"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be."

- Kurt Vonnegut

"Be regular and orderly in your life so that you may be violent and original in your work."

- Gustave Flaubert

"A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it."

- The Wolf of Wall Street

"We do this not because it is easy, but because we thought it would be easy."

- Anonymous, inspired by JFK

"When you focus on you, you grow. When you focus on shit, shit grows."

- Dwayne Johnson

"Life's under no obligation to give us what we expect."

- Margaret Mitchell

"I guess I’ve been working so hard, I forgot what it’s like to be hardly working."

- Michael Scott

""Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one." - Voltaire"

- Lars Peter Hansen

"Fear is the fuel that we use for overachievement. If I wasn’t afraid at times, I wouldn’t work as hard."

- Sylvester Stallone

"The invention of the ship was also the invention of the shipwreck."

- Paul Virilio

"Live for coincidences. They give you the illusion or the hope that there's a pattern to life, and if there's a pattern, then maybe we are moving towards some kind of destiny where it's all explained."

- Jonathan Ames

"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...It's about learning to dance in the rain."

- Vivian Greene

"An exclamation point is like laughing at your own jokes."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald

"There is no friend as loyal as a book."

- Ernest Hemingway

"It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it."

- John Steinback

"I wish there was a way to know you're in the good old days before you've actually left them."

- Andy Bernard

"Never cross a river that is on average 4 feet deep."

- Nassim Nicholas Taleb

"When a man is in despair, it means that he still believes in something."

- Dmitri Shostakovich

"You don't know how fast time goes by until you get there."

- The Irishman

"Hide your strength, bide your time."

- Deng Xiaoping