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Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

Sunday Snippet: Raffi on Child’s Play

April 26th, 2015

“It’s through play that children make sense of things, from their own physical bodies to the web of animals and people in their lives. In a society dominated by “work,” adults sometimes trivialize play, forgetting that it inspires both imagination and creativity–what we all need to become the best we can be. Play takes its […]

Sunday Snippet: Han Solo (Star Wars)

April 19th, 2015

“Look, good against remotes is one thing, good against the living, that’s something else.” Unless you’ve been trapped under a tauntaun for the last week, you’ve probably seen the new Star Wars trailer. As we look forward to the seventh episode in the storied movie franchise, we must also look back at the original trilogy […]

Sunday Snippet: T. Harv Eker

April 12th, 2015

“The secret to success is not to try to avoid or get rid of or shrink from your problems; the secret is to grow yourself so that you are bigger than any problem.” We all have a comfort zone. It’s a place where we can feel safe from harm, a place where we can retreat […]

Sunday Snippet: Chris Hardwick

April 5th, 2015

“You are the proprietor of your thoughts and feelings. And you choose how you frame the many experiences that form the campus of your personality. It’s a weird and glorious moment of self-awareness… the day you realize that you are the warden rather than the prisoner of your emotions.” It doesn’t take you very long […]

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 […]