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quotes from tv movie books sports life etc

Some fav/inspirational quotes. 

The 5% you do not study will comprise 95% of every exam. - an age old Georgia Tech axiom


blockchain could solve that problem! (every time we run into any problem) - a colleague


always give your 100% unless you are donating blood or getting a divorce - pitch perfect 3


Teamwork is dependent on being able to trust others to come thru on their part without watching them all the time. - Steve Jobs


Act as if you have faith and faith shall be given to you. Put it another way, fake it till you make it. - Leo McGarry, West Wing


Ritual is what happens when people run out of rational. - Gregory House, House


People don’t get what they deserve. They get what they get. - Gregory House, House


The best lesson from history is that there is no lesson. - Liars Poker


Anyone who knows anything important does not speak and the only ones who speak are the ones who don’t know anything. - Liars Poker


“Smart” is really just a way of saying “has invested so much time and sweat that you make it look effortless.” - an annonymous MIT grad


Ever noticed how you come across somebody once in a while that you should’ve have f’ed with ? that’s me. - gran torino


Sometimes it is hard to get perhavective on your life, when you are the one living it. - Hank Lawson, Royal Pains


The best way to avoid losing is to never fight. - Sun Tzu, The Art of War


Anything worth doing is worth doing vigorously. - Boris, Royal Pains


Premature optimization is the root of all evil. - Donald Knuth (Turing award winning computer scientist, professor at Stanford)


Life is unpredictable. And it can be extremely short for some. - Regis Philbin reflecting on September 11.


(a young woman approaches kevin costner in a party)
Woman: I’ve been watching you all night from across the room.
Kevin Costner: Why don’t you go back there and keep watching? (Bodyguard)


Every family seems normal to the people who are in it. - a guest whose name I forgot on Dave Letterman show


Never believe anything until it it officially defnied. - Claud Cockburn


(Linda, chief of staff) I know he made you a promise, but the circumstances have changed.
(Francis Underwood) The nature of promises, Linda, is that they remain immune to changing circumstances. - House of Cards


Donna, the secretary: Is that a threat?
Steven, the senior partner: Well, you take it in whatever tone that pleases you most. - Suits


The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. - George Bernard Shaw


Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply. - Stephen Covey, the author of the 7 habits book


(talking to a woman who frowns upon adultery) the problem you are having is a simple lack of understanding of the male as a species. see men are not made to be monogamous. it’s an artificial institution imposed from without. see male can never have enough female. or in my case any.. - cliff clavin, cheers


Stephen Colbert: Do you think there is a worry that no matter how you make a war movie, just because it being a movie, it somehow glorifies war in some way? because it becomes entertainment? Mel Gibson: sure if you want it to be cinematically compelling, but at the same time if you juxtapose who your character is, and his conviction and his faith, it highlights the higher nature of the film. so i need it to be that way.


According to me is the only according to that matters. - Harvey Spector, Suits


Science makes predictions, not promises. - Hank Lawson, Royal Pains


The best way to fight stress is by achieving goals. - Mayumi Yuasa, Sales Manager, Toyota


Think about how you spend the rest of the day as if you think about how you spend the rest of your life. - Robert Feldman, MD, Morgan Stanley


Idea is nothing, execution is everything. Kazuyasu Kato, President of Kirin


Choices are sacrifices. You give up what you want for something you want more. Clinton Jones, White Collar


It’s important to keep indisputable records of anything that is disputable. Moz, White Collar


The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality. - Dante


misery likes company - my colleague


disassociate your emotions from the office - my colleague


I don’t want to say “don’t worry about any corner case” because your corner case may be my middle of the road case. - my prof at gatech


complaining is a fine art that requires lots of practice - Charlse Isbell


We’ve already established that vi is a crippled subset of emacs - Charlse Isbell


The venn diagram of the calendar availability of your senior mgmt is basically the Olympic rings. - my colleague at the office


You are entitled to your incorrect opinion. - a managing director on the trading floor


You can tell how beautiful a girl is without looking at her, by listening to the way guys talk to her. - August Anderson


Ethics is what you do when nobody else is looking. - Frasier Crane


There is a huge difference between omitting and lying. - episodes

Some quotes from Henry Paulson’s “On the Brink” book.

Financing illiquid assets like real estate with short term borrowings has long been a recipe for disaster. 
No matter what the problem, large or small, there is no such thing as a quick solution when dealing with congress. Frankly you cannot get important and difficult change done unless there is a crisis. 
US treasury dept. has 110,000 employees, but I always return phone calls quickly and make a point of getting out of the office to see people. Because I believe face-to-face communication help avoid mistakes and improve morale. 
Long hours at the office can cause problems at home. 
My time in government had taught me that whom you work with is as important as what you do. 
It’s important to not only do the right things, but to be perceived to be doing them. 
(in retrospect) Making critical decisions was all about finding the right mix of policy considerations, market needs and political realities. 
The successful management of large diversified financial institutions demands the presence of strong, independent risk and control functions as well as compensation policies that do not promote excessive risk taking. Risk management, compliance, control and audit functions are underappreciated and very difficult jobs that must be considered to be as important as those of the revenue-generating traders within an organization. These risk professionals must hold the upper hand in any dispute. This can only be accomplished if the organization has a culture that respects these essential jobs and demonstrates as much by offering a career track and compensation structure that attracts and retains outstanding talents. 

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