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Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

Sunday Snippet: Aubrey Plaza

August 24th, 2014

“I’m not very smart to begin with, so I can’t overthink anything. If I’m thinking about something, that’s a big deal for me.” I know I have the habit of being particularly philosophical or pensive in nature. I think a lot. At least, I think I think too much and that’s partly why I selected […]

Sunday Snippet: Robin Williams (1951 – 2014)

August 17th, 2014

“Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day… […]

Sunday Snippet: The Tao of Pooh (Benjamin Hoff)

August 10th, 2014

“The surest way to become Tense, Awkward, and Confused is to develop a mind that tries too hard – one that thinks too much.” I am completely and utterly guilty of this. Just look at the logo for this blog: it’s Rodin’s Thinker (Le Penseur). Not only do I catch myself thinking too much; I […]

Sunday Snippet: Phil Dunphy (Ty Burrell)

August 3rd, 2014

“Success is 1% inspiration, 98% perspiration and 2% attention to detail.” The vast majority of “family” sitcoms on television have depicted mostly typical families. Even with a show like Married with Children, the core family unit is intact, even if its members may be a little dysfunctional. Modern Family has elements of that too, but […]

Sunday Snippet: Jim Carrey

July 27th, 2014

“I used to believe that who I was ended at the edge of my skin, that I had been given this little vehicle called the body from which to experience creation. Though I couldn’t have asked for a sportier model. It was, after all, a loaner and would have to be returned. Then, I learned […]

Sunday Snippet: John Oliver

July 20th, 2014

“The reason a British person has to do that is that we’re raised in a rigid class system where we have all hope beaten out of us. And your [American] optimism is overwhelmingly positive, except when it leads you to act against your own best interests.” You are, at least in part, a product of […]

Sunday Snippet: Sir Richard Branson

July 6th, 2014

“If you are struggling to juggle your home life with your career commitments, both can suffer. Part of the solution may be to treat time with your family as a priority. When you’re facing an avalanche of appointments, book time to spend with your family — put it in your work diary. You will also […]

Sunday Snippet: L. Frank Baum (Wizard of Oz)

June 29th, 2014

“Some people without brains do an awful lot of talking, don’t you think?” Later on this evening, I’ll be heading to Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Downtown Vancouver to catch Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz. The Broadway musical explores some of the history for the magical land of Oz, both before the […]