young.

Interaction is more valuable than exposure.

Internet is like pre-revolutionary France:  five rich guys, no middle class, and a lot of peasants.



Introducing purposeful selective disruption into existing systems.

Introspection is a form of self-indulgence.

Intuition: a finely-tuned machine for jumping to conclusions.

Inventors have a low threshold of pain. Things bother them.

Investors do not fear losing money as much as they fear solitude.

Investors don’t want you to diversify into new products. Their portfolios are already diversified. They want you to be great at one thing.

Irony – awareness of self.

Is it?  What is it?  What is it like?  Why is it?

Is it possible to succeed without any act of betrayal?

Is there any way to win?  There’s a way to lose more slowly.

Is there anything in life so disenchanting as achievement?

Is what I'm doing or about to do getting us closer to our objectives?

Israel – moving from oranges to software – from Jaffa to Java

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