Friday, July 31, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time."

George Iles

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"You've got to take the bitter with the sour."

Samuel Goldwyn

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"Where all think alike, no one thinks very much."

Walter Lippmann

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth."

Niels Bohr

Monday, July 27, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"To read a newspaper is to refrain from reading something worthwhile. The first discipline of education must therefore be to refuse resolutely to feed the mind with canned chatter."

Aleister Crowley

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand... Adventure is a state of mind - and spirit."

Jacqueline Cochran

Saturday, July 25, 2009

TED: Sugata Mitra - Important Thoughts for Haiti

I am particularly enthralled by the concept of "self-organizing systems."

Quips & Quotes

"Emergencies have always been necessary to progress. It was darkness which produced the lamp. It was fog that produced the compass. It was hunger that drove us to exploration. And it took a depression to teach us the real value of a job."

Victor Hugo

Friday, July 24, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity."


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"It's the same each time with progress. First they ignore you, then they say you're mad, then dangerous, then there's a pause and then you can't find anyone who disagrees with you."

Tony Benn

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"What you will do matters. All you need is to do it."

Judy Grahn

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work."

Oprah Winfrey

Erin Andrews, Haiti, and the Power Of Mass Communications

Every once in a while, as I continue to contemplate ways in which I can succinctly communicate just how powerful mass communications can be in a place like Haiti, a story like this comes along.

While this story is certainly demonstrative of the negative power of mass media, one cannot make the mistake of throwing the baby out with the bath-water. While I cannot even begin to imagine the horror that this woman must be enduring right now, I suspect that she too has become increasingly aware of just how far-reaching mass communications really are.

Stories like this certainly support our commitment to offering ethically-based communication skills to the people of Haiti. As with any tool, there is a right way and a wrong way to use media technology. In the end, the "why" and the "how" mean just as much... and often more... than the "what."

Monday, July 20, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"If you reveal your secrets to the wind you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees."

Kahlil Gibran

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."

William Arthur Ward

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it."

William Arthur Ward

Friday, July 17, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend."


Thursday, July 16, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"There was no escaping by means of any journey, however adventurous, one took one's problems and sorrows with one."

Elizabeth Aston

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."

Helen Keller

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"Dare to be yourself."

Andre Gide

Monday, July 13, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"You don't have to be the first. You don't have to be the best. You simply have to care enough to "be" at all. The ones struggling to be best and first are after the wrong things anyway."

Luke Renner

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"Art has never been made while thinking of art."

Niko Stumpo

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"You don’t need to win every medal to be successful."

Jason Fried

Friday, July 10, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame."

Erica Jong

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor."


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained. My misery is your pleasure."

Kanye West

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."


Monday, July 6, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"Nature is crooked. I expected right angles. Straight lines."

- Allie Fox - From the film: The Mosquito Coast

Quips & Quotes

"Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done."

Aaron Burr

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"I am here and you will know that I am the best and will hear me."

Leontyne Price

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place."


Friday, July 3, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today."

Franklin D. Roosevelt

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers."

James Thurber

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Quips & Quotes

"If the point is sharp, and the arrow is swift, it can pierce through the dust no matter how thick."

Bob Dylan