Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Wisdom of Anita Desai


Someone who wants to write should make an effort to write a little something every day. Writing in this sense is the same as athletes who practice a sport every day to keep their skills honed. ~ Anita Desai

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Wisdom of David Ogilvy


Hire people who are better than you are, then leave them to get on with it. Look for people who will aim for the remarkable, who will not settle for the routine. ~ David Ogilvy

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Wisdom of Kathy Mattea


So all of these things are going on that make you wake up and realize you are a mortal person. You can choose to cruise through your life, but if you do, you're going to open your eyes at some point, and it's gone. ~ Kathy Mattea

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Wisdom of Carson Daly


When I was a freshman in high school, I got a letterman jacket, which you'd think would be great stock. The jacket had the big S on it, for Santa Monica. But rather than having a football or a baseball on the S, I had a little nine iron. Girls thought it was a flute. ~ Carson Daly

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The Wisdom of Martin Landau


You can have immediate regrets, but if you look at stuff and say, 'Things happen for a reason', there's a fatalistic thing about it. Something will happen that will justify it in some way. ~ Martin Landau

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Wisdom of Salman Rushdie


But there's one thing we must all be clear about: terrorism is not the pursuit of legitimate goals by some sort of illegitimate means. Whatever the murderers may be trying to achieve, creating a better world certainly isn't one of their goals. Instead they are out to murder innocent people. ~ Salman Rushdie

Sunday, June 18, 2017

The Wisdom of Isabella Rossellini


Women who stay true to themselves are always more interesting and beautiful to me: women like Frida Kahlo, Georgia O'Keeffe and Anna Magnani - women who have style, chic, allure and elegance. They didn't submit to any standard of beauty - they defined it. ~ Isabella Rossellini