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Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

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, […]

Sunday Snippet: Muhammad Ali (1942-2016)

June 5th, 2016

“I’ve wrestled with alligators, I’ve tussled with a whale. I done handcuffed lightning. And throw thunder in jail. You know I’m bad. Just last week, I murdered a rock, injured a stone, hospitalised a brick. I’m so mean, I make medicine sick.” Those words were uttered by the late great (the greatest!) Muhammad Ali after […]

Sunday Snippet: Michael Kahn (Film Editor)

May 29th, 2016

“The beautiful thing about editing is, and I guess maybe writers feel that way, I see all that film up there, it doesn’t matter. I’m doing one piece at a time. One scene at a time. One cut at a time. When there’s a lot of film, I just do one thing at a time.” […]

Sunday Snippet: Afeni Shakur (1947-2016)

May 22nd, 2016

“I guarantee that the seed you plant in love, no matter how small, will grow into a mighty tree of refuge. We all want a future for ourselves and we must now care enough to create, nurture and secure a future for our children.” Earlier this month, Afeni Shakur passed away from an apparent heart […]