Posts Categorized: Notes on Quotes

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“If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn’t sit for a month.”
Theodore Roosevelt
Mirrors can be difficult things. CSW

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“My fake plants died because I did not pretend to water them.”
Mitch Hedberg
I set my fake plants outside and pretend it rains. CSW

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“I’m an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”
Carl Sandburg
When you don’t know where you’re going it’s important to make good time. CSW

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“Roses are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I.”
Oscar Levant
I wish one of me would have said that. CSW

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“Expert: a man who makes three correct guesses consecutively.”
Laurence J. Peter
Two out of three is just experienced. CSW

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“Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.”
Mark Twain
Even before the internet! Perhaps he was talking about congress. CSW

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“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”
Don Marquis
Procrastination doesn’t turn back time, it just keeps you from getting to tomorrow. CSW

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“A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.”
Lana Turner
Thanks to progressive thinking it now works both ways; and I’m successful. CSW

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“A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”
Steve Martin
An astute observation is like a day with sunshine. CSW

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“Too much agreement kills a chat.”
Eldridge Cleaver
If everyone agrees there is no discussion; sometimes you have to disagree just for the purpose of conversation. CSW

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Author’s Note- For the first year or so I did leadership quotes; then for the past year or so I’ve done team building quotes; now for some fun …

“Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.”
Margaret Mead
Our uniqueness is what makes us so similar. CSW

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“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.”
Elbert Hubbard
Laugh at the absurdity of finiteness. CSW

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“People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”
Isaac Asimov
And each of us knows what that is like. CSW

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“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.”
Ron White
Life is a sharing opportunity. All things are best shared. CSW

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“When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That’s relativity.”
Albert Einstein
The relativity of time is how you use it. CSW

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“I’m really trying hard not to do anything that has been done before. So knowing everything I can about the legacy of magic challenges my team and I to invent new illusions.”
David Copperfield
Magic is team work and team work is magic. CSW

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“The heart of Dragon’s Lair has always been its compelling story. With Dragon’s Lair 3D, we think the team has really created an interactive animated movie.”
Don Bluth
Team creativity is synergy. CSW

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“I’m a really good team player. That’s what it takes to work in the theater. That’s what it takes to work in a band with musicians and writers.”
David Cassidy
Creating music is teamwork; great team work creates music for the soul. CSW

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“I am an animator. I feel like I’m the manager of an animation cinema factory. I am not an executive. I’m rather like a foreman, like the boss of a team of craftsmen. That is the spirit of how I work.”
Hayao Miyazaki
Team leadership must see itself as part of the team, not over it. CSW

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“That was my dream, to drive for Ferrari, but I am not a kid any more. If Ferrari is the best team and if I get the chance to drive for Ferrari, it would be with pleasure.”
Jean Alesi
Talent always seeks out to make the best team. CSW

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“A German team could be quite good. But maybe they are a little bit too convinced that they are the best.”
Alain Prost
Leadership arrogance, team arrogance, both can be destructive to the team effort. CSW

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“You can’t always have the best team. It’s always a compromise.”
Alain Prost
You can always have your best team. CSW

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“Playing the game, representing the team, giving my all and never letting go has meant everything to me.”
Jonny Wilkinson
Contributing to a successful team effort will always trump individual accomplishments. CSW

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“I played a ton of team sports growing up, and team wins are just incredibly gratifying.”
Jason Bateman
To contribute to a cause bigger than yourself; to be a part of a synergistic effort – that is incredibly satisfying. CSW

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“My sophomore year I spent exactly one day on the JV football team. It was the tryout day.”
Mo Rocca
Sometimes the greatest contribution we can make to a team is to not be a part of it. CSW

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