Every morning starts a new page in your story. Make it a great one today.
You’re not cool when you’re mean.
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
No rose without a thorn but many a thorn without a rose.
Today things are better than yesterday.
Open your mouth and shut your eyes and see what Zeus will send you.
What person, confined in a small room with nothing but a tea-cosy, will not eventually put the tea-cosy on their head?
To be human means to feel inferior.
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor e’er shall be.
The world forgetting, by the world forgot.
Never elated when someone’s oppressed, never dejected when another one’s blessed.
To err is human, to forgive, divine.
Our proper bliss depends on what we blame.
The bookful blockhead, ignorantly read, With loads of learned lumber in his head.
Lo, what huge heaps of littleness around!
And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too.
I’m not gonna sugarcoat it: It sucks to lose sometimes.
I was born wandering between two worlds, one dead, the other powerless to be born, and have made, in a curious way, the worst of both.
I like being myself. Myself and nasty.
It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
I must uphold my ideals, for perhaps the time will come when I shall be able to carry them out.
It must be awful to feel you’re not needed.
An empty day, though clear and bright, is just as dark as any night.
Don’t keep forever on the public road, going only where others have gone.
Leave the beaten track behind occasionally and dive into the woods. Every time you do, you will be certain to find something you have never seen before.
I always wanted to be Robin Hood or John the Baptist when I was growing up.
You don’t often see Bear Grylls in a suit.
How hard, how bitter it is to become a man!
If there were a party of those who aren’t sure they’re right, I’d belong to it.
The day when I am no more than a writer I shall cease to be a writer.
I opened myself to the gentle indifference of the world.
I felt the urge to reassure him that I was like everybody else, just like everybody else.
You’re under no obligation to be the same person you were 5 minutes ago.
I have no other self than the totality of things of which I am aware.
It is hard indeed to notice anything for which the languages available to us have no description.
We do not “come into” this world; we come out of it, as leaves from a tree.
What I remember the most really was just running wild there. Barefooted, swimming in dirty lakes, selling fruit, picking mango trees, hoping not to get caught because they don’t take kindly to thieves in Africa.
I think it’s really important that you don’t think you’re great. Because once you get to that point, you just fuck everything up. You think that everyone’s going to think you’re great all the time, and that’s rubbish.
I’ve never been more normal than I am now.
When I have nothing to say, I’d rather just not talk.
I learned at an early age that I could make the things that I wanted. That’s a very powerful thing to realize as a kid. LEGOs were a key part of that.
Of course, I love tools. I also love arranging them, to the point where I came up with a name for my organizing metric: first-order retrievability.
Let’s get on our knees and pray. I don’t know to whom. Is there a patron saint of ballistics gel?
My workplace is wherever I’m making something, which could be in a field in gold country, or in an abandoned warehouse on a military base.
Let’s blow some stuff up.
I wouldn’t say Jamie is an evil genius. I’m not sure he’s evil and I’m not sure he’s a genius.
I am now standing in a mixture of cooling fluid, gasoline, and cola.
I’m not gonna shoot anyone with the pellet gun… Not unless I have to!
Firemen have the coolest toys ever!