Potent Quotes

Here are a few quotes that keep kicking me. — KK

“If you’re not ready to find exceptional things, you won’t discover them.” — Avi Loeb

“I don’t explain — I explore.” — Marshall McLuhan

“Everywhere I go I find a poet has been there before me.” — Sigmund Freud

“The genius is the one most like himself.” — Thelonious Monk

“There is only one difference between a madman and me. I am not mad.” —Salvador Dali

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Death quotes

A while back I recommended WeCroak. These are a few of my favorite quotes from the death reminder app.

“The only thing that isn’t worthless: to live this life out truthfully and rightly. And be patient with those who don’t.” — Marcus Aurelius

“We waste our energy and exhaust ourselves with the insistence that life be otherwise.” — Frank Ostaseski

“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” — George Eliot

“At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.” — Toni Morrison

“The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.” — Vladimir Nabokov

— Kevin Kelly, Mark Frauenfelder, Claudia Dawson

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Below are some enlightening things I’ve read lately. — CD

“Loneliness is a sign you are in desperate need of yourself.” — Rupi Kaur

“When you say something unkind, when you do something in retaliation, your anger increases. You make the other person suffer, and they try hard to say or do something back to make you suffer, and get relief from their suffering. That is how conflict escalates.” — Thich Nhat Hanh, Taming the Tiger Within

“Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.” — Isaac Asimov

“The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.” — Henry David Thoreau

“We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.” — Charles Bukowski

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These gems keep ringing in my head. — KK

  • Don’t be the best. Be the only. — Jerry Garcia

  • If you really want to learn how something works, try to change it. — Matt Mazur

  • For something to be beautiful it doesn’t have to be pretty. — Rei Kawakubo

  • If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere. — Frank A. Clark

  • Eighty percent of success is showing up. — Woody Allen

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To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time. — Leonard Bernstein

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A maxim I am paying attention to is an anonymous quote: “It’s easier to act your way into a new way of thinking, than think your way into a new way of acting.” This is a handy way to remember that smiling makes me happier, and acting as if I am confident makes me more confident and that changing my behavior is a great way to change my mind. — KK

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