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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Quotations Through the Years

It's been three years and some months since I've last blogged a series of quotations (the ones on my Facebook and favorites from Angelina Jolie). And in many ways, inspiring words have kept me going. Back when favorite quotations was easily accessible on Facebook, I would read each friend's favorite quotations when I we became friends with them on Facebook. I always liked learning what motivates people. So here are some new favorites (pulled mostly from my Twitter because I can't remember things off the top of my head).

"All the changes in the world, for good or for evil, were first brought about by words." -- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.” -- J. K. Rowling

"You can't be 'good for your age' anymore. You have to be GOOD." -- Emma Coats

"Inspiration is for amateurs; the rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work." -- Chuck Close

"If you can't explain it to a six year old, you don't understand it yourself." -- Albert Einstein

"Imagination, not intelligence, made us human." -- Terry Pratchett

"Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark. Make some light." -- Kate DiCamillo

"I was not inspired by old science fiction as much as I was inspired by how the future used to be seen in contrast to how it’s seen today." -- Brad Bird

"The biggest problem with Twitter is that I'd be in a taxi and I'd be on Twitter and it would keep me interested. I realised I wasn't getting bored enough and [that I needed to get bored] to start plotting things and coming up with ideas." -- Neil Gaiman

"Stay Hungry. Stay foolish." -- Steve Jobs

Sunday, September 20, 2015

/shrug, pictures and stuff

Because I haven't blogged in a while, and to get things rolling, I thought I share a couple trivial photos.
I moved across the river to Cambridge, MA. So I get to check out the Boston skyline on my way to and from BU.
Kinetic sculptures are cool! I guess South Station is pretty cool too. These are by Theo Jansen.
Downtown Portland. There's a heck of a lot of locks on this fence.
Nothing is more ominous than looking up a rocky, fog-masked, mountain cliff (Acadia, ME).
I apparently now deal with stress by shopping at Whole Foods and eating an apple on the walk there . . .
Post Script: The "G+1" icon is beyond hideous.