Beyond the Rhetoric


Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

Sunday Snippet: Made by Raffi (Craig Pomranz)

January 25th, 2015

“Soon Raffi was knitting everywhere — in his bed, in the bathroom, at breakfast… even on the school bus. It was a long way to school and some of the children teased him. And it didn’t help that Dad’s scarf grew to 12 feet long and trailed all down the aisle of the bus. Ruby […]

Sunday Snippet: Maia Szalavitz on Empathy

January 18th, 2015

“In a country like the United States that thrives in its citizens’ individualism and competitive spirit, empathy is often seen as a luxury or a frill–a personality trait that is admirable, sure, but far from essential. In fact, the ability to understand the minds of others and then to care about what the world looks […]

Sunday Snippet: Johnny Carson (1925-2005)

January 11th, 2015

“Never continue in a job you don’t enjoy. If you’re happy in what you’re doing, you’ll like yourself, you’ll have inner peace. And if you have that, along with physical health, you will have had more success than you could possibly have imagined.” Consider a standard 40-hour work week. Not accounting for the prep work […]

Sunday Snippet: Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

January 4th, 2015

“In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.” Just as we’ve been told many times before that we should dare to dream the impossible dream, we have also been told just how impossible those dreams really are, oftentimes by ourselves. As we get started with a new year filled with new opportunities […]

Sunday Snippet: Seth Rogen

December 28th, 2014

“I’m proud to say that I’ve never had a normal job. I started doing stand-up when I was in high school, purely as a measure to never get a proper job.” Am I the only one who thinks that this whole hullabaloo over The Interview and North Korea was just one big elaborate PR stunt […]

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 […]