Motivational Monday 5!

Nelson Mandela

One of the mistakes that political analysts make is to think that their enemies should be our enemies.

Nelson Mandela

Not very motivational, but maybe necessary to think about.

 

Motivational Monday 4!

Jack London: Courtesy of LifeTimeTV.co.uk

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

Jack London

 

Motivational Monday 3!

Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson

Failure is not a problem. How you deal with it, is a problem. Because if you don’t deal with it, you will fail again.

Sir Alex Ferguson

 

Motivational Monday 2!

Jose Mourinho, Courtesy of thetimes.co.uk

“It’s about yourself. You cannot wait for other people to motivate you.”

  • Jose Mourinho
    This week’s Motivational Monday’s quote is a bit paradoxical. And I love it! If we don’t have an internal engine and drive, we need to find it. Because the untapped source of energy, enthusiasm, and drive is inexhaustible.
    Happy Monday!
 

Motivational Monday!

“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”
Suzy Kassem

 

Creativity Inc. 1

For all the care you put into artistry, visual polish frequently doesn’t matter if you are getting the story right.

Creativity Inc.

By: Ed Catmull

 

Beautiful mind

… the possibility of making so much from so little, with elegance and economy, seems to be one of the greatest challenges – and sources of intellectual pleasure- in theoretical work.

Spins in Chemistry

R. McWeeny

 

Belle Isle:

You don’t have to leave this planet to tell a good story.

Belle Isle

 

Democritus (370 BC) said:

The only existing things are atoms and empty space; All else is mere opinion.

 

 

 

Anna Karenina 1

Strange as it may seem, he was in love with the house itself, with family, specially with the feminine portion. Konstantin Levin could not remember his mother and his only sister was much older than he was, so that for the first time he found in the house of the Shcherbatskys that charming cultivated life so peculiar to the old nobility, and of which the death of his parents had deprived him.

 I started reading Anna Karenina. It seems to be a masterpiece and a well written novel by Leo Tolstoy. I have commenced a new travel to the grey, gloomy and dark side of the world, i.e. the russian literature. I met Russian literature years ago. I have discovered their uniqueness between the lines of “The master and Margarita“. It stands out as simply one of the best books I have ever read in my life. I utterly enjoyed the magical touch of Bulgakov that has simply blurred the lines between magic and reality (magical realism, hence unbelievably real!). Then I read two other books from Bulgakov, I was already a fan of Russian writers. I was introduced to Chekhov short  stories. And that Doctor surely knew his way around human relations and contemplations. But as I have mentioned above the foggy, cold and bitter taste and atmosphere of Russian art was not exactly what I was looking for. And I could easily feel that my soul was rejecting it. Hence I stop excavating deeper into Siberian masterpieces!
Now, this is my new meeting with Russia and I shall share some quotes from the book with you.
Enjoy!