I want to live the rest of my life, however long or short, with as much sweetness as I can decently manage, loving all the people I love, and doing as much as I can of the work I still have to do. I am going to write fire until it comes out of my ears, my eyes, my noseholes--everywhere. Until it's every breath I breathe. I'm going to go out like a fucking meteor!
The life so short, the craft so long to learn.
If money’s the god people worship, I’d rather go worship the devil instead.
If you use a philosophy education well, you can get your foot in the door of any industry you please. Industries are like the blossoms on a tree while philosophy is the trunk - it holds the tree together, but it often goes unnoticed.
Thank God! I’m getting tired of working underground. I feel like damn mole.
[Poem: Slates of Grey] Sullen faces like slates of grey— What I’d seen on a walk today. Bodies rushing bodies bolting Time for life a disregarding. Money to make and to grow old What about the hands to hold? Deadlines, projects, people to meet What about our own two feet. Sullen faces like slates of grey... What I’d see most anyday.
Your most important “want” should be the one you can control!
Ah yes, the head is full of books. The hard part is to force them down through the bloodstream and out through the fingers.
He had never found that more than five whiskeys and soda were beneficial to law-practice.
It was ironic, but when you scratched the surface, most successful men were working for one thing only--to retire--and the sooner the better. Whereas women were the complete opposite. She had never heard a woman say she was working so she could retire to a desert island or to live on a boat. It was probably, she thought, because most women didn't think they deserved to do nothing.
Keep looking at the finishing line in your way to achieve your dreams. Each step you take will carry you closer to your goal. Sometimes you will need to run, sometimes you will slow down to a walk, and sometimes you might need to take a break. Evaluate your effort, improve, and keep going; the only thing you will do wrong is to quit. Quitting will never take you anywhere but farther from your ambition and from all the effort you made so far.
The human being desirous of success and strength should perform spiritual or good working continuously.
Among other possibilities, money was invented to make it possible for a foolish man to control wise men; a weak man, strong men; a child, old men; an ignorant man, knowledgeable men; and for a dwarf to control giants.
You don't have to be the most educated or the most experienced to start the journey, but the most willing to out-learn and out-work everyone around you.
ABBA: The Movie; I got a lot of grief for working on that.
Life is accepting what is and working from that.
Alcohol decimated the working class and so many people.
In some instances, alimony has become akin to a social-welfare program provided by working women to their ex-husbands.
Debs is greater than Lincoln. Debs is the spokesman of the great struggling working class of all races, nationalities, creeds, sexes.
Working out anchors my day.