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  • #1
    Paul Krugman
    “I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it.”
    Paul Krugman

  • #2
    Paul Krugman
    “The media are desperately afraid of being accused of bias. And that's partly because there's a whole machine out there, an organized attempt to accuse them of bias whenever they say anything that the Right doesn't like. So rather than really try to report things objectively, they settle for being even-handed, which is not the same thing. One of my lines in a column—in which a number of people thought I was insulting them personally—was that if Bush said the Earth was flat, the mainstream media would have stories with the headline: 'Shape of Earth—Views Differ.' Then they'd quote some Democrats saying that it was round.”
    Paul Krugman

  • #3
    Paul Arden
    “Be your own worst critic.
    When things go wrong it's tempting to shift the blame. Don't.
    Accept responsibility. People will appreciate it, and you will find out what you're capable of.”
    Paul Arden, Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite

  • #4
    Chetan Bhagat
    “I’ve told you the four thunderstorms – disappointment, frustration, unfairness and isolation. You cannot avoid them, as like the monsoon they will come into your life at regular intervals. You just need to keep the raincoat handy to not let the spark die”
    Chetan Bhagat
    tags: spark

  • #5
    Chetan Bhagat
    “Nature designed with a random set of genes and circumstances in which we were born. To be happy, we have to accept it and make the most of nature’s design. Are you? Goals will help you do that. I must add, don’t just have career or academic goals. Set goals to give you a balanced, successful life. I use the word balanced before successful. Balanced means ensuring your health, relationships, mental peace are all in good order.”
    Chetan Bhagat
    tags: spark

  • #6
    Jon Stewart
    “If you don't stick to your values when they're being tested, they're not values: they're hobbies.”
    Jon Stewart

  • #7
    Jon Stewart
    “We've come from the same history - 2000 years of persecution - we've just expressed our sufferings differently. Blacks developed the blues. Jews complained, we just never thought of putting it to music.”
    Jon Stewart

  • #8
    Albert Schweitzer
    “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.”
    Albert Schweitzer

  • #9
    Justin Halpern
    “See, you think I give a shit. Wrong. In fact, while you talk, I'm thinking; How can I give less of shit? That's why I look interested.”
    Justin Halpern

  • #10
    Justin Halpern
    “Sometimes life leaves a hundred-dollar bill on your dresser, and you don't realize until later it's because it fucked you.”
    Justin Halpern, Sh*t My Dad Says

  • #11
    Chetan Bhagat
    “Life is not to be taken seriously, as we are really temporary here. We are like a pre-paid card with limited validity. If we are lucky, we may last another 50 years. And 50 years is just 2,500 weekends. Do we really need to get so worked up? It’s ok, bunk a few classes, goof up a few interviews, fall in love. We are people, not programmed devices.”
    Chetan Bhagat

  • #12
    Chetan Bhagat
    “Sometimes in your life you just meet someone or hear something that nudges you on the right path. And that becomes the best advice. It could just be a bit of commonsense said in a way that resonates with something in you. It's nothing new, but because it connects with you it holds meaning for you.”
    Chetan Bhagat, 2 States: The Story of My Marriage

  • #13
    Stephen King
    “Life isn't a support system for art. It's the other way around.”
    Stephen King

  • #14
    Stephen King
    “Remember, Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.”
    Stephen King

  • #15
    Stephen King
    “Time takes it all, whether you want it to or not.”
    Stephen King, The Green Mile

  • #16
    Malcolm Gladwell
    “Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.”
    Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success

  • #17
    Malcolm Gladwell
    “Those three things - autonomy, complexity, and a connection between effort and reward - are, most people will agree, the three qualities that work has to have if it is to be satisfying.”
    Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success

  • #18
    Malcolm Gladwell
    “...If you work hard enough and assert yourself, and use your mind and imagination, you can shape the world to your desires. (151)”
    Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success

  • #19
    Malcolm Gladwell
    “Re-reading is much underrated. I've read The Spy Who Came in from the Cold once every five years since I was 15. I only started to understand it the third time.”
    Malcolm Gladwell

  • #20
    Malcolm Gladwell
    “A book, I was taught long ago in English class, is a living and breathing document that grows richer with each new reading.”
    Malcolm Gladwell, The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

  • #21
    Malcolm Gladwell
    “the 10,000hr rule is a definite key in success”
    Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success

  • #22
    Carl Sagan
    “But the fact that some geniuses were laughed at does not imply that all who are laughed at are geniuses. They laughed at Columbus, they laughed at Fulton, they laughed at the Wright brothers. But they also laughed at Bozo the Clown.”
    Carl Sagan, Broca's Brain: Reflections on the Romance of Science

  • #23
    Carl Sagan
    “One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time.”
    Carl Sagan

  • #24
    Carl Sagan
    “Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were, but without it we go nowhere.”
    Carl Sagan

  • #25
    Carl Sagan
    “In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion.”
    Carl Sagan

  • #26
    Carl Sagan
    “It pays to keep an open mind, but not so open your brains fall out.”
    Carl Sagan

  • #27
    Stefan Zweig
    “No guilt is forgotten so long as the conscience still knows of it.”
    Stefan Zweig, Beware of Pity

  • #28
    William Shakespeare
    “Presume not that I am the thing I was.”
    William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2

  • #29
    Laura J. Burns
    “The more things change, the more they stay the same. I'm not sure who the first person was who said that. Probably Shakespeare. Or maybe Sting. But at the moment, it's the sentence that best explains my tragic flaw, my inability to change. I don't think I'm alone in this. The more I get to know other people, the more I realize it's kind of everyone's flaw. Staying exactly the same for as long as possible, standing perfectly still... It feels safer somehow. And if you are suffering, at least the pain is familiar. Because if you took that leap of faith, went outside the box, did something unexpected... Who knows what other pain might be out there, waiting for you. Chances are it could be even worse. So you maintain the status quo. Choose the road already traveled and it doesn't seem that bad. Not as far as flaws go. You're not a drug addict. You're not killing anyone... Except maybe yourself a little. When we finally do change, I don't think it happens like an earthquake or an explosion, where all of a sudden we're like this different person. I think it's smaller than that. The kind of thing most people wouldn't even notice unless they looked at us really close. Which, thank God, they never do. But you notice it. Inside you that change feels like a world of difference. And you hope this is it. This is the person you get to be forever... that you'll never have to change again.”
    Laura J. Burns

  • #30
    William Shakespeare
    “Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.”
    William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet



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