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Quotes from Everywhere and Nowhere, on Contradictions, Existence and Nothingness

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“I like to have around me people who find ways to do things, not tell me why they can’t be done.“

Olive Ann Beech (1903 - 1993)
Co-founder, President, and Chairwoman of the Board, the Beech Aircraft Company ("Beechcraft")
Quote Olive Ann Beech

Some people think of the glass as half full, some people think of the glass as half empty, I think of the glass as too big!"

George Carlin
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, George Carlin makes his 105th and final appearance, May 13, 1992

Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face."

Mike Tyson
... being asked if he was worried about his opponent's fight plan, 1987
Mike Tyson Quote

Do you consider yourself a disciplined guy, do you get up every day and work?"

Oh, I try to get up every day!“

Jimi Hendrix interview by Dick Cavett
Jimi Hendrix Talks Life as a Young Musician, The Dick Cavett Show, 1969
Jimi Hendrix on the The Dick Cavett Show

"There’s nothing else like it out there. There may be a very good reason for that, but I mean, my thing has always been trying to do what others aren’t doing because nobody can then tell you how badly you’re doing it."

Nick Foulkes
Collectability Podcast, Episode 19, October 2022
There’s nothing else like it out there.

Louis Jouvet: "Tu ne me demandes pas ce que contient cette lettre?"

Pupil: "Que contient cette lettre?"

Louis Jouvet: "Dix fautes d’orthographe, quatre fautes de syntaxe, et une protestation!"

Louis Jouvet
Louis Jouvet playing a teacher of dramatic art in the movie Entrée des Artistes, 1938
Louis Jouvet

"You have a very pretty nice dress.

Björk: Oh, thank you.

Is this the correct order you wear it?

Björk: I hope not."

Björk Guðmundsdóttir
Interview on Die Harald Schmidt Show, June 2001

I feel like my old self again. Totally inadequate, completely insecure, paranoid, neurotic. It’s a pleasure!

Jason Alexander as George Costanza
Seinfeld (TV Series), The Beard, 1995
Seinfeld Quote

Men Wanted for hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful, honor and recognition in case of success.

Ad in the London newspaper The Times, from Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) to put together his Antarctic expedition (1914-1917).
The ad maybe a myth, but the adventure was real, and it exemplifies the spirit of inspiration and endurance.

“We're drinking history!”

Eddie Sahakian, enjoying a rare Richard Hennessy cognac with Kirby Allison
Kirby Allison: Inside London's Best Cigar Lounge, With Eddie Sahakian, 31 August 2022
Eddie Sahakian
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