Beyond the Rhetoric


Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

Sunday Snippet: Daigo Umehara

August 21st, 2016

“Above all else, the main point I want to make is that I don’t just want to win. I want to keep winning, to stay on top of my game. While seemingly similar, I want to show you that these are highly different goals, to the point where they can be at odds with one […]

Sunday Snippet: Jesse Itzler

August 14th, 2016

“He showed me, proved to me right there, that there was so much more, we’re all capable of so much more than we think we are.” The quoted statistics on the matter can vary considerably, but it is generally assumed to be true that the majority of new businesses will fail within the first few […]

Sunday Snippet: Eddie Huang

July 31st, 2016

“I loved the city when I was walking, but then you see people running and you put your Air Maxes on, too. You start running, you get thirsty, and then you start chasing. You might get what you want, but it’s a blur, because you can’t stop running. You forget what you were chasing in […]

Sunday Snippet: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

July 17th, 2016

“Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.” My mom once told me that in every relationship, one partner is always more emotionally invested than the other. The size of the differential may vary, but it always exists. This means that […]

Sunday Snippet: Scott Meyer, Off to Be the Wizard

July 3rd, 2016

“Nobody has all the answers, because all the best answers generate more questions.” After making it a point to read at least a book a month, I turned to my friends on Facebook and Twitter for some suggestions. I was looking for some lighthearted and decidedly geeky fare along the same lines of Ernest Cline’s […]

Sunday Snippet: Robert Frost (1874-1963)

June 26th, 2016

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Life is too short to live in regret. I’ve always been my own worst critic and my toughest boss. I had a particularly challenging evening last night with my daughter and I was almost not able to get today’s blog […]

Sunday Snippet: Harlan Coben on Great Fathers

June 19th, 2016

“This is the price you pay for having a great father. You get the wonder, the joy, the tender moments – and you get the tears at the end, too.” When I was younger, I connected much more strongly with my dad than I did with my mom. It’s not like we had any common […]

Sunday Snippet: Gordie Howe (1928-2016)

June 12th, 2016

“You’ve got to love what you’re doing. If you can love it, you can overcome any handicap or the soreness or all the aches and pains, and continue to play for a long, long time.” Vancouver is a hockey town. Sure, we have teams in other sports and they get their share of fan support, […]