Saturday, November 24, 2018

Words of Wisdom - T

200 pound baby – lots of power – totally immature

Tainted money – Only time it’s tainted is when it t’ain’t enough.

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. (Lincoln)

Take a stand and make enemies.

Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else to it. Ditto. (Jasper Johns)

Take big (calculated) risks that move the needle.

Take care or the dog will bark.
Take care to make things turn out well.  Some people scruple more over pointing things in the right direction than successfully reaching their goals.  The disgrace of failure outweighs the diligence they showed.  A winner is never asked for explanations.

Take it seriously; not personally

Take more money than you need.  Take it before you need it.  Don’t be a pig on valuation.

Take responsibility for your mistakes.

Take risks, but don’t gamble.

Take the money.  Take it all.  Take it now.

Takers may eat well, but givers sleep well.

Talent, felicity -/these things withdraw/And are succeeded by a dingier crop/That come to stop. (Philip Larkin)

Talent and hard work are no substitute for self-confidence.

Talent hits a target no one else can hit. Genius hits a target no one else can see.

Talent is always there, it never leaves you and it becomes a kind of crutch. You expect people to be as loyal to you as your talent is and when they're not, you’re devastated.

Talent is cheaper than table salt.  What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

Talent develops itself in solitude, character in life’s stream.

Talent is only the starting point in this business.

Talent is universal, but opportunity is not.

Talk a dog off a meat wagon.

Talk about a dream, try to make it real.

Talk at me and you talk alone.  Talk about me and I'll listen for hours.

Talk is cheap until you talk to your lawyer.

Talk slow, but think quick.

Talking to Ted is like talking to a radio.

Talking to you is like playing violin to a water buffalo.

Talking with architects is like sending shirts to the laundry.  You know what you sent, but you aren’t sure what you are going to get back.

Talking without feeling anything is different from talking without knowing anything.

Tall trees experience strong winds.

Taste is his skill.

Taste is never a democratic process.

Teach concepts, not facts.

Teach us to care and not to care.

Teachers can change the face of a nation.

Teachers don’t teach subjects. They teach students.

Teaching depends on what other people think, not what you think.

Teaching is not the same as instruction.

Teamwork makes the dream work.

Teamwork overcomes adversity.

Technology. It almost works.

Technology can augment us or replace us.

Technology-enabled architectures of collaboration

Technology is like bands. It rarely lasts forever.

Technology is not zero sum – we are building new industries and growing the pie.

Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.

Technology money follows different assumptions than content money.

Technology should be clever, useful, cheap and available to all.

Technology should be pervasive, but not invasive.

Technology will make or break us.

Technology’s arc of seduction: from distrust to dependence; from duty to desire.

Teetering between confidence and blame.

Tell me.  I may forget.
Show me.  I may remember.
Involve me.  I will understand.

Tell me a story.

Tell me early, I’m your friend. Tell me late, I’m your critic.

Tell me if you can do it. Otherwise, I will find people who can.

Tell me less about how this product came to be, and tell me more about what’s in it for me.

Tell me what you pay attention to and I'll tell you who you are.

Tell me where I'm going to die, and I'll be sure not to go there.

Tell the story, take out the good lines and see if it still works.

Tell the truth and run.

Telling and selling.

Telling is selling (David Oglivie)

Temperament is more important than IQ.

Ten minutes early is on time.

Term Sheet:  Want to be confirming not exploring or discovering.

Terror and violence are midwives.  We bring nations into the world.

Tests of love always end badly.

Test is going away, but paper is. We need journalism, not newspapers.

Thank you for not whining.

That day she put our heads together/ fate had her imagination about her/ your head so much concerned with outer/ mine with inner, weather.

That depends a good deal on where you want to get.
That glimpse of truth for which you have forgotten to ask.
That man will be revolutionary who can revolutionize himself.

That place where you can’t remember and you can’t forget.

That pleasant mood of mind where gaiety and pensiveness intermingle (Hawthorne)

That shit sells on Sandhill Road

That was a stupid lie, easy to expose, not worthy of you.

That which makes us safe imprisons us.

That’s a trail nothing but a nose can follow.
That’s all right, that’s ok.  You will work for us some day.

That’s comparing leprosy to cancer.

That's men for you: hams of cool.

That’s not writing, it’s typing.

That's what happens when easy money gets hard.

That’s what hearts do. They beat and they break.

That’s what learning is.  You suddenly understand something you’ve understood all your life, but in a new way.

That’s why I quit school – I never liked recess.

That’s why they call it Mastery and not Minute Maid

The ability to get out of any situation all that there is in it.

The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.

The ability to make one person miserable for a moment rather than making 250 people miserable for a lifetime.

The ability to plan for what has not yet happened, for a future that has only been imagined.

The ability to succinctly express an idea is virtually as important as the idea itself.

The absence of alternatives clears the mind.

The absent are always at fault.

The act of diplomacy isn’t forcing people to do what you like.  It’s persuading people to do what they don’t like.

The act of measuring alters that which is being measured.

The adjacent possible

The amusements didn’t amuse me.

The answer is the product.

The anticipation of a problem is far worse than the problem itself.

The apple never falls far from the tree.

The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.

The art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises.

The art of life is to know how to enjoy a little and endure much.

The art of life is to show your hand.  There is no diplomacy like candor.  You may lose by it now and then, but it will be a loss well-earned if you do.  Nothing is tougher than keeping up a deception.

The art of losing isn’t hard to master. (David Broza)

The art of lying is the art of the practical. The important thing about a lie is not that it be interesting, fanciful, graceful or even pleasant but that it be believed.  Let it be blunt and forthright and so simple that you can repeat it in detail and under oath 10 years later.

The art of the expected.

The art of war is about legs, not arms.

The artist always transfers from people to product.

The artist’s audience is his peers.

The attitude of great poets is to cheer up slaves and horrify despots.

The author of freedom is not indifferent to the fate of freedom.

The bartered self.

The battle for capital is now a battle for attention and mindshare.

The bear knows 40 stories, but all of them are about pears.

The beginning is always today.

The beginning of the war will be secret.

The beginning point in any enterprise is to discuss the best that ought to be.

The best a man can give is his living spirit to a service that is not easy.

The best always succeeds.

The best answer to anger is silence.

The best armor is to keep out of range.

The best entrepreneurs run toward their fears, not away from them.

The best fiction is far more true than any kind of journalism.

The best fights are the ones you don’t have.

The best kind of heroism is to be found in the relentless practice of one’s profession.

The best lack all conviction / While the worst are full of passionate intensity.

The best leaders…almost without exception and at every level, are master users of stories and symbols.

The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.

The best mirror is a friend’s eye.

The best new clients are old clients buying new and additional things.

The best people don’t give you answers. Answers are everywhere these days and easy.  They ask questions that you’ve never thought of which lead to new ways of thinking about old problems.

The best person you interview isn’t necessarily the best person for the job.

The best predictor of success is how people explain their failures.

The best programmers are ten times more productive than the worst ones.

The best qualification of a prophet is to have a good memory.

The best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.

The best religions have great hats.

The best sales people take it personally.

The best startups are built for distance and for speed

The best stories are both inevitable and surprising.

The best things in life aren’t things.

The best time to keep a customer is before he or she leaves.

The best way out is through.

The best way to deceive someone is first to deceive yourself.

The best way to get approval is not to need it.

The best way to make history is to write it.

The best way to predict the future is to invent it.

The best we can hope for from each other is mercy.

The bleeding always stops – one way or the other.

The big labels are just trying to make a little music in the money business.

The bigger the elephant, the better the monkey's odds.

The bigger the empire, the more beholden the center becomes to the periphery.

The bigger the stakes for your opponent, the easier they are to bluff.

The biggest blowhard still beats the brightest bulb.

The biggest change brought about by the Internet is not its immediacy or its low cost, but its massive improvements in measurability and accountability.

The biggest money is in the smallest sales.

The biggest room in our company is the room for improvement.

The biggest wounds in life are self-inflicted. (Bill Clinton)

"The Bleeding Edge of Technology"

The body of a child lies like a broken doll in the street.

The boss at an office party:  with that curious brand of informality which never relinquishes authority.

The breakfast of champions is not cereal, it's the competition.

The Buddha of the befuddled.

The business dies when the founder gives up

The business of beauty is ugly.

The business of education is the most important business there is.

The careful application of terror is also a form of communication.

The caterpillar is safe in the cocoon, but it’s the butterfly that’s beautiful.

The certainty of misery is better than the misery of uncertainty.

The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.

The challenge ahead of you is never greater than the force behind you.

