Quotes, Lyrics and Poems

“Distractions keep us from:
– Wanting what we want to want
– Doing what we want to do
– Being who we want to be”

“Try to live each day without all the tensions and worries that stop us noticing how sweet the world is.” : About Time

“Plan in decades.
Think in years.
Work in months.
Live in days.”

“Expectations, not outcomes, govern the happiness of your perceived reality.”

1.01 365 days a year

To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour
:: William Blake : Auguries of Innocence

“I just try to live every day, as though I’ve deliberately come back to this day to enjoy it, as though it was the last full final day of my extraordinary ordinary life” : About Time

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“It’s our obligation to be happy” : Hector and the Search for Happiness

“Learn from the past, but don’t live there”

‘You can’t lose what you never had.’

“Your fingers would remember their old strength better… if they grasped your sword.”

Your fingers would know their strength

“The goal of a startup is to find the sweet-spot where minimum product and viable product meet — get people to fall in love with you. Over time, you listen to your customers, make improvements and raise the bar on what viable means — making it more expensive for competitors to jump in.” – Jon Radoff


No passion in settling for less

Calvin off to work


“Those moving faster spur us on”

— Cory House (@housecor) August 25, 2014


“Fear less, hope more; Eat less, chew more; Whine less, breathe more; Talk less, say more; Love more, and all good things will be yours”


“I am home.”

Home is every adventure’s final destination and starting point—and we all need one to call our own.




“If you want to be happy – get more sleep” Arianna Huffington

“The mind is for having ideas not holding them” : David Allen




“To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while” : Josh Billings


If – Kipling IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master; If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, ‘ Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!


Tao Te Ching

Simplicity :: patience :: compassion

“Be content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”

“When there is no desire, all things are at peace”

Tao Te Ching

Knowing others is wisdom;
Knowing the self is enlightenment.
Mastering others requires force;
Mastering the self requires strength;
He who knows he has enough is rich.
Perseverance is a sign of will power.
He who stays where he is endures.
To die but not to perish is to be eternally present