Sick of love

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“She loved the guy. She did it for him. She would’ve done anything for him. Some people are like that. Some loves are like that. Most loves are like that, from what I can see. Your heart starts to feel like an overcrowded lifeboat. You throw your pride out to keep it afloat, and your self-respect and your independence. After a while you start throwing people out—your friends, everyone you used to know. And it’s still not enough. The lifeboat is still sinking, and you know it’s going to take you down with it. I’ve seen that happen to a lot of people here. I think that’s why I’m sick of love.”

— from http://simply-quotes.net/post/27709992839/she-loved-the-guy-she-did-it-for-him-she

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Value of idleness

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“Idleness is not just a vacation, an indulgence or a vice; it is as indispensable to the brain as vitamin D is to the body, and deprived of it we suffer a mental affliction as disfiguring as rickets. The space and quiet that idleness provides is a necessary condition for standing back from life and seeing it whole, for making unexpected connections and waiting for the wild summer lightning strikes of inspiration — it is, paradoxically, necessary to getting any work done.”

New York Times Article: The ‘Busy’ Trap, by Tim Kreider

Solitude

Laugh, and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone.
For this brave old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.
Sing, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it is lost on the air.
The echoes bound to a joyful sound,
But shrink from voicing care.

Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn and go.
They want full measure of all your pleasure,
But they do not need your woe.
Be glad, and your friends are many;
Be sad, and you lose them all.
There are none to decline your nectared wine,
But alone you must drink life’s gall.

Feast, and your halls are crowded.
Fast, and the world goes by.
Succeed and give, and it helps you live,
But no man can help you die.
There is room in the halls of pleasure
For a long and lordly train,
But one by one we must all file on
Through the narrow aisles of pain.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox ~

Experts

“None of our men are “experts.”  We have most unfortunately found it necessaryto get rid of a man as soon as he thinks himself an expert — because no oneever considers himself expert if he really knows his job.  A man who knows ajob sees so much more to be done than he has done, that he is always pressingforward and never gives up an instant of thought to how good and how efficienthe is.  Thinking always ahead, thinking always of trying to do more, brings astate of mind in which nothing is impossible. The moment one gets into the”expert” state of mind a great number of things become impossible.”

— From Henry Ford Sr., “My Life and Work,” p. 86 (1922):

 

Simplicity

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.”

– Leonardo da Vinci

 

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. Thegreat point is to bring them the real facts…and beer.”

– Abraham Lincoln

 

“… connect the dots instead of assembling a jigsaw puzzle.”

– Wil Wheaton