Beyond the Rhetoric


Posts Tagged ‘memorable quotes’

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 […]

Sunday Snippet: Happy Birthday Edition

October 26th, 2014

“I intend to live forever. So far, so good.” Today is my birthday and I am now firmly ensconced in my 30s. I’m not really sure how I feel about that, as it seems like I’m too old to be “young” and too young to be considered “old.” I suppose it’s all a matter of […]

Sunday Snippet: Colin Grant

October 19th, 2014

“And the old adage that with age comes wisdom is not true. With age comes the veneer of respectability and a veneer of uncomfortable truths.” We all like to think that we get a little bit wiser with each passing day. We like to think that we learn from experience, gaining those extra touches of […]

Sunday Snippet: John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

October 12th, 2014

“The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true.” I suppose it’s not terribly surprising that I am oftentimes drawn to quotes by writers about writing, given that I make my living […]

Sunday Snippet: Carl Jung (1875-1961)

October 5th, 2014

“The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.” Relative to a number of “hard” sciences, psychology as a social science is still in its relative infancy. Sure, philosophers may have pondered about the inner workings of the mind for centuries, but it is really only […]