The child is father of the man.

The choice not to do something is almost always more interesting than the choice to do something.

The clearer the vision… the fewer the choices… the quicker decisions.

The closer you sit, the more you learn.

The collapse of time and space between partners.

The color of television

The community is too heavy for anyone to carry alone.

The company is really run after 5:00 pm.

The competition can’t hold a candle to Kendall.

The complete encapsulation of a single person's fantasy.

The consequences of our actions take hold of us, quite indifferent to the fact that meanwhile we may have improved.

The consumer isn't a moron.  She's your wife.

The conversation always turns to living long enough to have fun.

The conventional army loses if it does not win.  The guerrilla wins if he does not lose.

The course of a man's life is not bounded by its origins.

The creation of new ideas requires a willingness to defend assertions that others do not yet believe, to be vulnerable, to accept criticism, and to be resilient.

The crisis of yesterday is the joke of tomorrow.

The critic gets as close to the creative process as the crab louse does to the process of making love.

The cruelest acts are the unintentional ones.

The cruelest disappointment is when you let yourself down.

The cure for boredom is curiosity.  There is no cure for curiosity.

The curse of pure talent.

The customers always write.

The cynic sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.

The damage was minute, subtle and utterly effective.

The dance of democracy.

The danger comes once you feel you've arrived.

The danger in realizing our limitations is that, all too often, we limit our realizations.

The danger is not that computers will begin to think like men, but that men will begin to think like computers.

The daughters of lions are lions, too.

The daunting power of the status quo

The day is not going to take care of itself.

The days are long, but the years are short.

The deal is the sex while the movie is just the cigarette.

The deed is everything, the glory nothing.

The destruction that wasteth at noonday.

The devil can quote scripture for his purpose.

The devil is in the details.

The devil writes the biggest check.

The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.

The difference between a car salesman and a computer salesman is that the car salesman knows when he is lying.

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

The difference between an average horse and a champion is that a champion always has something left when it comes around the last turn.

The difference between toys and tools.

The dog is a lion in his own house.

The dog returns to its vomit.

The dog that caught the car.

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present.  The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise to the occasion.  (Abe Lincoln)

The dogs may bark, but the caravan moves on.

The easier the deal is to get done, the harder it will be to implement.

The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people.  The hardest is with one.

The easy decisions never make it to my desk, only the hard ones.

The efforts which we make to escape from our destiny only serve to lead us into it.

The elation you feel is directly proportional to the sacrifices you make.

The elimination of the insignificant.

The end is nothing, the road is all.

The enemy of the better is the best.

The enemy’s diversion that you are ignoring is the main attack.

The entire world is a narrow bridge, but the main thing is not to fear.

The epochs are discerned by the types of people who lead them.

The errors of great men are venerable because they are more fruitful than the truths of little men.

The essence of film is showing people what they want to see.

The evolution of a central idea through continually changing circumstances.

The excellence of a gift lies in its appropriateness rather than in its value.

The excitement wasn’t worth the uncertainty.

The expert in anything was once a beginner.

The expert is the one who says it takes the longest and costs the most.

The eye must travel.

The eyes of someone who had been insulted in ways no one could understand.

The facts, although interesting, are usually irrelevant.

The facts can have diverse interpretations, but there cannot be diverse facts.

The faintest ink is clearer than the sharpest memory.

The fame-making apparatus confers celebrity on an individual in a conflagration so intense that he or she can’t possibly survive.  The quick and pitiless end of such a person’s career is inherent in the first gathering glimmers of fame.  This is how time is collapsed.

The family is living on borrowed time.

The family lived at the end of their nerves and at the top of their lungs.

The farther away the future is, the better it looks.

The faster we run, the further away the dreams that we chase become.

The fear of becoming old is born of the recognition that one is not living now the life that one wishes. It is equivalent to a sense of abusing the present.

The fear of suffering is worse than the suffering itself.

The fear that instead of being doomed to failure, he might just fail without being doomed.

The final password was password.

The first casualty of technology is ritual.

The first draft of anything is shit.

The first duty is to remember.

The first duty of a business is to stay in business.

The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader.

The first half of our lives are ruined by our parents.  The second half by our children.

The first law of holes: if you're in one, stop digging.

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell. (Carnegie)

The first mistake of art is to assume that it’s serious.

The first rule is not to lose.
The second rule is not to forget the first rule.

The first rule of business: once you make a sale, leave. Don’t be greedy and don’t try to gild the lily.

The first thirty seconds in a person’s presence are the most important.

The fish got hooked because it opened its mouth.

The flip side of conflict is contact.

The flow of truth: it’s just as likely that fiction will become true as it is that the truth will turn out to have been fiction all along. (Baudrillard)

The fox knows many things and scurries after them all.  The hedgehog knows one big thing and stays focused like a laser.

The function of genius is not to give new answers, but to pose new questions which time and mediocrity can resolve.

The function of the imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange.

The futility of intolerance.

The future ain't what it used to be.

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

The future can't be predicted, but it can be invented.

The future comes one day at a time.

The future has arrived, it’s just not evenly distributed yet.

The future is a wonderful place.  They do things differently there.

The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed. (William Gibson)

The future is not a gift-it is an achievement.

The future is not Google-able.

The future isn't something to be feared; it's something to be shaped.

The future of learning is not in the classroom alone.

The future won’t be incremental.
The game is not worth the candle.
The game will survive in spite of all of the people in it.

The gap between what you want and what you need.

The generic allure of excess.

The genuineness of a couple's affection for each other is inversely proportional to the cuteness of their pet names for each other.

The gifts of conception and of execution do not commonly reside in the same personality.

The girl who can't dance says the band can't play.

The glitzy, fleeting imitation of highlife and good luck for the habitually, congenitally luckless.

The glut has made us into gluttons who gorge and do not digest.

The goal is to be both irresistible and invisible.

The goal of life is to die young—as late as possible.

The goal of physical fitness is not to feel better, but to endure more.

The Gods are not altogether unkind.

The gods thought otherwise.
The golden prison.

The good old days are good and gone now / That's why they're good, because they're gone.

The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.

The goose is still laying golden eggs, they’re just smaller every year.

The grace that they live together under the worst of circumstances.

The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

The great end of life is not knowledge, but action.

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie…but the myth.

The great entrepreneur accomplishes his act of conception at the price of his own extinction.

The great have no friends.  They merely know a lot of people.

The great poet moves quickly away from objective or external themes and ends up drawing a portrait of himself. (“stellt sich selber dar”)

The great tragedy of the artistic temperament is that it cannot produce any art.

The greater our knowledge increases, the more our ignorance unfolds.

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by mean of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

The greatest generals are the victors.

The greatest happiness you can have is knowing that you do not necessarily require happiness.  (Saroyan)

The greatest leader is the one who inspires his people, after the battle has been won, to say they did it all themselves.

The greatest loves in a person’s life are the ones that have a transformative effect.  You can’t really change; you can only emerge.

The greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. (Roald Dahl)

The greatness of art is not to find what is common but what is unique.

The greedy murmur of little men.

The grotesquely premature death of friends.

The growing gap between expectation and reward.

The guy who invented gambling was smart, but the guy who invented chips was a genius.

The hard things are what we do.

The harder thing to do and the right thing to do are usually the same thing.

The harder you work, the luckier you get.

The hardest battle you fight every day is to be yourself in a world trying to make you like everybody else.

The hardest part isn’t inventing the solution, but figuring out how to get people to adopt it.

The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

The hardest thing to cope with is not selfishness or vanity or deceitfulness, but sheer stupidity.

The hardest thing to do is to listen.

The hardest time is always now.  It's never been harder.  It never gets easier.

The hardest work is to do nothing.

The heart can make anything important. (Stendahl)

The heart has its reasons that reason doesn’t know.

The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good; and thanks to this artifice, we manage to endure the burden of the past.

The heaviest object in the world is the body of someone you have ceased to love.

The hights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.

The higher a monkey climbs up a tree, the more you see of his ass.

The highest genius is willingness and ability to do hard work.  Any other conception of genius makes it a doubtful, if not a dangerous, possession.

The highest level of creativity unfolds through play. (Einstein)

The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but rather what he becomes by it.

The heights by great men reached were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions were toiling upward in the night. (Longfellow)

The hotter the fire, the tougher the metal.

The hounds don’t shun the fox for being mangy.

The house is burning and the clock is ticking.

The House of Representatives is like a hot cup of coffee and the Senate is the saucer that cools it.

The hurried pace of life erodes our capacity to read.

