Quotes

“Make glorious, amazing mistakes.”

Neil Gaiman, being a great writer, says a lot in just four words.

Make glorious, amazing mistakes.

Neil Gaiman

Note that he’s not saying to make dumb, easy, obvious mistakes. 🙃

If that’s enough to get you interested, he has more to say.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.

It reminds me of Steve Jobs.

Quotes

“Why can’t things just be good?”

Kimi is a thriller about someone who steps in some 💩 working on a Siri– or Alexa-like voice assistant for a fictional company. It is a stylish, tech-savvy romp.

However, this quote stuck out for me when some characters were talking about having the “best” Thai food ever.

‘Why can’t things just be good? Why do things always have to be the best?’

Angela Childs (Kimi)

Hey, if it’s good Thai food, does it even matter if it’s the best Thai food? I just thought it was a cool observation nestled in the middle of a pretty good movie. 😜

👉 See also: “Comparison is the thief of joy” and perfect is the enemy of good.

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“All the ill that is in us comes from fear, and all the good from love.”

Fear makes people do stupid and crazy things.

Years ago, I vowed not to make any decisions driven by fear.

It’s not easy to do. But I’ve applied that idea most of the time (hey, I’m not perfect 🤷🏻‍♂️). And when I didn’t, I regretted it.

When you do kind and loving things, good things happen — not immediately and not 100% of the time, but overall they send you (and those around you) to good places.

Okay, Eleanor Farjeon said it better. 👇😛

All the ill that is in us comes from fear, and all the good from love.

Eleanor Farjeon

See also: “Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”

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“Noise is the enemy, clarity the goal.”

It’s cool that Jon Stewart is back with a new show. And it’s really cool it’s on a streaming service that I already have. 😛

In this interview, he’s is talking about doing his new show in a deeper and more focused way than he did The Daily Show, which was funny but all over the place.

In the interview, a really cool quote popped out to me.

 Noise is the enemy, clarity the goal.

Jon Stewart

It seemed so succinct and true. And probably applies to more than just TV shows. 🤔

Via Apple news.

Quotes

“One person’s annoying is another’s inspiring and heroic.”

Alright, I admit it. I like to post more than my share of inspiring quotes on here. If that’s not your cup of tea, feel then free to browse my section about the world we live in and not just what we aspire towards.

In the mean time, here is Leslie Knope (I always loved that ironic last name) acknowledging that she can be annoying to some but is still going to be herself.

One person’s annoying is another’s inspiring and heroic.

Leslie Knope in “Parks and Recreation”

Via Wisdom From the Best Characters in TV Comedy.

And remember what her pragmatist peer says 👉 “Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.” (Ron Swanson)