Attributed Aphorisms

“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.”

……….Malcolm X

“People don’t ask for facts in making up their minds.They would rather have one good, soul-satisfying emotion than a dozen facts.”

…..…Leavitt

“He is disagreeable as only a great radical can be.”

…..…Saul Bellow

referring to Dostoyevsky and a possible description of Steve Jobs

“Art attempts to find in the universe, in matter as well as in the facts of life, what is fundamental, enduring, essential.”

..…….Joseph Conrad

“Bebop: The music that blacks created that could not be stolen.”

……….Thelonious Monk

“I grew up with the sea and poverty for me was sumptuous; then I lost the sea and found all luxuries gray and poverty unbearable.”

………Albert Camus

There are three kinds of people:

those who are dead, those who are alive,

and those who sail the seas.

..……Plato

“I hankered after the sea as I’d never done for anything else before.”

………Tim Winton — “Breath”

And we will find our way to beauty…..

……….After Fajr — Ahmad Jamal recording

“The social revolution will be moral, or it will not be”

………Charles Peguy

“I believe it is impossible for a man to be great without admitting that there’s something greater than himself, whether it’s the law, or God, or Art.”

………Orson Welles

“I think what gives dignity and tragedy, as well as meaning and beauty to life, is the fact that we all die. It is one of the great gifts of God, if you happen to believe in him, that we are all going to die. It would be terrible if we weren’t”

………..Orson Welles

“Fortune brings in some boats that are not steered.”

………..Cymbeline

“A man is not from where he is born, but from where he decides to die.”

………..Orson Welles

“Jazz is about being in the moment, at every moment.”

……….Herbie Hancock

“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

……….Benjamin Franklin

“Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will.”

….…….Frederick Douglass

“Terrorists with locked iPhones shoot people, and we talk about weakening or outlawing encryption instead of guns.”

…………Marco Arment

“The Constitution sometimes insulates the criminality of a few, in order to protect the privacy of us all.”

…………Antonin Scalia

“Cash flow is a fact, earnings are an opinion and share prices are a dream. Plan accordingly.”

……….Horace Dediu

“Then he dropped his cell phone in the trash, and he crossed the street, and he walked until he found a bus bench. North, not south. Out, not in. Onward, and away. He sat down, alone.”

………….”Never Go Back” by Lee Child

As the French poet Blaise Cendrars said about Jazz, “Such music is not only a new art form, but a new reason for living.”

“We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of the few, but we can’t have both.”

…………Louis Brandeis

“Bertrand Russell famously said, “The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are so certain of themselves and wiser people so full of doubts.”

“The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted.”

……….. D.H. Lawrence

“Never let the guy with the broom decide how many elephants can be in the parade.”

…………..Merlin Mann

Newt Gingrich Is “A Stupid Man’s Idea Of What A Smart Person Sounds Like.”

…..……Paul Krugman

“We must be the change we wish to see in the world.”

………..Gandhi

“So little time. So little to do”.

……..Oscar Levant

“All tears are the same”.

………Irish Woman

“Hell is truth seen to late.”

……..Thomas Hobbes

“Yesterday is history

Tomorrow is mystery

Today is a gift”

……..Eleanor Roosevelt

“Do not discuss things with people who do not accept disagreement, and do not correct people who do not care if they’re wrong.”

……….Ben Evans

“The quickest way to find out who your enemies are is to try doing something new.”

……….Frazier Speirs

“The secret of the demagogue is to appear as dumb as his audience so that these people can believe themselves as smart as he is”

……….Karl Kraus

“Good products help us do things.

Great products change the things we do.

Exceptional products change us.”

……….Horace Dediu

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