Over the road, under the clouds, in the rain
Once artist painted clouds and landscapes, because that was what they saw around...– From Everyone is a Designer in the Age of Social Media, page 91.
Inside this Chicago building, it is so quiet you hear the mail slot door flapping in the breeze.
Our main competition is the status quo.– From a promo for an upcoming program on CNBC
Repetition doesn’t make a statement true, but it can make it believable.– Michael W. Preis, 101 Things I Learned in Business School. #44
I constantly talk about how we have to be vulnerable, and that it’s not...– Julie Greenwald, chairwoman and chief operating officer of the Atlantic Records Group, to Adam Bryant for Corner Office, New York Times, Sunday, 06 February 11.
Driving in the rain alongside a lake on the back roads, accompanied for reasons unknown by “Give a Little Bit” as covered by The Goo Goo Dolls.
Trust and communication… …the only thing that creates jealousy and...– Robin Domeniconi, senior vice president and chief brand officer for the Elle Group, responding about how to build culture in a new company, in Openers, The New York Times, 16 January 2011. Sunday Business p. 2.
Sorrow of sorrows, suffering no smile, Take my hand, and stay a while.– Xie Tao, in Chinese Proverbs compiled by Jonathan Clements. p 218.
When I can see you no longer, My tears will fall like rain.– Duchess Zhuang Jiang, in Chinese Proverbs compiled by Jonathan Clements. p 209.
My affections were first for my own country, and then, generally, for all...– Thomas Jefferson, in a letter dated January 15, 1811, and published by Carol Kelly-Gangi in Thomas Jefferson - His Essential Wisdom. p 61.
Twinkies are 68% air and 32% Twinkie stuff, which means you can pack three...– Harry Bright and Jakob Anser, in That’s a Fact. p 154.
From the “What Is” Project on Behance … I didn’t create it, but someone named Avery McCarthy did and I wanted to share it.
…I’ve trained myself to cut down on my expectations about how things...– James Franco, to Joel Stein writing The Awesome Column for TIME, 27 December 2010. p 154.
Ten Years Hence
With 2010 fading to black and 2011 waiting to shine, I am thinking about any wisdom I might have gained in the last ten years to help with living the next ten years. While searching for loftier thoughts, I found none to be had. Seems to me personally that I am back to a few simple concepts. -Squeeze as much productive activity into each day as possible. -Keep in your head only what you need for...
Chewing an apple is just as effective at waking you up in the morning as...– Harry Bright and Jakob Anser, in That’s A Fact Jack, p 101.
Snow starts falling on Christmas Eve, 2010.
Substance for a writer consists not merely of those realities he thinks he...– Robert Venturi, D.S. Brown, and Steven Izenour, in “Learning from Las Vegas” that appears in Graphic Design Theory, 2009. p 70.
I don’t worry that I never played against some of those (NBA) guys....– Meadowlark Lemon to Phil Taylor for Point After, in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, November 2010. p 70.
You Can’t Have Everything. Harold Clurman said that if you get 60 percent...– Frank Hauser and Russell Reich, on The Director’s Role in Notes on Directing. p 11.
This is a transformational result for the field … it goes back to the...– Dimitar Sasselov, of the Harvard Origins of Life Initiative, to USA TODAY about NASA’s finding that some bacteria can live on arsenic.
Under cover of darkness, turbulent air causes a “fasten seatbelts” announcement. (The flashing white light is an anti-collision strobe light on the wing tip and it was so bright it lit up the inside of the airplane like there was lightening outside. Thinking I might get a lightening-like effect, I turned on the camera and aimed it back toward the wing. It wasn’t until days later...