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Go All The Way

15 May

“If you’re going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don’t even start. This could mean losing girlfriends, wives, relatives and maybe even your mind. It could mean not eating for three or four days. It could mean freezing on a park bench. It could mean jail. It could mean derision. It could mean mockery–isolation. Isolation is the gift. All the others are a test of your endurance, of how much you really want to do it. And, you’ll do it, despite rejection and the worst odds. And it will be better than anything else you can imagine. If you’re going to try, go all the way. There is no other feeling like that. You will be alone with the gods, and the nights will flame with fire. You will ride life straight to perfect laughter. It’s the only good fight there is.” 

― Charles Bukowski

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3 Sep

“I am the son of Satan though my duties are largely ceremonial.”

David Lee Roth

 

 

Friday’s Bonmots & Bullshit, 7/22

22 Jul

“AN UNEXAMINED LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING” –  Socrates. Examining that life, however, can be an expensive pain in the ass.

IN THE BEGINNING everyone is on their best behavior.

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Great Quote

29 Jun

Nostalgia, lest we forget, is collective amnesia

Friday Bon Mots and Bullshit

23 Jun

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It’s about having things to look forward to, big things and small things.

The majority of folks with a “dream catcher” hanging from their rear-view mirror had their dreams crushed years before.

“It’s not the gun, it’s the person.” No, it’s the person with the gun.

I rediscovered Elton John’s Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy album. That’s the one with perhaps my favorite song of his, “Someone Saved My Life Tonight.” All of the 70’s-era Elton John albums had a looseness, and a sound to them, that still sounds vital and fresh today.

I’m still getting used to being with someone who likes talking on the phone, who will call me for no other reason than to say “hello.” And how enjoyable it is to just talk.

Not sure why, maybe it’s the consonants, but I like saying “Brexit.”

There’s two sides to every story though only one side ever tells both.

One of the most freeing feelings in the world is to be completely out of fucks to give.

VEEP’S fifth season might be their best one yet. While not from the fifth season, this is an hysterical example of how vicious and sharp the writing is.

Once you overreact, it’s hard to go back.

Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurence of the improbable. – H.L. Mencken

Johnny Cash Quote: “You build on failure…”

21 Jun

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

–Johnny Cash

If I followed/learned/remembered/put into practice even half of these various quotes, mantras, words of wisdom that I find (and occasionally post), my life would be much different.

Indeed, you can build on failure and mistakes. I do finally learn a few things from them, though.  Closing the door on the past and not dwelling on the past can be another battle altogether. Doing the latter and not doing the former becomes a huge distraction on the present.

 

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Johnny Cash Quote

25 May

According to Facebook, exactly one year ago today I shared the following quote. Apropos then, more so now than ever. Wish I really learned this ages ago.

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash

 

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