Donald Hall on Foolishness

“When I was nineteen,
I told a thirty-
year-old man what a
fool I had been when
I was seventeen.
‘We were always,’ he
said glancing down, ‘a
fool two years ago.”

~ Donald Hall

Alec Soth on Art

“Waste more time.”

~ Alec Soth / LBM Newsletter, November 27th 2020

Barbara Ehrenreich on Slavery

What you don’t necessarily realize when you start selling your time by the hour is that what you’re really selling is your life.

~ Barbara Ehrenreich

Tacitus on Truth

“Truth is confirmed by inspection and delay; falsehood by haste and uncertainty.”

~ Tacitus

Plato on Trifling

“Nothing is more unworthy of a wise man, or ought to trouble him more, than to have allowed more time for trifling and useless things than they deserve.”

~ Plato

Diogenes on Time

“It was a favourite expression of Theophrastus that time was the most valuable thing that a man could spend.”

~ Diogenes

Elizabeth Taylor on Patience

“It is very strange that the years teach us patience – that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.”

~ Elizabeth Taylor

J.R.R. Tolkien on Time

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”

~ J.R.R. Tolkien / The Fellowship of the Ring

Alan Watts on Time

“Muddy water is best cleared by leaving it alone”

~ Alan Watts

Hunter Thompson on Vengeance

“Because sooner or later the enemy will make a mistake and then you start grinding him down.”

~ Hunter Thompson

William Shakespeare on Enemies

“Here in these confines slily have I lurk’d,
To watch the waning of mine enemies”

~ William Shakespeare

Randy Pausch on Time

“The key question to keep asking is, are you spending your time on the right things? Because time is all you have.”

~ Randy Pausch

Carl Jung on Passions

“A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them.”

~ Carl Jung

Carl Jung on Patience

“The greatest, most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.”

~ Carl Jung

William Shakespeare on Time

“Time’s glory is to calm contending kings,
To unmask falsehood, and bring truth to light,
To stamp the seal of time in aged things,
To wake the morn, and sentinel the night,
To wrong the wronger till he render right”

~ William Shakespeare

Marcus Aurelius on Living in the Moment

“Forget everything else. Keep hold of this alone and remember it: Each of us lives only now, this brief instant. The rest has been lived already, or is impossible to see.”

~ Marcus Aurelius

Seneca on Patience

“If you want to determine the nature of anything, entrust it to time: when the sea is stormy, you can see nothing clearly.”

~ Seneca

George Eliot on Time

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

~ George Eliot