The hurt that losing brings lasts forever.

The idea of escape is a fiction.  You travel with yourself wherever you are.

The idea that we should be open to all ideas is very different from the supposition that all ideas are equally valid.

The ideal life: doing only things which are indispensable.

The idiot had discovered Evan’s strength, which was implacable hatred, but he had shared, and therefore missed altogether, his weakness, which was a lack of sufficient imagination.

The idle supposition that it is the harness and not the horses that draw the chariot along.

The idolatry of data

The images I willingly surrender creep forth dangerously sweet.  Beautiful and vibrant.  Delicately raging.

The important thing is this: to be able at any time to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.

The ingenious human capacity for maneuver and compromise may make acceptable tomorrow what seems outrageous or impossible today. Never say never.

The innocent never insist upon the guilt of others.

The instant a situation involves more than one person, it is political.

The intellect is always fooled by the heart.

The intensity of a conviction that a hypothesis is true has no bearing over whether it is true or not.

The Internet can make you smarter, but it can’t make you smart.

The Internet is a kind of small town.  Everybody will go to www.something and they won’t go anywhere else, at least not often.

The Internet is like flying.  It's not inherently dangerous.  It's just terribly unforgiving.

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant.  We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. (Einstein)

The IQ of the management team is the lowest common denominator of the intelligence of the people around the table.

The island of broken toys.

The itch to make dark marks on white paper is shared by writers and artists.

The journey is 1 percent finished. (MZ)

The joy of writing, when you’re writing from your subconscious, is beautiful—it’s thrilling.  And when you’re editing, which is your conscious mind, it’s like torture.

The joys of life bed down on broken glass.

The key to mistakes is knowing which ones to keep.

The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear.

The kind of coach that doesn’t want your love, just your respect.

The kingdom may be shrinking but it still has its throne.

The kingdom of the human heart is large.

The last freedom is attitude.

The last of human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.

The last we saw of them was when they kissed/then beautifully naked walked as if into a sea of bright blue water/leaving their bodies like old clothes upon the shore.

The last woman I was inside was the Statue of Liberty.

The law of accumulation: the sum total of a lot of little things isn't little.

The leader’s job is to be right at the end of the meeting, not at the beginning.

The leopard does not change his spots.

The less you bet, the more you lose when you win.

The level of intensity with which you approach life never varies from activity to activity unless you cease to care about what you are doing.

The liar’s punishment is not that he is not believed, but that he can believe no one else.

The lie is the basic building block of good manners.

The life force is best represented by the livid twitching of one tortured nerve or even a full-scale anxiety attack.

The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.

The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you’ll have.

The light from the oncoming train focuses the mind.

The lights dancing on dark water, as in the old prints, the sound of voices, laughter, music, all faint, alluring, far off.

The line between dreaming and writing was nothing more than a thin, translucent line.

The links of the chain are forged not with cruelties but with luxuries.

The list is an absolute good.  The list is life.  All around its margins lies the gulf.

The locus of power struggles conducted through farce, comedy, irony, transcendence, and, of course, commerce.

The loftier your goals, the higher your risk, the greater your glory.

The long run is always shorter than we imagine.

The long run is made of short runs. Getting better every day

The long term is really just a bunch of short terms stick together.

The longer one lives, the less importance one attaches to importance.

The longer you benchmark to an irrelevant standard, the more ground you lose and the more time you waste

The look of a woman who will always veer away from happiness before the thought of losing it becomes unbearable.

The lure of quantity is the most dangerous of all.

The machine is neither a god nor a devil.

The maggot genius of American culture.

The magic wand store is closed for good.

The magic's the magic within you.

The mailed fist wielded with justice gets more respect than the velvet glove deployed with compassion.

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.

The man ain't really evil, he jes' ain't got no sense.

The man carrying the cat gets 10 times as much experience as the one watching the man carrying the cat.

The man I miss most is the man I could have been.

The man of genius is constantly angry and sometimes even belligerent.

The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there.

The man was a hero under fire and a coward when he wasn't.

The man who has done right does not feel compelled to explain why.

The man who has no imagination has no wings.

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.

The man who never made an enemy never made anything.

The market can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent. (Keynes)

The market decides what it wants.

The market doesn’t give a crap who your Dad is.

"The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them."

The mathematical consequence of paranoid assumptions (cryptography).

The memory of things gone is important. Things like old folks singing in the moonlight or something said long ago.

The metric for success evolves as you progress.

The milk of sacred cows has a way of turning sour.

The mind is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.

The minute you establish an organization, it starts to decay.

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.

The minute that you think you understand a work of art, it’s dead to you.

The moaning at the bar.

The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.

The moment may be temporary, but the memory is forever.

The moment we automate a task, we downgrade the relevant skill involved to one of mere mechanism.

The money is always there, but the pockets change.

The monkey jumps into the water.

The moon could not go on shining if it paid attention to the little dogs that bark at it.

The more advanced the mind, the greater the need for recreation.

The more choices people have, the less likely they are to choose anything.

The more difficult the decision, the less it matters what you choose.

The more dogmatic the leader, the faster the culture develops either through conformity or attrition.

The more elaborate our means of communication, the less we communicate. (Priestley)

The more I like me, the less I want to pretend

The more I know, the less I understand.

The more I like me, the less I want to pretend to be other people.

The more it tells you, the less you know.

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterward.

The more perfect the artist, the greater the separation between the individual who suffers and the mind that creates.

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

The more things change, the more they remain insane.

The more trivial the defect, the more anger it inspires.

The more you get, the more you want.

The more you leave out, the more we see ourselves in the picture, the more we project our own thoughts onto it.

The more you reason, the less you create.

The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

The most common form of human stupidity is forgetting what one is trying to do.

The most common human act that writing a novel resembles is lying.

The most complex relationship anyone has is not with any other person, but with time.

The most destructive criticism is indifference.

The most difficult way is in the long run, the easiest.
The most effective way to cope with change is to create it.

The most exciting discoveries happen at the intersections.

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.

The most expensive thing you’ll ever buy is money.

The most important attribute of a college president is the capacity to inflict pain.

The most important job of a leader is to create more leaders.

The most important thing is to begin.

The most important word in art is "proportion".

The Most Valuable Real Estate Today is Your Smartphone Screen

The most important predictor of ultimate success is how people learn from and explain their failures.

The most important things in life you cannot see – civility, justice, courage, peace.

The most often overlooked variable in decision-making is the cost of not acting.

The most painful state of being is remembering the future.

The most pathetic person in the world is someone who has sight but no vision.
(Helen Keller)

The most popular shows on broadcast TV aren’t the best shows – they’re the least objectionable

The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it. (Mark Weiser)

The most profound things are inexpressible.

The most prominent cause of death in start-ups is too rapid growth.

The most treacherous prisons are in the mind.

The motto here is not work hard, but dream hard.

The museum isn’t the answer. The museum is the question.

The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs.  There’s also a negative side.

The musician who has not been paid doesn't play well.  (El musico paco no toca bien.)

The nail whose head sticks up gets hit.

The nature of all work is to be well prepared for a good accident.

The nature of distribution is changing the ways creators get their works to the world

The nature of men is always the same; it is their habits that separate them.

The nature of men is such that most forget more easily the death of their fathers than the loss of their property.

The need for action cannot be avoided by flight into rhetoric or retreat into analysis.

The negotiations begin when the contract is signed.

The new is for the few.

The Next Big Thing will be a million small things.

The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.

The nicest thing about not carefully planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by a period of depression.

The night is bitter/The stars have lost their glitter/The winds grow colder/ and suddenly you’re older/ and all because of a gal who got away.

The night is lit by the reflected light of your presence, though it be half a continent away.

The nostalgia trap: the way we never were.

The notion of membership in anything sounds like a trick.

The number of times I succeed is in direct proportion to the number of times I can fail and keep on trying.

The obscure we see eventually, the completely apparent takes longer.

The obstacle to progress is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge.

The obvious isn't always that apparent.

The old hecoon walks just before the light of day.

The old stuff gets broken faster than the new stuff is put into its place.

The older you get, the easier it is to resist temptation, and the harder it is to find it.

The oldest story line in history: from the raw to the cooked.

The one certainty for anyone in the path of an avalanche is that standing still is not an option.

The one thing your friends will never forgive is your happiness.

The one who blinks first is not always the weaker one.  Sometimes he is the wiser one.

The one who cares the most wins.

The ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles, exploding like spiders across the stars.

The only antidote to mental suffering is physical pain.

The only certain freedom is in departure.

