Tidbits & Quotes: October 2004

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Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.

Albert Einstein

Posted Oct 31, 2004 | # | Category: Quotations

Lately, your low self-esteem is just good common sense.

From the movie "Spanglish"

Posted Oct 30, 2004 | # | Category: Movies & TV

People who seized the opportunity and took the money are alive now.
When markets present supply-demand imbalances, you've got to take
advantage of those.

Frank Quattrone, formerly with CSFB

Posted Oct 25, 2004 | # | Category: Quotations

A great teacher has little external history to record. His life goes over into other lives. These men are pillars in the intimate structure of our schools. They are more essential than its stones or beams, and they will continue to be a kindling force and a revealing power in our lives.

Rahul Khanna (as Deepak Mehta)

From the movie "The Emperor's Club"

Posted Oct 21, 2004 | # | Category: Movies & TV

Great ambition and conquest without contribution is without significance. What will your contribution be? How will history remember you?

Kevin Kline (as William Hundert)

From the movie "The Emperor's Club"

Posted Oct 20, 2004 | # | Category: Movies & TV

The perfect blossom is a rare thing. You could spend your life looking for one, and it would not be a wasted life.

Ken Watanabe (as Katsumoto)

From the movie "The Last Samurai"

Posted Oct 17, 2004 | # | Category: Movies & TV

It is possible to commit no mistakes -- and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is "life".

Patrick Stewart (as Cpt. Jean-Luc Picard)

Star Trek - The Next Generation
Episode "Peak Performance"

Posted Oct 09, 2004 | # | Category: Movies & TV

Emperor Meiji: Tell me how he died.
Algren: I will tell you how he lived.

Dialogue from the movie "The Last Samurai"

Posted Oct 08, 2004 | # | Category: Movies & TV

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