#quotes


Great… and Greater

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Saw Jobs (the movie) finally. This thing is a good source of inspi­ra­tion for cre­atives. One of the monologue’s that I still remem­ber is the one that Matthew Modine said (por­tray­ing John Scul­ley in the screen­cap above):

You can make a great prod­uct, but you have to con­vince peo­ple that what you’re sell­ing is greater.

This doesn’t only deal with mate­r­ial prod­ucts per se, but ourselves.

Meditation by Chief Tecumseh

So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trou­ble no one about their reli­gion; respect oth­ers in their view, and demand that they respect yours.

Love your life. Per­fect your life. Beau­tify all things in your life.

Seek to make your life long and its pur­pose in the ser­vice of your peo­ple. Pre­pare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meet­ing or pass­ing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all peo­ple and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morn­ing give thanks for the food and for the joy of liv­ing. If you see no rea­son for giv­ing thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a lit­tle more time to live their lives over again in a dif­fer­ent way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

Chief Tecum­seh (1768–1813), Shawnee Nation

Best Pick-up Line Ever

Gib: You know, I’ve never met any­one like you before. Usu­ally when I meet some­one new I feel awk­ward and shy. But with you it’s dif­fer­ent. I can talk to you. You know what I’m think­ing with­out my hav­ing to explain to you in fancy terms. We speak each other’s unspo­ken lan­guage… flu­ently. I love you.

Ahhh… late night watch­ing TV.