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# about
A collection of quotes I find (or found at one point...) interesting enough to keep around.
Have a quote you think I'd like? Message me about it!
-Andrew

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{ "author": "Edward de Bono", "source": "", "quote": "The image that concerns most people is the reflection they see in other people's minds."},
{ "author": "Edward de Bono", "source": "", "quote": "Unfortunately, our existing traditional thinking habits insist that you must attack something and show it to be bad before you can suggest a change. It is more difficult to acknowledge that something is excellent and then to ask for change because although it is excellent, it is not enough."},
{ "author": "Edward de Bono", "source": "The Use of Lateral Thinking", "quote": "Everyone has the right to doubt everything as often as he pleases and the duty to do it at least once. No way of looking at things is too sacred to be reconsidered. No way of doing things is beyond improvement."},
{ "author": "Elisabeth Bruenig", "source": "", "quote":"There's just something unsustainable about an environment that demands constant atonement but actively disdains the very idea of forgiveness." },
{ "author": "Elizabeth Taylor", "source": "", "quote": "The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues." },
{ "author": "Emil Artin", "source": "", "quote": "It is my experience that proofs involving matrices can be shortened by 50% if one throws the matrices out."},
{ "author": "Enos A. Mills", "source": "", "quote": "Scenery is perishable--is easily ruined. The better parts of scenery are birds, flowers and trees. These are easily despoiled. No work, no public service, is more noble than that of the Park extension and improvement which now presses us." },
{ "author": "Enos A. Mills", "source": "", "quote": "Within National Parks is room – glorious room – room in which to find ourselves, in which to think and hope, to dream and plan, to rest and resolve." },
{ "author": "Epictetus", "source": "", "quote": "Any person capable of angering you becomes your master; he can anger you only when you permit yourself to be disturbed by him." },
{ "author": "Epictetus", "source": "", "quote": "Don't seek to have events happen as you wish, but wish them to happen as they do happen, and all will be well with you." },
{ "author": "Epictetus", "source": "", "quote": "If a person gave away your body to some passerby, you’d be furious. Yet, you hand over your mind to anyone who comes along, so they may abuse you, leaving it disturbed and troubled — have you no shame in that?" },
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{ "author": "Giorgio Armani", "source": "", "quote": "Elegance is not standing out, but being remembered." },
{ "author": "Gore Vidal", "source": "", "quote": "Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn." },
{ "author": "Harold Abelson & Gerald Jay Sussman", "source": "The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs", "quote": "Programs must be written for people to read, and only incidentally for machines to execute." },
{ "author": "Henry David Thoreau", "source": "", "quote": " To have made even one person's life a little better, that is to succeed." },
{ "author": "Henry David Thoreau", "source": "", "quote": "Dissent without action is consent." },
{ "author": "Henry David Thoreau", "source": "", "quote": "Life isn't about finding yourself; it's about creating yourself. So live the life you imagined." },
{ "author": "Hermann Weyl", "source": "", "quote": "The introduction of numbers as coordinates is an act of violence." },
{ "author": "Jean Dieudonné", "source": "", "quote": "There is hardly any theory which is more elementary than linear algebra, in spite of the fact that generations of professors and textbook writers have obscured its simplicity by preposterous calculations with matrices." },
{ "author": "Johann Wolfgang von Goethe", "source": "", "quote": "Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own." },
{ "author": "Kakuzō Okakura", "source": "", "quote": "The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings." },
{ "author": "Kurt Vonnegut", "source": "", "quote": "Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, 'It might have been.'" },
{ "author": "Kurt Vonnegut", "source": "God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater", "quote": "The reason creatures wanted to use language instead of mental telepathy was that they found out they could get so much more done with language. Language made them so much more active. Mental telepathy, with everybody constantly telling everybody everything, produced a sort of generalized indifference to all information. But language, with its slow, narrow meanings, made it possible to think about one thing at a time -- to start thinking in terms of projects." },
{ "author": "Lemony Snicket", "source": "", "quote": "All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk." },
{ "author": "Lemony Snicket", "source": "", "quote": "Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them." },
{ "author": "Lemony Snicket", "source": "", "quote": "Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another." },
{ "author": "Martin Vanbee", "source": "", "quote": "If your foot slips, you may recover your balance, but if your tongue slips, you cannot recall your words." },
{ "author": "Miyamoto Musashi", "source": "", "quote": "Truth is not what you want it to be; it is what it is, and you must bend to its power or live a lie."},
{ "author": "Mokokoma Mokhonoana", "source": "Confessions of a Misfit", "quote": "A blank check kills creativity." },
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{ "author": "Steve Prefontaine", "source": "", "quote": "It's not who's the best — it's who can take the most pain." },
{ "author": "Steve Prefontaine", "source": "", "quote": "Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it." },
{ "author": "Steve Prefontaine", "source": "", "quote": "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift." },
{ "author": "Winston S. Churchill", "source": "1949, Britain's National Book Exhibition", "quote": "“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”"},
{"author": "Enos A. Mills", "source": "", "quote": "Scenery is perishable--is easily ruined. The better parts of scenery are birds, flowers and trees. These are easily despoiled. No work, no public service, is more noble than that of the Park extension and improvement which now presses us."},
{"author": "Enos A. Mills", "source": "", "quote": "Within National Parks is room – glorious room – room in which to find ourselves, in which to think and hope, to dream and plan, to rest and resolve."},
{"author": "Unknown", "source": "", "quote": "The plural of anecdote is not data."},
{"author":"Henry David Thoreau", "source":"", "quote":" To have made even one person's life a little better, that is to succeed."},
{"author":"Henry David Thoreau", "source":"", "quote":"Dissent without action is consent."},
{"author":"Henry David Thoreau", "source":"", "quote":"Life isn't about finding yourself; it's about creating yourself. So live the life you imagined."},
{"author":"Lemony Snicket", "source":"", "quote":"All the secrets of the world are contained in books. Read at your own risk."},
{"author":"Lemony Snicket", "source":"", "quote":"Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them."},
{"author":"Lemony Snicket", "source":"", "quote":"Reading is one form of escape. Running for your life is another."},
{"author":"Theodore Roosevelt", "source":"", "quote":"Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right."},
{"author":"Unknown", "source":"", "quote":"I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have."}
{ "author": "Theodore Roosevelt", "source": "", "quote": "Knowing what's right doesn't mean much unless you do what's right." },
{ "author": "Unknown", "source": "", "quote": "The plural of anecdote is not data." },
{ "author": "Unknown", "source":"", "quote": "I am a great believer in luck. The harder I work, the more of it I seem to have." },
{ "author": "Winston S. Churchill", "source": "1949, Britain's National Book Exhibition", "quote": "“Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public.”"}
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