The only content that gets seen today is content that is authentically shared

The only cure for decadence is the rise of new energies.

The only degree you need is a degree of caring.

The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

The only difference between a saint and a sinner is that every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.

The only duty of a storyteller is to tell a story.

The only easy day is yesterday.

The only four letter word an agent needs to know is M-O-R-E.

The only good is knowledge and the only evil is ignorance.

The only irreparable mistake in business is to run out of cash.  Almost any other mistake in business can be remedied in one way or another.  But when you run out of cash, they take you out of the game.  (Geneen)

The only job in which you start at the top is digging a hole.

The only justification of rebellion is success.

The only law this fellow has broken is the law of averages.

The only nonnegotiable principle here is success. Everything else is negotiable.

The only one you get even with is yourself.

The only people who want to die before they get old are those too young to know better.

The only rule of thumb is to stick it in the other guy's eye before he sticks it in yours.

The only source of knowledge is experience.

The only thing I think any of us want is to last as long as we’re any good.  And then not.

The only thing I’m truly interested in for very long is the stories we tell each other.

The only thing more satisfying and powerful than fulfilling expectations is subverting them.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

The only thing new in the world is the history you don't know.

The only thing standing between me and greatness is me.

The only thing that history teaches us is that history doesn't teach us anything.

The only thing that looks good on me is you.

The only thing worse than a great victory is a great defeat. (Duke of Wellington)

The only things that evolve by themselves in an organization are disorder, friction and malperformance.

The only thing that permits a man to live is the act.  A man engages in his life, defines his profile, and outside this profile, he is nothing.

The only time people don’t make mistakes is when they’re asleep.

The only true happiness can come from squandering ourselves for a purpose.

The only way on earth to influence other people is to talk about what they want and show them how to get it.

The only way to avoid pissing people off is to do nothing important

The only way to look at a politician is down.

The opposite of community is calamity.

The opposite of talking is listening.

The opposite of talking is waiting.

The oxen are slow, but the earth is patient.

The pace of change will never again be as slow as it is today

The pace of true innovation isn’t keeping up with the rate at which our problems are growing.

The pain goes away, but the wound stays forever.

The pain of failure exceeded by far the joys of success.

The paint has aged now, and I wanted to see what was there for me once, what is there for me now. (Pentimento)

The paintings are very beautiful. But that’s all.

The palest ink is better than the best memory.

The passer always get a ride home.

The past: I don’t want to erase it or regret it, but I don’t want to be its prisoner either.

The past changes with the present.

The past is past. The future unformed. There is only the moment.

The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember or pretend you remember.

The past isn’t gone, it’s not even past.

The past recedes away before our eyes while the future comes upon us from behind our backs.  You can't face the future, you can only project from the past.  You can't forget the past; what else is there to know?

The path hasn’t been written.

The paths of glory lead only to the grave.

The penalty of success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.

The people who are doing the drudgery are, as a rule, in the proper places.

The people who change best and fastest are the ones who have no choice.

The people who succeed and do not push on to a greater failure are the spiritual middle-classers. (O’Neill)

The people you care most about in life are taken from you too soon and all the less important ones just never go away.

The perception of power is power.

The perfect deal is one where both parties walk away feeling slightly screwed.

The perfectly known future is a past.

The person who controls the definition of a problem controls the solution.

The person who does things that count usually doesn't stop to count them.

The person who knows “how” will always have a job.  The person who knows “why” will always be his boss.

The piano is a monster that screams when you touch its teeth.

The pitcher will go to the well once too often.

The potential to leverage what hasn’t happened yet.

The power and the pride of craftsmanship.

The power of forgetting should never be underestimated.

The power of getting out of any situation all that there is in it.

The power of prospective is what makes us wise.

The powerful don’t have to conspire because they all think alike.

The powers of mind are everywhere ascendant over the brute force of things.

The present always has precedence over the past.

The present is becoming the future faster than it is becoming the past.

The present is never our goal.  The past and present are our means; the future alone is our goal.

The price for doing things halfway is the same as for doing things right.

The price of leadership is eternal paranoia.

The price of progress is memory.

The probabilities change when you’re committed.

The problem is usually in the process.

The problem isn't how little we care; the problem is how little we do about it.

The problem with most companies is that they don’t know what business they’re in.

The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money. (Thatcher)

The process can quickly become a prison.

The promise of connection turned into the reality of division.

The proof of understanding is the ability to explain it.

The prospect of losing was simply incompatible with living the rest of my life.

The purpose of art is not to replicate experience, it’s to help us make sense of our experience and enrich our appreciation of life by enabling individual creative expression.

The purpose of drama is to reveal sources of pleasures and enjoyment in our own emotional life.

The purpose of theater, like magic, like religion—those three harness mates - is to inspire cleansing awe.

The quality of a man's life is in direct proportion to his dedication to excellence, regardless of his chosen field of endeavor.

The quality of any collaborative creative endeavor tends to approach the level of taste of whoever is in charge.

The quality of any product or service is what the customer says it is.

The question isn't how, but how many.

The question isn’t who’s going to let us; it’s who’s going to stop us.

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.

The quieter you become, the more you can hear.

The race doesn't always go to the swift or the battle to the strong.  But that's the way to bet.  

The race is not always to the swift, but to those who keep running.

The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.

The ratio of puff to stuff.

The real defining characteristic is education.  The guy who makes $1 million who never graduated from college watches TV like other people who never graduated from college.

The real path to greatness, it turns out, requires simplicity and diligence.  It requires clarity, not instant illumination.

The real product of a service business is not so much what emerges at the end of the line; it is the intangible feeling of being cared for.

The real question is not whether machines think, but whether men do.

The real secret of success is enthusiasm.

The real secret to innovation is failing fast.

The real test of a man is not when he plays the role that he wants for himself, but when he plays the role destiny has for him. (Havel)

The real trick to life is not to be in the know, but to be in the mystery.

The reason God created the Earth in 6 days was because he didn’t have legacy systems and millions of customers.

The reason lightening doesn’t strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn’t there the second time.

The reason things are seldom as they seem is that we usually refuse to see them as they are.

The reason we all like to think so well of others is that we are all afraid for ourselves.

The rebar of humanity: teen-agers

The recent spells of market euphoria and market despair, at their most extreme, have been illusions, with little relation to the real breadth of technological change.

The rest is silence.

The rest isn’t history. It’s history in the making.

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.

The reward of suffering is experience.

The rewards of genius go to society.  The price of being a genius is paid by the genius alone.

The right answer is the best answer.
The wrong answer is second-best.
No answer is the worst.

The right man is the one who seizes the moment.

The right shoes can change your life.

The right time is always right now

The right you have is the right you take.

The risk of charm without mission.

The risk of failure is never allowed to call into question the essential nature of the enterprise.

The risks that leave us most vulnerable are those we fail to foresee.

The road is better than the inn.

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. (Blake)

The road to success is always under construction.

The road to success is paved with mistakes well-handled.

The road you don’t travel is always smoother.

The roots of a tree cast no shadow.

The rule of holes:  If you are in one, stop digging.

The ruthless efficiency of their features and their personalities.

The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.

The saints are the sinners who keep on trying.

The sand in the Vaseline.

The scandal isn’t what’s illegal; the scandal is what’s legal

The Scarcest Resource of All is Time – Time or Productivity

The scars we carry remain but the pain slips away

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.

The search for perfection is all very well, but looking for heaven makes living here hell.  (Sting)

The search for someone to blame is always successful.

The second barrel, as the lawyers say, was fatal.

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

The secret of making money in business:  know something nobody else knows.
(Aristotle Onassis)

The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided.

The secret of success is to be ready when your opportunity comes.

The secret to happiness is low expectations.

The secret to overcoming any challenge lies in finding the alignment of self-interests.

The “share the scraps” economy.

The shell must break before the bird can fly.

The shoes are original. It’s just the brands that are fake.

The shrimp that falls asleep is swept away by the current.

The silence of the cave often hides the breathing of the bear.

The simplest lie is the best lie.

The sinister thing about writing is that it starts off seeming so easy and ends up being so hard.

The sleepless shall inherit the earth.

The smart can trump the bold.

The smoothest path is full of stones.

The snake which cannot cast its skin has to die. As well the minds which are prevented from changing their opinions; they cease to be mind. (Nietzsche)
The snow is heaviest while it melts.

The solution needed to be Chekhovian (with everybody a little disappointed) rather than Shakespearean (with bodies littering the floor).

The sound that your voice makes when the words come from your heart rather than your head.

The Spartans are not wont to ask how many the enemy are, but where they are.

