My first job after college and the Army was in the Home Office of a Life and Health insurance company. Terrific education, but I recently ran across a calendar page that had a quote written on it from 1971. This fascination has roots.
“I never said it couldn’t get worse.” Buddy Bell, manager, about the 2005 Royals.
“If you know how to cheat, start now.” Earl Weaver, manager, to pitcher Ross Grimsley on the mound.
“Ain’t nothin’ to bein’ a ball player, if you’re a ball player.” Honus Wagner.
NOTE: that one could use some serious thought about a lot of stuff.
A sense of wonder
“To all those people who lose one shoe alongside the road, tell me what the rest of your life is like.” Unknown
“I’ll give up my bad habits as soon as equally satisfying good habits become available.” Unknown.
“My weight is perfect for my height…which varies.” Unknown
“Knowledge is knowing the right answer. Intelligence is knowing the right question.” Unknown
“Geek. Will work for bandwidth.” Unknown
This isn’t really a quote, but I recently read about Ulysses S. Grant, forced to fight through intense pain to write his Memoirs because he wanted to provide for his beloved wife–after all, he had no “pension” or support despite his service in the Army and as President of the United States. He was a private man, a taciturn man who was once described as being able to “be silent in several languages.”
“All things in moderation. Including moderation.” Unknown
“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” Leonard Bernstein
“It takes a lot of money to look this cheap.” Dolly Parton
“You want me to whack a guy? Off a guy? Whack off a guy?” Peter Griffin
“The world is a stage, but the play is poorly cast.” Oscar Wilde
“Tell me if there is a louder silence than that of a woman.” James Lee Burke
“Life is too short to be living somebody else’s dream” ~ Hugh Hefner
“I can explain it to you, but I can’t understand it for you.” Robert McNamara (similar, “I have neither the time nor the crayons to explain this to you.”)