Random Quote #42

“If you set a crazy, ambitious goal and miss it, you’ll still achieve something remarkable.”

— Larry Page

in Lazlo Bock’s “Work Rules: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead”

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Random Quote #41

“When you go without many people to talk to, you start forgetting what you really feel. You find yourself hoping someone else can remind you of who you used to be and who you’re becoming.”

Chris Dietzel, in The Man Who Watched the World End

Random Quote #40

Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished. The person you are right now is as transient, as fleeting and as temporary as all the people you’ve ever been. The one constant in our life is change.”

Daniel Gilbert

Random Quote #39

“This was all fantastic (…) but…it didn’t make him a better driver, did it? Well, yes, in a way it did (…). Now he had a position. Now he would decide what was good driving and what wasn’t. Life worked in such a way that right was not necessarily right, but rather what the person in charge said was right.”

Jonas Jonasson, in The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window and disappeared

Random Quote #38

“The invention of printing originally promoted mutual understanding. In the era of graphomania the writing of books has the opposite effect: everyone surrounds himself with his own writings as with a wall of mirrors cutting off all voices from without.”

Milan Kundera, In The book of laughter and forgetting

Random Quote #37

“This passenger was wondering why he had stolen a big grey suitcase on four wheels. (…) Allan really couldn’t say why he did it. When life has gone into overtime it’s easy to take liberties, he thought, and he made himself comfortable in the seat.”

Jonas Jonasson, in The hundred-year-old mand who climbed out of the window and disappeared

Random Quote #36

“First we only want to be seen, but once we’re seen, that’s not enough anymore. After that, we want to be remembered.”

Emily St John Mandel, in Station Eleven