The speech we hear is an indication of that which we don’t hear.

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.

The squeaking wheel doesn't always get the grease.  Sometimes it gets replaced.

The stamp of a singular sensibility

The stench of Ed's desperation.

The stench of yesterday.

The sternest purpose lurks behind the greatest frivolity.

The still point in a turning world.

The stock doesn’t know you own it.

The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones. It ended because we invented better tools.

The story of how they got from tit to tat.

The strength of the team is built on the insecurity of the individual.

The strongest man in the world is he who stands most alone. (Isben)

The strongest person in the world is the man who can stand alone.

The substance of childhood can’t withstand the brutal touch of adult inquisition.

The sum of your actions determines who you are.

The sun is but a morning star. (Thoreau)

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.

The system should fit people, not the other way around.

The tallest guy in a tribe of dwarfs.

The task of each generation is to build a road for the next.

The task of the leader is to get his people from where they are to where they have not been.

The tears of strangers are only water.

The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed.

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.

The thief is no danger to the beggars.

The thing about doing something terrible is you hardly ever remember it.

The thing that made our reconciliation so successful was that we never tried to clear up what had gone so wrong.  We just let it go.

The thing you have to be prepared for is that other people don’t always dream your dream.

The things I imagine are more vital and vivid to me than the things I remember.

The things that made me different are the things that made me.

The things we fear we bring to pass.

The things we remember best are those best forgotten.

The things we want, we can do them or not do them, but we can't hide them.

The things which hurt, instruct.

The “this” of “that”

The thought of suicide is a great comforter. Many a man has spent a sleepless night with it. (Nietzsche)

The three grand essentials of happiness are:  Something to do; someone to love, and something to hope for.

The time before time began to tell.

The time lost in not making a decision can never be retrieved.

The time to eat appetizers is when they’re handing them out.   (raise money)

The time to make up your mind about people is never. (Tracy Lord)

The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.

The time to take the tarts is when they’re being passed.

The tissue-thin difference between a thing done well and a thing done ill.

The tongue always returns to the sore tooth.

The toughest choices are made with the heart.

The tragedy of life is what dies within a man while he still lives.

The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.

The trick is not to solve a problem once, but how to solve it over and over again.

The trick on a movie is to take something that’s very sophisticated and reduce it to something very simple.

The tricks of today are the truths of tomorrow.

The triumph will be remembered long after the pain is forgotten.

The triumph over anything is a matter of organization.

The trouble is, you think you have the time

The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.

The trouble with resisting temptation is that it may never come again.

The trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we're ready for it.

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.

The trouble with the world is that the stupid are sure and the intelligent are full of doubt.

The true competition is anything that engages you in your non-sleeping hours.

The true maturity of a man is the ability to recapture the intensity one had as a child at play.

The true test of a Chief Executive’s ability is the willingness to endlessly repeat himself.

The true test of a first-rate mind is the ability to hold two contradictory ideas at the same time.

The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music.   Bodies never lie.

The truest test of gold is fire.

The truth about a man lies first and foremost in what he hides.

The truth is messy, incoherent, aimless, boring, absurd.  The truth does not make a good story; that’s why we have art.

The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

The truth is I don't know anyone who got to the top without hard work.  It will not always get you to the top, but it should get you pretty close.

The truth is stranger than fiction factor keeps getting jacked up on us on a fairly regular, maybe even exponential, basis.

The truth only hurts when you don't tell it.

The tug is the drug. (Fishing)

The Turkey Parable – Prince & Turkey & Sage

The two things people want more than sex or money are recognition and praise.

The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

The ultimate measure of a man or woman is not where they stand in moments of comfort or convenience, but where they stand at times of challenge and controversy.

The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience.

The unattainable is invariably attractive.

The unexamined life is not worth living.  The unlived life is not worth examining.

The union is like herpes. It doesn’t kill you, but it’s unpleasant and inconvenient, and it stops a lot of people from becoming your lover.

The unpalatable truth is that people are likely to be more expressive in what (and whom) they deny themselves than in their gratifications.

The upside of painful knowledge is much greater than the cold comfort of blissful ignorance.

The value of a getaway spot depends on what is being gotten away from.

The value of any network increases in proportion to the square of the number of people using it.

The velocity of doing wasn’t fast enough.

The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.

The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency—half tiger, half poet.

The virtue of selfishness.

The vulgar falsehoods of the cinema.

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

The way people speak is more important than what they say.

The way to do good science is to be incredibly critical without being depressed.

The way to get started is to quit talking and start doing. (Walt Disney)

The way to secure success is to be more anxious about obtaining it than about deserving it.

The way to solve the problem you see in life is to live in a way that makes the problem disappear.

The way we do anything is the way we do everything.

The way you keep the world at bay for me.

The wealthy have few friends.

The weather is here, wish you were beautiful.

The white cracker who wrote the national anthem knew what he was doing. He set the word “free” to a note so high nobody can reach it. (Angels in America)

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards. (Anatole France)

The whole loneliness of all the different romances gone wrong.

The whole of science is no more than a refinement of every day thinking.

The whole world in your pants.

The will-to-power is thus an expression of insecurity even when it has achieved ends which, from the perspective of an ordinary mortal, would seem to guarantee complete security.

The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.

The willingness to be lucky.

The willingness to be violent is a force multiplier.

The winner is not determined by the skill of the combatant as much as by the terrain.  Bear could pull alligator out of swamp.  Instead they jumped into the swamp.

The wolf climbing the hill is always hungrier than the wolf on top of the hill.

"The work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."

The world bats last.

The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places.

The world does not require so much to be informed as to be reminded.

The world doesn’t owe you a living.

The world has changed in that ease of access and convenience are also luxuries.

The world is full of fictional characters looking for their stories.

The world is full of questions/Some are answered, some are not/ The only faith you’re keepin’/Is the faith that you still got.

The world is moved, not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.  (Frank C. Ross)

The world is not that small, it’s just too crowded.

The world is ruled by neither justice nor morality; crime is not punished nor virtue rewarded, one is forgotten as quickly as the other.  The world is ruled by power.

The world is run by those who show up.

The world is so fast that there are days when the person who says it can’t be done is interrupted by the person who is doing it.

The world isn't what it is, it's what we make of it.

The world’s best speedboat captain isn’t able to pilot an oil tanker.

The worm was punished for early rising.

The worst mistake is to have the best ladder and the wrong wall.

The worst mistakes in business are made in good times, not bad times.

The worst they can do is call you “pisher.”

The worst thing you can do on stage is to think about what you are doing.

The worst times to try to build a relationship are when you need something or are trying to sell someone something.

The worst your enemies can do is kill you, The worst your friends can do is betray you. Fear only the indifferent, because at their silent consent, treachery and death flourish.

The worst way to miss someone is to be sitting right beside them knowing you can’t have them.

The years teach much which the days never know.

The young man knows the rules, the old man knows the exceptions.

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool.

Their eyes were too old for their young bodies.

Their minds weren’t so much closed books as empty pages.

Then the rains start to fall, making fools of us all.

Theory is good, but it doesn't prevent things from happening.

There ain't no answer.  There ain't going to be any answer.  There never has been an answer.  That's the answer.

There are always going to be winners and losers, and if you’re gonna stick around, you have to be both.

There are always plenty of people to tell you why a good idea won't work.

There are always opportunities through which businessmen can profit handsomely, if they will only recognize and seize them.

There are always shiny things. A company shouldn’t get addicted to being shiny because shiny doesn’t last. You want your customers to value your service.

There are bridges you crossed which you didn’t know you crossed until you’ve crossed them.

There are clubs you can't belong to.
Neighborhoods you can't live in.
Schools you can't get into.
But the roads are always open.

There are few plateaus in life – you’re either going up or down.

There are free, imprudent spirits who would like to deny that at bottom they are broken, incurable hearts.

There are no accidents.

There are no answers, just stories.

There are no called strikes in investing.

There are no coincidences – only markers along the path that let us know we’re going in the right direction.

There are no dumb customers.

There are no easy jobs; there are only graceful ways of performing difficult ones.

There are no fortunes to be told, although, because I love you more than I can say.  If I could tell you I would let you know.

There are no line items that gauge the real engines of prosperity: vision, passion and commitment.

There are no modest revolutions.

There are no new customers. You need to persuade existing customers to buy more.

There are no office hours for leaders.

There are no original liars.

There are no pockets in a shroud.

There are no rules. We are trying to accomplish something. (Edison)

There are no shortcuts.  No one can take the steps for you.  You make it or you don't.

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

There are no strike twos in a niche business.

