“Selling Airplanes”

On Aug. 7, 1955, Boeing’s chief of flight testing, the legendary Alvin “Tex” Johnston, pulled an impressive stunt in the prototype of the Boeing 707. Johnston didn’t just do a flyover. No. At a speed of 490 miles an hour, Johnston executed a barrel roll. The stunt, called a Barrel Roll, was performed in front […]

Youth is wasted on the young

Youth is wasted on the young

“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty…”

“Never give in–never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” – Sir Winston Churchill, Speech, 1941, Harrow School

“Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself.”

“Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself.” – Atticus Finch – Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ Read More: http://www.harperlee.com/bio.htm

“What? No, I sell propane!”

“What? No, I sell propane!” Hank Hill (King of the Hill). Hank Hill Quotes All ‘King Of The Hill’ Fans Should Know By Heart  

“Nothing good gets away.” – John Steinbeck

“And don’t worry about losing. If it is right, it happens – the main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away.” – John Steinbeck

“I don’t know.” – W. Somerset Maugham

It wasn’t until late in life that I discovered how easy it is to say “I don’t know.” Discuss …read more

“Enjoy every sandwich” – Warren Zevon

Editor’s Note: Warren Zevon was dying from Mesothelioma at this time. ‘The amazing class and grace this man accepted over his fate was admirable. On his final appearance on David Letterman’s late night talk show, Letterman tactfully asked Zevon, knowing what he knows, what advice he could give. Zevon humbly answered, “Enjoy every sandwich”.’ Rick […]

‘People get what they get. It has nothing to do with what they deserve’ – Dr.Gregory House (House M.D)

‘People get what they get. It has nothing to do with what they deserve’ -Dr.Gregory House (House M.D)

A flute with no holes, is not a flute

Don’t be obsessed with your desires Danny. The Zen philosopher, Basho, once wrote, ‘A flute with no holes, is not a flute. A donut with no hole, is a Danish.’ He was a funny guy. – Ty Webb – Caddyshack (1980)

The juice is worth the squeeze

Knowing if something is worth the trouble of trying to get it, i.e. does the reward outweigh the punishment. “I’m not going to bother trying to ask her out. She’s still got a boyfriend, and the juice isn’t worth the squeeze.” “I’d rob a bank if I could. The juice is worth the squeeze.” The […]

“At some point, we’ve all parked in the wrong garage.”

“At some point, we’ve all parked in the wrong garage.” – Roger Sterling – Mad Men (AMC TV) Roger was apologizing for making a pass at Betty  

I’ll eat my hat.

Used as in… I will be very surprised. (Used to express strong disbelief in something.) “If Joe really joins the Army, I’ll eat my hat.” “If this car gives you any trouble, I’ll eat my hat.”   http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/I’ll+eat+my+hat

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.” ~ Audrey Hepburn

I’m Your Huckleberry

19th century slang which was popularized more recently by the movie Tombstone. Means “I’m the man you’re looking for”. Nowadays it’s usually used as a response to a threat or challenge, as in the movie. “Who thinks they can beat me?” “I’m your huckleberry.” I’m your huckleberry

“Hope will never be silent”- Harvey Milk

Harvey Bernard Milk (May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978) was an American politician who became the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, when he won a seat on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Read More: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Milk

“I told him to be himself. That was pretty mean I guess.”

“I told him to be himself. That was pretty mean I guess.” – Roger Sterling

“In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they aren’t.” –Yogi Berra

“In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they aren’t.” —Yogi Berra.

“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“No matter what he does, every person on earth plays a central role in the history of the world. And normally he doesn’t know it.” ― Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new” – The Dalai Lama

“When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new” – The Dalai Lama

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