Eleven to 20: 2020

I mean, my music isn’t just music – it’s medicine. I want my song to touch people, to give them what they need. Every time I make an album I’m trying to cure cancer, musically. That stesses me out!

  • Kanye West

Pride or fear or kindness will motivate you. But so does money, and because responding with urgency is usually expensive, money makes it easier to indulge your kindness.

  • Russ Roberts

To fail to forigive is to grasp some hot coal of suffering which you can actually release.

  • Sam Harris

Score points.

  • Chip Kelly

If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.

  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Priviledge corrups. It enabled you to do what money could buy instead of what duty demanded. You were always skiing. As a skier, you developed conviction, buttressed by your parents’ money, that life was meant to be easy. THat when difficulty arose, you could just hire someone to deal with it. That nothing mattered so much that you should suffer for it.

  • Michael Lewis

The great way is not difficult for those who have no preferences. When love and hate are both absent, everything becomes clear and undisguised. Make the smallest distinction, however, and heaven and earth are set infinitely apart. If you wish to see the truth, then hold no opinions for or against anything.

  • Hsin Hsin Ming

Find the easiest marks and you can make a lot of money, even if they’re a tiny fraction of the overall population. That’s a logic, by the way, that can also work for party-aligned media, and one way that party-aligned media can undermine that party as a whole, which needs broad support from majorities (or at the very least large pluralityies) to win elections.

  • Jonathan Berstein

We are the culture of our generation. We’re not going off to war, working in a factory, or building anything. We are trying to create culture. So that’s our job.

  • Jason Alexander Cruz

Every situation could be worse. There’s always a positive way to see things. I’ve looked at things where it seems like there is no light at the end of the tunnel, no bottom to the bottle. But you don’t have to be in pain.

  • Chris Joplin

What one does when faced with the truth is more difficult than you’d think.

  • Diana Prince

Discretion is the better part of valor.

  • Falstaff

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

  • Oscar Wilde

Defend forward.

  • NSA

Live as if you were livign for the 2nd time and had acted as wrongly the 1st time as you are about to act now.

  • Viktor Frankl

I’ve been on the biggest jets. I’ve also been in the barber shop. When you laugh, you laugh. And when you happy, you happy.

  • LL Cool J

It’s much easier to say I don’t have the time to do this, to try this than it is to say I’m scared I’m not gonna be good enough at it.

  • Brian Koppelman

You don’t hate. Only the unloved hate.

  • The Great Dictator

Every man has some reminsicences which he would not tell to everyone, but only his friend. He has others which he wouldn not reveal even to his friends, but only to himself, and that in secret. But finally there are still others which man is even afraid to tell himself, and every decent man has a considerable # of such things stored away. That is, one can even say that the more decent he is, the greater the number of such things in his mind.

  • Fyodor Dostoevsky

If we behave like those on the other side, then we are the other side. Instead of changing the world, all we’ll achieve is a reflection of the one we want to destroy.

  • Jean Genet

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

Sell, I’ll sell your memories for fifteen pounds per year – but just the good days.

  • Muse

But perhaps no parent can truly see their child. When we look we only see the mirror of our faults.

  • Madeline Miller

There are no solutions, only tradeoffs.

  • Thomas Sowell

Laughter isn’t just about the funny. Laughter is the music of the deep cosmos connecting all human beings that says all the things words cannot.

  • Frank Li

To the telegraph, intelligecne meant knowing of many things, not about them.

  • Neil Postman

The easiest way to becoem a millionaire is to start out as a billionarie then go into the airline business.

  • Richard Branson

Alas, belief is easier than disbeleif; we believe instinctiviely, but disbelief requires concious effort.

  • Eliezer Yudkowsky

There’s a false sense of security in passivity. You think you can’t get into too much trouble, but, really, every passive decision leads to a slow and steady loss of chips.

  • Maria Konnikova

If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.

  • George Orwell

Argue with idiots and you become an idiot.

  • Paul Graham