Quotes and smart people talking

This is a place where I try to collect things that makes me go “Ahhh!” or “So that is how the cookie crumbles?” or “Lightbulb!”. It is also a page I hope my future image will be able to look at with not to much disgrace about my current and past being. So far, my one of my favourite quote is from The Dark Knight when the Joker is talking to Harvey Dent in the hospital.

Enter the Joker: “Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I’m a dog chasing cars. I wouldn’t know what to do with one if I caught it! You know, I just DO things… I’m not a schemer. I try to show the schemers how pathetic their attempts to control things really are… I am an agent of chaos!”

  • House: What do you do when you win?

    Crowd: Party!

  • House: What do you do when you lose?

    Crowd: Party harder!

  • Mankind are governed more by their feelings than by reason.

    Samuel Adams

  • So what do you think — what’s truly worth living for?


  • You’re not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.

    Kluge Skype(26-03-2011-21:06)

  • Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention, largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.

    Bertrand Russell

  • The only >INSERT YOU WORD OF CHOICE< worth doing is that which inspires and transforms lives, that which empowers us to participate in creating, liberating, and blessing the world

    Modified from Carter Heyward

  • There will always be someone telling you that you’re not hip enough, famous enough, edgy enough or whatever enough. That’s their agenda. What’s yours?

    Shun the non-believers.

    Seth Godin

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  • The people who are the hardest to love are the ones who need it the most.

    Peaceful Warrior

  • Teachers who blame students for being bored is the equivalent to yelling at the hammer after you strike your own thumb.


  • Most of the things we eat and consume are unhealthy, but restraining from doing so is also unhealthy.


  • “Your correspondence is inadequate.””Insolence will not be tolerated.””My attention is needed elsewhere.””I am surrounded by inferior lifeforms.”


  • Success in life is directly proportional to the number of awkward conversations you’re willing to have.

    Ramit Sethi

  • Chaos is a friend of mine.

    Shun the non-believers.

    Bob Dylan

  • Minds are like parachutes. They only function when they are open.

    Thomas Dewar

  • If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.

    Wiseman from Sucker Punch

  • Most of the things we eat and consume are unhealthy, but restraining from doing so is also unhealthy.


  • People think a soul mate is your perfect fit, and that’s what everyone wants. But a true soul mate is a mirror, the person who shows you everything that is holding you back, the person who brings you to your own attention so you can change your life.A true soul mate is probably the most important person you’ll ever meet, because they tear down your walls and smack you awake. But to live with a soul mate forever? Nah. Too painful. Soul mates, they come into your life just to reveal another layer of yourself to you, and then leave.A soul mates purpose is to shake you up, tear apart your ego a little bit, show you your obstacles and addictions, break your heart open so new light can get in, make you so desperate and out of control that you have to transform your

    Elizabeth Gilbert

  • Don’t ever write a check with your mouth you can’t cash with your ass.

    Wiseman from Sucker Punch

  • For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the sheltered will never know.

    Wiseman from Sucker Punch

  • Travelling is almost like talking with men of other centuries.

    Rene Descartes, France

  • You don’t see something until you have the right metaphor to let you perceive it.

    Robert Stetson

  • A good metaphor is something even the police should keep an eye on.

    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

  • If you have an apple and I have an apple and we exchange these apples then you and I will still each have one apple. But if you have an idea and I have an idea and we exchange these ideas, then each of us will have two ideas.

    George Bernard Shaw

  • I do not like to write – I like to have written.

    Gloria Steinem

  • Being bored is an insult to your intelligence

    Sister of Cyan Banister

  • “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”

    The Dalai Lama

  • “Beauty and science have led me to many wild places and countries. Many times I could have become money-rich, yet time-poor. But I have chosen Wild Beauty”

    John Muir

  • “patience is the second intelligence”.

     Giorgio Pagliari‘s father once said that to him.

  • “I take you for granted. I don’t know I should or shouldn’t but I do. I am so cool about us”

     Apoorv Shanker´s girlfriend, a long distance relationship.

  • “If you´re good at something, never do it for free.”.

    The Joker.

  • “If you´re good at something, never do it for free.”.

    The Joker.

  • “When there is nothing to lose, everything is up for grabs.
    We get absolutely vicious once we realise we have nothing to lose!!!”

    Ayan Saha, An Optimistic Engineer!! 😛

  • Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery, we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness.

    Charlie Chaplin.

  • “The easiest thing to do is absolutely nothing. Then you are guaranteed not to fail or do anything important.”


  • “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”

    Eleanor Roosevelt.

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  • “Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.”


  • habits work: The 20 Habits of Eventual Millionaires

  • …if you cannot divide you cannot multiply…

    Marcel Boekhoorn

  • It’s tempting to decide to make a profit first, then invest in training, people, facilities, promotion, customer service and most of all, doing important work.In general, though, it goes the other way.

    Seth Godin

  • You can’t save up time. You can’t refuse to spend it. You can’t set it aside.Either you’re spending your time.Or your time is spending you.

    Seth Godin

  • If you spend all of your time fighting fires, you may miss critical opportunities to build your business. You’ll be all reaction, and no action. But if you let fires go on too long, you’ll get burned. Deciding which fires you let burn, and how long you let them burn for, can make the difference between success and failure.

    From Let Fires Burn with Selina Tobaccowala

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