Saturday, May 5, 2012

Blog Transfer

Hey all,
I stopped posting quotes here quite a few months ago and have since changed my method to include more writing.  I've started posting up at:

The blog format that I've set up there forces me to write commentary on the quotes I appreciate, which is better for my mind, spirit and writing skills.  Feel free to follow me there. 

I will keep this blog up for awhile as it is a repository of quotes and will use it to search for the occasional quote to write about but over time I expect it to slowly decay into the internet archives.

If you follow me there, that's awesome; if you don't follow me over, no worries.  Thanks for sticking around these past few years.  It's been fun.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Construction and Creation

The whole difference between construction and creation is exactly this: that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists. 
Source: GK Chesterton, Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens, Chapter III "Pickwick Papers" (1911)

Saturday, December 24, 2011


My advice is to never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.
Source: Mark Twain, David Copperfield, Ch 12, 1850

Friday, December 23, 2011

Investment in Killing

We're making the largest investment of capital that humankind has ever made in weapons over the next five years. We have decided, as a society, that that's where we should put our money, and that raises the deficits and, thus, the cost of our capital.
Source: Steve Jobs, Unsourced

Thursday, December 22, 2011

On Trying

My meaning simply is, that whatever I have tried to do in life, I have tried with all my heart to do well; that whatever I have devoted myself to, I have devoted myself to completely; that in great aims and in small, I have always been thoroughly in earnest.
Source: Mark Twain, David Copperfield Ch42, 1850

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Problem with Philanthropy

And that's the problem with most philanthropy-- there's no measurement system. You give somebody some money to do something and most of the time you can really never measure whether you failed or succeeded in your judgment of that person or his ideas or their implementation. So if you can't succeed or fail, it's really hard to get better.
Source: Steve Jobs, Unsourced
Taken From: If You Want More Jobs, Look to Steve Jobs, Sovereign Man 10/6/2011