“Because I was afraid of worms, Roxanne! Worms!”
“The lurking suspicion that something could be simplified is the world’s richest source of rewarding challenges.”
~ Edsger Dijkstra (as seen on twitter yesterday)
“I have already lost touch with a couple of people I used to be.”
~ Joan Didion (full quote here on Goodreads)
“It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.”
A favorite quote from an all-time favorite movie, Peaceful Warrior.
“He suffers more than necessary, who suffers before it is necessary.”
~ Seneca (as seen in this tweet)
“The most important thing I found out from (my father) is that if you asked any question and pursued it deeply enough, then at the end there was a glorious discovery of a general and beautiful kind.”
“And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame, like a big shadow. Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”
I enjoyed this quote from Rocky Balboa the first time I saw the movie, and I appreciate it even more now after getting my a** kicked by this blood disease but still plodding along every day.
“A thousand days of training to develop, ten thousand days of training to polish.”
“It takes a thousand days to forge the spirit, and ten thousand days to polish it.”
~ These are two variations of a quote I saw today by Miyamoto Musashi