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.

There are no stupid people.  There are only uninterested people.

There are no ugly women, only lazy ones.

There are no victims in show business.  Everybody in show business deserves each other.

There are no winners, only survivors.

There are old climbers and there are bold climbers, but there are no old, bold climbers.

There are only two kinds of people who dance with elephants-the quick and the dead.

There are some people that if they don’t know, you can’t tell them.

There are some roads not to follow; some troops not to strike; some cities not to assault; and some ground which should not be contested.

There are tears at the heart of things.

There are things that are known and things that are unknown; in between are doors.

There are three rules for writing a novel.  Unfortunately, no one knows what they are.

There are times when you have to do harder.

There are toys for all ages.

There are tricks in every trade.

There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all occasions.

There are truths which are not for all men, nor for all times.

There are two sources of light, the candle, and the mirror that reflects it.

There are two things a real man loves-danger and play; and he loves women because
they are the most dangerous of playthings.

There are two tragedies in life.  One is to lose your heart’s desire.  The other is to gain it.

There are two reasons why a man does anything.  There’s a good reason and there’s the real reason.

There are two types of people in the world-gunslingers and targets.

There are two ways of being creative.  One can sing and dance.  Or one can create an environment in which singers and dancers can flourish.

There are worse things than being wrong.

There can be happiness and completeness in life, but never satisfaction.

There can be no transformation of darkness into light and of apathy into movement without emotion.

There has been an alarming increase in the number of things you know nothing

There is a big difference between information and communication.

There is a difference between a reader and a market.

There is a fine line between bravery and stupidity.  If you get away with it,
you are brave.  If you don't, you are stupid.

There is a melancholy gulf over the holidays between those who have someplace to go, and those who do not.

There is a point at which methods devour themselves.

There is a tendency to mistake data for wisdom, just as there has always been a tendency to confuse logic with values, intelligence with insight.  Unobstructed access to facts can produce unlimited good only if it is matched by the desire and ability to find out what they mean and where they lead.

There is a tide in the affairs of men, when, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; 
omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.  On such a
full sea are we now afloat, and we must take the current when it serves, or lose our

There is a time for departing even when there’s no certain place to go.  (Tennessee Williams)

There is a time to let things happen and a time to make things happen.

There is absolutely no substitute for a genuine lack of preparation.

There is always a better way.

There is always going to be another turn of the screw driver.

There is an infinite demand for the unavailable.

There is at least one point in the history of any company when you have to change dramatically to rise to the next performance level.  Miss the moment, and you start to decline.

There is life without love.  It is not worth a bent penny, or a scuffed shoe.

There is more in us than we know.  If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of ourselves, we will be unwilling to settle for less.

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

There is never, really, any release from the consequences of adversity until you
decide to do something about them.

There is no armor against fate.
There is no bread without leavening.
There is no contradiction between a soft heart and a hard head.

There is no data point for “cooler.”

There is no fate but what you make.

There is no fight that you cannot lose, no matter how disadvantaged your opponent.

There is no finish line.

There is no fool like an old fool.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story within you. Maya Angelou

There is no honest way to describe the edge because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. (Hunter Thompson)

There is no job so simple that it cannot be done wrong.

There is no lasting hope in violence, only temporary relief from hopelessness.

There is no limit to what a man can do or where he can go if he doesn't mind who
gets the credit.

There is no margin in making or having enemies.

There is no one, no matter their size, shape or accent, who doesn’t turn someone else on, somewhere, somehow.

There is no place for failure, except as a temporary setback, a prelude to triumph.

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

There is no reason for me not to be grateful for what he has left behind for me.

There is no reason goodness cannot triumph over evil, so long as the angels are as organized as the mafia.

There is no shame in not knowing.  The shame lies in not finding out.

There is no straight line to a dream

There is no substitute for pure blind luck.

There is no such thing as a bad doughnut.

There is no such thing as an accidental billionaire.

There is no such thing as a free lunch.

There is no such thing as a “good” excuse.

There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.

There is no such thing as truth in art.  There are only opinions.

There is no truth except the truth you create for yourself.

There is no way to succeed or fail in this work.  There are only consequences.

There’s not enough deodorant for this conversation.

There is nothing free except the grace of God.

There is nothing heroic in failing alone.

There is nothing like a dream to create the future.

There is nothing more beautiful than memory. 

There is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more
dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things.

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.

There is nothing more terrifying than ignorance in action.  (Goethe)

There is only love (a natural emotion) and fear (an invention of our minds) and each day we choose between them and thereby determine the kind of day we have and how we will perceive the world.

There is only one success . . . to be able to spend your life in your own way.

There is only one thing more powerful than all the armies of the world, and that is an idea whose time has come. -- Victor Hugo

There is only the journey to savor.  The end is the same end for all of us.

There is somebody wiser than any of us . . . and that is all of us.

There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.

There is something inside Bonnie that is always screaming next.

There is this person who pushes himself to the end, demanding the impossible, and even achieving it.  It’s like a constant internal tyranny.  You can never stop.  There is no celebration.

There is winning and there is misery.  There is nothing else.

There isn’t anything that a good order wouldn’t cure.

There lurks, perhaps, in every human heart, a desire of distinction, which inclines every man to hope, and then to believe, that nature has given himself something peculiar to himself.

There may come a day when this too will be a good memory.

There must be more to life than having everything.

There was a grace we had when we started.  We thought you had to be accountable.

There was only time for now.

There was something missing, but I never used to wonder why.

There were moments of unaccountable wrongness, as if a kazoo had intruded into a string quartet.

There will be sleeping enough in the grave.

There will be times in your life when your back is up against the wall.  Plant your feet.
Stand firm.  Make a point of who you are.  Then-kick some ass.

There always seems to come a moment where it’s just not working.

There will never be a system invented which will do away with the necessity for work.

There is no knowledge that is not power.

There is no such thing as a non-working mother.

There is nothing better than discovering, to your own astonishment, what you’re meant to do. It’s like falling in love.

There is zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas.

There're some insults that can never be excused.

There’s a chill of inevitability as he realizes how little room death leaves for variation.

There’s a fine line between a single and a jingle.

There’s a fine line between being a bitch and a bimbo. (Anna)

There’s a fine line between praying and whining.

There’s a fine line between stupid and clever.

There's a hole in my heart that no one else can fill-why would I want them to?

There’s a lag between innovation and the appreciation (apprehension) of its consequences

There’s a lot of smart people out there who aren’t people smart.

There's a million nice guys; give me someone who can hit.

There’s a right way to do anything.

There’s a truth in action that words sometimes belie.

There’s always a suspicion of anybody who works well in many disciplines.

There's always another way out of the box.  But even if you built the box, you may not know the best way out.

There’s always gonna be another mountain. I’m always gonna want to make it move.

There’s always room at the top.

There’s always work for entrepreneurs.

There's always the question of whether history makes the man or the man makes history.

There's always tomorrow.  Start over again.  The only one sure thing is change.  Things will never be the same.

There's got to be a morning after.

There’s hope, but not for us. (Kafka)

There’s just this obliviousness to anything other than the goal at hand.

There’s never just one cockroach.

There’s no learning curve for people who are in war or in startups.

There’s nepotism in show business, but not on the performing side – especially comedy. You can’t make an audience laugh for your kid.

There’s no education in the second kick of a mule.

There’s no greater disgrace than to be a thing of the past.

There's no heavier burden than a great potential.

There's no "I" in team.

There’s no line at the bank for being ahead of your time.

There’s no point in dying on a small cross.

There’s no religion around Apple any more.

There’s no school for cool.

There's no substitute for excellence-not even success.  Success is tricky, perishable and often outside our control.  Excellence is dependable, lasting largely within our own control and its pursuit, in and for itself, is the best foundation for a business and a life.

There's no substitute for fat tires.

There's no such thing as a free kick.  It's just a question of who pays.

There’s no such thing as a good deal with a bad guy.

There's no such thing as in-between.

There’s no such thing as living happily ever after.  So you must construct for yourself a life that makes sense.

There's no such thing as paranoia, it's always worse than you think.

There’s no use getting into a pissing contest with a skunk.

There’s not enough deodorant for this conversation

There's nothing a girl in sneakers can’t do.

There’s nothing I’m more afraid of than scared people.

There’s nothing like walking on land for a day if you are a fish.

There’s nothing more powerful than silence, than knowing what you know and keeping it to yourself.

There's nothing more vulnerable than entrenched success.

There’s nothing symmetrical about surprises in business:  They are almost always unpleasant.

There’s nothing that gets you interested in money like having some of it.

