The latest Quota

January 10, 2008 at 12:11 pm 1 comment

I carry a notebook with me wherever I go and when I finish one, I mourn the departure of the weather-beaten old and the blankness of the new. But the format is always the same – quotes in the very front, business ideas in the very back, the two of which sandwich hundreds of to do lists and notes.

Here are the quotes that appealed to me since starting my last notebook in September. It’s interesting to read through them as they are indicative of some of the moods and thoughts that have developed in this period. Apologies if you feel this is indulgent, that is not my intention – instead I want to share these because they touched me in one way or another.

‘Everything popular is wrong’ Wilde

‘Please just use what works for you and let go of the rest’ Buddah

‘The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes’ – Proust.

‘A shortcut to riches is to subtract from our desires’ Anon.

‘Desperation is the raw material of drastic change. Only those who can leave behind everything they have ever believed in can hope to escape’ William S. Burrows

‘I would rather feel compassion than know the meaning of it’ Thomas Acquinas

‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you make them feel.’ Maya Angelou

‘Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.’ Susan Ertz

‘A leader takes people where they want to go, a great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go, but ought to be’. Rosalyn Carter

‘If you want a rainbow, you have to put up with the rain’ Anon.


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  • 1. Paul Hannam  |  January 22, 2008 at 1:47 am

    I recognize these quotes – you must have got them from a great book!


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