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Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

Sunday Snippet: Matthew McConaughey

December 21st, 2014

“Sometimes you got to go back to actually move forward, and I don’t mean going back to reminisce, or chase ghosts, I mean going back to see where you came from, where you’ve been, how you got here and see where you’re going. I know there are those that say you can’t go back. Yes, […]

Sunday Snippet: Timothy Taylor on Foodie Culture

December 14th, 2014

“Food. Food. You have to step back and ask: How and why did we all get so hepped up about food? When I flash back to my childhood cuisine–and I mean flash, just grabbing the first image of food my memory will serve–I get a Safeway bag of frozen mixed vegetables. Diced carrots with peas […]

Sunday Snippet: Sarah Connor (Terminator 2)

December 7th, 2014

“Watching John with the machine, it was suddenly so clear. The terminator would never stop. It would never leave him, and it would never hurt him, never shout at him, or get drunk and hit him, or say it was too busy to spend time with him. It would always be there. And it would […]

Sunday Snippet: Michael Chabon, Manhood for Amateurs

November 30th, 2014

“But in the pages of Marvel comic books, [Stan] Lee behaved from the start as if a vast, passionate readership awaited each issue that he and his key collaborators, Kirby and Steve Ditko, churned out. And in a fairly short period of time, this chutzpah–as in all those accounts of magical chutzpah so beloved by […]

Sunday Snippet: Scott Kurtz (PvP Comic)

November 23rd, 2014

“If I’ve learned one thing in the 14 years I’ve been a full-time cartoonist, it’s that you can not let anyone else define your professionalism. It has to be a personal ethos to which you adhere despite third party influence or acceptance. The old measuring sticks for professionalism are going away and now more than […]

Sunday Snippet: Dr. Frank Crane (1861-1928)

November 16th, 2014

“Nobody has things just as he would like them. The thing to do is to make a success with what material I have. It is a sheer waste of time and soul power to imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different.” I would like to start up my own […]

Sunday Snippet: Jennifer Senior on Modern Parenting

November 9th, 2014

“Once kids stopped working, the economics of parenting changed. Kids became, in the words of one brilliant if totally ruthless sociologist, “economically worthless but emotionally priceless.” Rather than them working for us, we began to work for them, because within only a matter of decades it became clear: if we wanted our kids to succeed, […]

Sunday Snippet: Seneca the Younger

November 2nd, 2014

“It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it. Life is long enough, and a sufficiently generous amount has been given to us for the highest achievements if it were all well invested. But when it is wasted in heedless luxury and spent on no […]