There’s only now – there’s only here. (from RENT)

There's plenty of room at the top, but not enough to sit down.

There’s sainted glory this day in the Lonesome West. 

“There’s something about the smearing of colored dirt on a flat surface and denying the flatness through the illusion of depth that retains its original magic from the days of the cave painters, and which can never be denied.”

There’s this general feeling of profundity, but it never turns into anything specifically interesting.

There are two kinds of people in Washington: those who can count, and those who lose.

There are two theories of arguing with a woman – neither one works.

There's what you want and what's good for you.

There is a time when panic is the appropriate response.

There is no growth without loss, and no art without longing.

There is no such thing as a minor lapse in integrity.

There’s no mystery. It’s work. But things happen all the time that are unexpected, uncontrolled, inexplicable, even magical. The work prepares you for the moment.

There is no security on this Earth. There is only opportunity. (MacArthur)

There is no wealth but life.

There is not a right way to do a wrong thing.

There’s a difference between fasting and starving.  Low stakes

These are some of the happiest days I’ve ever ignored.

These people love to ask what they can do, they never ask what have they done.

They are creatures of sublime self-delusion, their unshakable vanity permanently at odds with both their circumstances and the personalities they reveal. They are forever caught in the act of demonstrating their natures, without prologue or outcome.

They are not dismissive; they are focused.

They are not mean-spirited; they are intent on the success of their ideas.

They aren’t the gods you made them into, but they aren’t the whale turds they’re being portrayed as now either.

They can’t find us if they’re not looking for us.

These people are stars for a reason.

These times, like all times, are very good ones, if we but know what to do with them.

These women dealt in surfaces, but that doesn’t mean they lacked depth.

They call you stubborn when you fail, but persistent when you succeed.

They can because they think they can.  (Possunt quia posse videntur.)

They can roll out the red carpet or roll out the red tape, but they roll out the red tape at their peril because the horse has already left the barn.

They could make the thing charming, and that is always a million times more important than making it true.

They could not bring themselves at the moment of crisis to surrender their memories and alter the antique patterns of their lives.

They did nothing and they did it very well.

They died hard, those savage men – like wounded wolves at bay.  They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk.  And I loved them.

They do not imagine life as an effort to live up to abstract ideals like justice, equality, fairness, reasonableness, etc., but as a struggle to survive.

They do tricks so ancient and so bad that they must think we were all born yesterday.  But then, compared to them, we pretty much were.

They don’t have control of the speed I drive, but they do have control of my heart.

They don't remember their lies.  How can you expect them to remember their

They don’t understand that that’s life’s way of talking. You don’t sing to feel better. You sing ‘cause that’s a way of understanding life.

Leaders: they either swell or they grow.

They fought what they found foolish or irrelevant, and consequently did not survive to do what they considered vital.

They gave you life, but they didn't give you the manual.

They have no psychology:  they act according to their natures without introspection or the possibility of change.  They are hardwired by the myths that contain them.

They have to pay you, but they don’t have to thank you.

They liken the need for personal glory to cigarette addiction: a habit that feels life-sustaining even as it kills you.

They reach for their moment and try to make an honest stand but they wind up wounded…not even dead…tonight…in…jungle land.

They say love conquers all…you can’t start it like a car, you can’t stop it with a gun.

They say rulers make bad lovers.

They say you can't do it, but sometimes that doesn't always work.

They spend their time mostly looking forward to the past.

They that sow the wind shall reap the whirlwind.

They want to do “something”; they just don’t want to do what’s necessary.

They were careless people… they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness, or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made.

They were simple without being simplistic and sophisticated without being obscure.

They would rather argue with the sun than agree with the Pope.

They would rather die than die of embarrassment.

They'll have paperless toilets before there's a paperless society.

They're all whores.  If you're going to be with one - it might as well be the most expensive.

They’re discrete and yet each builds on the last and you just ache with the mounting intensity of it

They’re like dishwashers.  They’re okay, but you don’t fall in love with them.

They’re like race car drivers – they’re only as good as what they’re riding.

They’re only puttin’ in a nickel, but they want a dollar song.

Things are hopeless, but not serious.

Things are never as good as they seem or as bad as they appear.

Things do not change; we change.

Things handled evenly, with measure, with care.

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.

Things should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least.

Things turn out best for those who make the best of the way things turn out.

THINK: (rules for email): True, Helpful, Inspiring/Instructive, Necessary or Kind

Think like a strategist; act like an animal.

Think not of the harvest while planting; plant well and the harvest will take care of

Think of criticism as faith in your potential.

Think the unthinkable.

Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.

Think where man's glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such
friends.  (Yates)

Think wrongly if you please, but in all cases think for yourself.

Thinking is more interesting than knowing, but not so interesting as looking.

Thinking is what gets you caught from behind.

Thinking small is a self-fulfilling prophecy.

This birthday card is from both of us.  In much the same way that we both gave birth to the children.

This has as much to do with gender as mustard does with ice cream.

This here progress, it keeps on.

This incandescent truth will always guide our actions.

This is a time to be rationally reckless.  It’s a time to build a brand.  It is really a land-grab time.

This is love ... isn’t it? When you notice someone’s absence and hate that absence more than anything? More even, than you love his presence?

This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.

This is the business we have chosen.

This is the other side of the fence.

This isn’t quite the banality of evil; it’s just the cheapness of avarice.

This is no dress rehearsal.  You've got one life, so get on with it and try to be

This is not a rehearsal. This is it.

This is not the end, nor even the beginning of the end.  But it is the end of the

This is the business we’ve chosen.

This life isn’t bad for a first draft.

This loss of interest, hair and enterprise.

This may be heaven, but it's not my home.

This perpetual toggling between nothing being new, under the sun, and everything having very recently changed.

This place of work and wonder we call the Tinker Lab.

This shit doesn’t sell itself.

This taught me a lesson, but I’m not sure what it was.

This time like all times is a great time as long as we know what to do with it.

Those are my principles.  If you don’t like them I have others.

Those bold enough to advance before the age they live in must learn to brave censure.

Those exalted moments between the promise and the prize.

Those relationships that don’t get better, get worse.

Those who apply themselves too closely to little things often become incapable of
great things.

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.

Those who cannot wait, never win.

Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it. (Roald Dahl)

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.  (Rosa Luxemburg)

Those who ignore the future, and live only in the present, will remain forever in
the past.

Those who lack courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.

Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Those who love you sometimes make you cry.

Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

Those who pull the oars don't have time to rock the boat.

Those who say don't know, and those who know don't say.

Those who say it can't be done are being passed by those doing it.

Those who say it can’t be done, shouldn’t interrupt those who are doing it.

Those who suffer in silence make the most noise.

Those who tell the stories rule the world.

Those who will not apply new remedies must expect new evils, for time is the greatest innovator.

Thou must gather thine own sunshine.
Thou shalt not whine.

Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. (Lincoln)

Though the heavens fall, let justice be done. Fiat Justitia, Ruat Caelum.

Though the stock market functions as a voting machine in the short run, it acts as a weighing machine in the long run.

Though you’re still with me, I’ve been alone all along.

Thought, not money, is the real business capital.

Three findings: (1) social connection motivates; (2) teaching teaches the teacher; and  (3) instant feedback improves learning.

Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead.

Three types of interaction: divers, dippers and skimmers.

Thrill of the kill.

Through our great good fortune, in our youths our hearts were touched with fire.  It was given to us to learn at the outset that life is a profound and passionate thing.

Through the unknown, you’ll find the new.
Throw the rock, hide the hand.

Thunder is impressive, but it is lightning that does the work. 

Ties that bind – vs – ties that preoccupy

Tightening the slack in society.

'Til the stars are mad with envy.

Time and trouble will tame an advanced young woman, but an advanced old woman
is uncontrollable by any earthly force.

Time brings all things to light.

Time disappears when you’re doing what you love

Time dissolves more problems than man solves.

Time doesn’t seem to pass here.  It just is.

Time has a way of changing your assets into liabilities.

Time is a choice.

Time is a great legalizer.

Time is as welcome as a temperance band.

Time is not for wasting, but restlessness doesn’t enhance it.

Time is the greatest innovator.

Time is what keeps everything from happening at once.

Time as opposed to money can’t be saved up. You can’t set it aside. You can’t refuse to spend it. You spend it or it spends you. 
Time means nothing in the face of creativity.

Time means nothing to a pig.

Timing is all.

Tinkerers: Players with skills of tinkering and incremental improvement win in the long run over first movers in manufacturing-based businesses.

Tired is my middle name.

