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Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

Sunday Snippet: Photographer Tomasz Wagner

March 29th, 2015

“Learn to wear hats, many, many hats that don’t always fit properly—you’re a photographer developing your own style, a business person, maybe also a mother or father—a human. Learn, make those mistakes, and don’t be afraid to ask for help. Burn out can happen easily with all of these hats weighing on you, so if […]

Sunday Snippet: Momofuku’s David Chang

March 22nd, 2015

“I was quite cocky, but having been hailed as this great young golfer, I couldn’t even make the high school golf team once I got there. I had a big dose of humble pie then, and ever since, I’ve always known that there is always someone out there better than you, more talented. Always.” Some […]

Sunday Snippet: Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club)

March 15th, 2015

“Don’t do what you want. Do what you don’t want. Do what you’re trained not to want. Do the things that scare you the most.” Life is short. It’s a recurring theme here on Beyond the Rhetoric, particularly with the Sunday Snippet series, that we all need to make the most out of what little […]

Sunday Snippet: D. H. Lawrence (1885 – 1930)

March 8th, 2015

“Be still when you have nothing to say; when genuine passion moves you, say what you’ve got to say, and say it hot.” It is better to stand there and look the fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt. At the same time, there are people who enjoy hearing the sound of […]

Sunday Snippet: Dr. Michael Kimmel on Privilege

March 1st, 2015

“Privilege is invisible to those who have it.” Unless you find yourself at the extreme lower or higher end of the income scale, there’s a good chance that you’d classify yourself as a “middle class” individual. You’re far more likely to compare yourself to your immediate neighbors and peers, and as a result, you likely […]

Sunday Snippet: Poet Kathleen Norris

February 22nd, 2015

“If we are lucky, we can give in and rest without feeling guilty. We can stop doing and concentrate on being.” We all have our dreams and ambitions for what we want to achieve and what we want to get out of life. At the same time, we are burdened with the responsibilities of keeping […]

Sunday Snippet: Lisa Kudrow

February 15th, 2015

“You have to surrender to the fact that you are of too many in a highly competitive field where it is difficult to stand out. Over time, through your work, you will demonstrate who you are and what you bring to the field. Just stay with it and keep working.” Especially in the age of […]

Sunday Snippet: L. M. Montgomery (1874-1942)

February 8th, 2015

“Perhaps, after all, romance did not come into one’s life with pomp and blare, like a gay knight riding down; perhaps it crept to one’s side like an old friend through quiet ways; perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the […]