Beyond the Rhetoric


Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

Sunday Snippet: Chelsea Handler

May 1st, 2016

“It’s been my experience that people who make proclamations about themselves are usually the opposite of what they claim to be.” In the last few years, we’ve witnessed a significant changing of the guard among late night talk show hosts. Jay Leno is gone. David Letterman is gone. Jon Stewart is gone. Conan O’Brien, John […]

Sunday Snippet: Ruth Chang and Hard Choices

April 24th, 2016

“This response in hard choices is a rational response, but it’s not dictated by reasons given to us. Rather, it’s supported by reasons created by us. When we create reasons for ourselves to become this kind of person rather than that, we wholeheartedly become the people that we are. You might say that we become […]

Sunday Snippet: Adam Grant on Originality and Procrastination

April 17th, 2016

“Procrastinating is a vice when it comes to productivity, but it can be a virtue for creativity. What you see with a lot of great originals is that they are quick to start but they’re slow to finish.” It’s far too easy to get distracted on the Internet. You’re interested in what your friends are […]

Sunday Snippet: Jim Noonan on Marriage

April 10th, 2016

“But in order for a marriage to work, all disputes have to end the same way. They must end with a compromise. For every god-awful romantic comedy she drags me to, she’s more than willing to cozy up and watch some football. That’s marriage, plain and simple. On that particular day, she won.” It’s said […]

Sunday Snippet: Productivityist Mike Vardy

April 3rd, 2016

“The quality of our lives is much improved by the times we have as opposed to the things we have. I also believe that by working on the things I love for little to no money, I will gradually increase the amount of money I make doing things.” When the topic of life-work balance is […]

Sunday Snippet: Charles Demers

March 27th, 2016

“There are many activities in life at which one can have a lot of fun without being any good: singing, for instance, or dancing, bowling, being the prime minister of Italy. The joy comes not from success or from executing the task well but from the incidental fun had along the way. I have always […]

Sunday Snippet: Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn

March 20th, 2016

“Starting a company is like throwing yourself off the cliff and assembling an airplane on the way down.” Entrepreneurship, on any scale, can be an incredibly daunting and intimidating venture. I took that momentous leap of faith ten years ago to launch my own freelance writing business. At the time, I didn’t even have the […]

Sunday Snippet: Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888)

March 13th, 2016

“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.” The world has this unfortunate habit of always finding a way to screw everything up. You plan your trip into the city down to the minute, only to learn that the subway is malfunctioning and you’re left stranded on the platform […]