Tis a far, far better thing. (Dickens)
To a friend’s house, the road is never long.

To ask permission is to seek denial.

To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing. (Aristotle)

To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.

To be an entrepreneur is a condition, not a profession.

To be conscious you are ignorant is a great step to knowledge.

To be continued, unnoticed.

To be emotionally committed to somebody is very difficult, but to be alone is impossible.

To be free, one needs constant and unrelenting vigilance over one’s weaknesses.

To be great is to be misunderstood.

To be happy, set yourself a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.

To be in business, you have to be in business.

To be kind to fools is to throw water into the sea.  (Fazer bem a velhacos, e deitar
aqua no mar.)

To be not merely beautiful, but alive to the fact of beauty’s slow fade, and to seem more beautiful because of such terrible knowledge.

To be right too soon is to be in the wrong.

To be successful: get up early, work hard, and strike oil.

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.

To become a master at anything, you must nurture a very active patience.

To become a spectator of one’s own life is to escape the suffering of life.

To break the molds, to be heedless of the seductions of security is an impossible struggle, but one of the few that count.

To call these characters stick figures is to malign the timber industry.

To commit suicide in Buffalo would be redundant.

To conduct a just war, you must interrupt peace.

To conquer the enemy without resorting to war is the most desirable.  The highest
form of generalship is to conquer the enemy by strategy.

To describe happiness is to diminish it.

To each, his peach.

To each time its art, to each art its freedom.

To every person there comes that special moment when he is tapped on the shoulder to do a very special thing unique to him.  What a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared for the work that would be his finest hour.

To experience kitsch is to gaze into the mirror of the beautifying lie and to be moved to tears of gratification at one's own reflection.

To gain, you must yield;
To grasp, let go;
To win, lose.

To get what we’ve never had, we must do what we’ve never done.

To get what you want, you have to deserve what you want

To find beauty in the sad, hope in the midst of loss, and dignity in failure is great poetic art.

To know all is to forgive all.

To know trouble like it’s your best friend.

To live is so startling, it leaves little time for anything else. (Dickinson)

To live truthfully in an imaginary set of circumstances, that’s what it’s all about.

To love is to suffer, and yet it blossoms among the broken branches.

To marvel is the beginning of knowledge, and not to marvel, the first step toward ignorance.

To obtain experience without falsifying it through the act of observation.

To oneself inside, one is always sixteen with red lips.

To open a shop is easy; the difficult thing is to keep it open.

To open one's eyes to that which is already known.  (Miha ry kichi.)

To say that what can't be easily measured doesn't exist . . . is suicide.

To see past their roles to their souls

To sell something familiar, you want to be surprising. To sell something surprising, you want to be familiar.

To smile at opponents and friends alike is to abase one’s commitments to the status of mere opinions.

To stand still is to fall away from the truth; the inner life dims and flickers, starts to go out, as soon as one tries to hold fast. It’s like trying to make this breath serve for the next one, or making today’s dinner do the work of next Wednesday’s as well.  Truth rides the arrow of time.

To stick to a mistake is much worse than making one.

To suppose that we can think like men of another time is as much of an illusion as to suppose that we can think in a wholly different way.

To suspect a friend is worse than to be deceived by him.

To suspend criticism and think any idea is possible or good may ultimately be destructive to creativity and success…

To teach is to touch someone’s life forever.

To the world, you may be one person, but to one person, you may be the world.

To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.

To trigger a trend today, you don’t need highly influential people, you need easily influenced people.

To turn a dream into a reality-write it down.  Don't just think it-putting your dream
on paper is like stirring the embers of your life into a fire.

To us much is given, more is expected.

To view each other as more than obstacles.

Today is a good day to die.

Today is not about finding a job, it’s about inventing one.

Today the world is old, you flew away and time grew cold, where is that star that seemed so bright, ages ago last night.

Today was someday once.

Today's employees tend to value: participation over authority; individualism over
conformity; quality over quantity; diversity over uniformity; experience over things.

Today’s environment requires that we act in moments, but think in ages.

Today’s lie is tomorrow’s fact.

Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.         Spanish Proverb

Tomorrow never comes.

Tomorrow never knows.

Tomorrow there will be sunshine and all this darkness will pass.

Too early to know, but not too early to hope.

Too early, too early…oops, too late.

Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart.

Too many people seem to think life is the tablecloth, instead of the messy feast that’s spread out on it…that’s not life.  Done right, life leaves stains.

Too much is always better than not enough.

Too much is not enough.

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

Too much-ness

Too old to cry – hurts too much to laugh. (stubbed toe in the dark)

Too poor to paint and too proud to whitewash.

Top dog/underdog:  Internal battle between the righteous, demanding perfectionist and the lazy, resistant saboteur that neurotic individuals commonly conduct in a vain attempt to avoid the anxiety of everyday living.

Torture the data.

Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.

Toxic idyll.

Toys are not really as innocent as they look. Toys and games are preludes to serious ideas.

Tradition is the illusion of permanence.

“Tradition” is very often an excuse word for people who don’t want to change.

Traditions are not just encumbrances.

Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live.

Tragedy is becoming a winner at a game that’s not worth playing.

Tragedies are plays where each reasoned step brings the protagonists closer to their inevitable doom.

Transcend your past.

Transfer and translate to innovate

Transparency is a discipline – it’s not a one-time event.

Trash can dreams.

Treat GOOGLE like a mountain. You can climb the mountain, but you can’t move it.

Treat our priorities as the things we do first.

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being. (Goethe)

Treat people as they are, and they remain that way.  Treat them as though they are already what they can be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.

Treat start-ups like new restaurants – if they’re here in 6 months, I’ll give them a try

Trees don't grow to the sky.

Tried and true is dead and buried.

True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.

True happiness always resides in the quest.

True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.
True originality consists not in a new manner, but in a new vision.

True peace is not merely the absence of tension; it is the presence of justice.

True wisdom is always to be found far away from people, out in the great solitude.

Trust things that are alien, and alienate things that are trusted.

Trust vision over sight.

Truth doesn't hurt unless it ought to.

Truth doesn’t vary based on circumstances.

Truth happens to an idea.  It becomes true, is made true by events.

Truth has no special time of its own-its hour is now-always.

Truth is its own witness.

Truth is simply the opinion that has survived.

Truth is terrific, reality is even better, but believability is best of all. (William Goldman)

Truth is that which cannot be proved false.

Truth itself is often concealed in such a way that the harder you look for it, the harder
it is to find.

Truth rides the arrow of time.

Truth well told.

Try better, not harder

Try not to be so open-minded that your brains fall out.

Try not to work for a person who has more problems than you do.

Try to be happy in this very present moment; and put not off being so to a time to come: as though that time should be of another make from this, which is already come, and is ours.

Try to be happy without it.
Try to be one of the people on whom nothing is lost.

Try to make original mistakes, rather than needlessly repeating old ones.

Trying to be happier is like trying to be taller. 

Trying to be obnoxious and irresistible simultaneously – and half – succeeding.

Trying to be the “this” of “that”.

Trying to catch up with the past is a fool’s race.

Trying to defend portholes to an engineer is like trying to show TV to a dog.

Trying to shoot pool with a rope.

Trying to take the money out of politics is like trying to take jumping out of basketball.

Tsundoku – buying books but never getting around to reading them

Turbulence is inevitable, but misery is optional

Turn a phrase into a weapon or a drug.  (Sara Bareilles)

Turn the stumbling blocks into stepping-stones.

Turn variables into constants.

Turning and turning in the widening gyre... / Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.

Twenty percent of a watermelon is better than 100% of a grape.

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than by the things you did do.  So throw off the bowlines—sail away from the safe harbor—catch the trade winds in your sail.

Twitter: A clown car that drove into a gold mine.

Two alphas do not equal a functional relationship in any field.

Two bald men fighting over a comb. (Falklands)

Two days I never worry about: yesterday and tomorrow.

Two different models for how to make money cannot peacefully co-exist in the same business.

Two heads on one body do not make for length of life.

Two kinds of failure:  man who will do nothing he is told and man who will do nothing

Two kinds of music: good and bad. Good music is the kind you tap your toes to.

Two of the greatest gifts we can give our children are roots and wings.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-I took the one less traveled by, and that has
made all the difference.

Two skunks trying to breed a mink.

Two things are bad for your heart-running up steps and running down people.

Two types of leaders:  those who make history; those who are history.

Two types of men:  those whose lives are occasionally made miserable by women
and those who are dead.

Two ways to be – a saint or a thief.

Two ways to be rich:  one is to have more; the other is to want less.

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