Tian's Favorite Quotes

586 2018-07-25 11:54
  • He who strives on and lives to strive/ Can earn redemption still. (Goethe’s Faust)
  • My friend, all theory is grey, and green the golden tree of life. (Goethe’s Faust)
  • And God said, "Let there be light, and there was light. (Genesis 1:3)
  • Ignorance is strength. (1984 by George Orwell)
  • I have only one single purpose - the destruction of hitler - and my life is much simplified, thereby. (Winston Churchill)
  • You are not special. You’re not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You’re the same decaying organic matter as everything else. We’re all part of the same compost heap. We’re all singing, all dancing crap of the world. (Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk)
  • There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so. (Helmet by Shakespear)
  • 吾本乘兴而来,兴尽而返,何必见戴!(王徽之)
  • Together we make a formidable team, but in a positive way. (House of Cards)
  • 奥德修斯把自己绑在桅杆上,以抵抗Siren女妖歌声的绝妙诱惑。他本可以像其他水手那样用蜡封住耳朵,可是他选择了前者,如此这般,他既可以享受Siren美妙的歌声,又避免了致命的伤害:我们的渴望总是为我们自身设下了种种困境,但是,没有这些随着诱惑而来的酸甜苦辣,人生又有什么乐趣呢? (Mean Genes by Terry Burnham)
  • Everything not saved will be lost" (Nintendo “Quit Screen” message)
  • 世之奇伟、瑰怪,非常之观,常在于险远,而人之所罕至焉,故非有志者不能至也。(王安石)
  • 士不可以不弘毅,任重而道远。(论语 by 孔子)
  • If you set out to climb a mountain, however high you climb, you have failed if you cannot reach the top. (William Golding)
  • 为什么不知道努力呢?不努力何必还牢骚满腹呢?(村上村树)
  • Anna Karenina principle: Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. (Leo Tolstoy)
  • Progress principle: all the things that can boost inner work life, the most important is making progress in meaningful work. (The Power of Small Wins, by Teresa Amabile, Steven J. Kramer)
  • Third is the fascination of fashioning complex puzzle-like objects of interlocking moving parts and watching them work in subtle cycles, playing out the consequences of principles built in from the beginning. The programmed computer has all the fascination of the pinball machine or the jukebox mechanism, carried to the ultimate. (The Mythical Man-month)
  • If a listener nods his head when you’re explaining your program, wake him up. (EPIGRAMS IN PROGRAMMING by Alan Perlis)
  • Authors who borrow from others are following in the footsteps of the best. (Steven Chu)
  • Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. (Steve Jobs)
  • Leave the campground cleaner than you found it. (The Boy Scout Rule)
  • 对一个作家和一个文艺工作者来说,占领他的工作室的全部空间的,应该是人类内心古老的真理,那些亘古不变的真理,这些真理是什么呢?是爱、荣耀、怜悯、自豪、同情和牺牲。除非他去铭记这些真理——如果他不铭记这些真理,那么他只能在诅咒的阴影里写作,因为他写的不是爱,而是情欲;他写的失败里没有任何人失去真正有价值的东西;他写的胜利里头看不到希望,最糟糕的是,人们从这里头看不到悲悯和同情;他写的哀伤里头留不下真正的伤痕:他写的不是心灵而是内分泌。 He must learn them again. He must teach himself that the basest of all things is to be afraid; and, teaching himself that, forget it forever, leaving no room in his workshop for anything but the old verities and truths of the heart, the old universal truths lacking which any story is ephemeral and doomed – love and honor and pity and pride and compassion and sacrifice. Until he does so, he labors under a curse. He writes not of love but of lust, of defeats in which nobody loses anything of value, of victories without hope and, worst of all, without pity or compassion. His griefs grieve on no universal bones, leaving no scars. He writes not of the heart but of the glands. 威廉-福克纳(William Faulkner)
  • 在命运降临的伟大瞬间,市民的一切美德——小心、顺从、勤勉、谨慎,都无济于事,它始终只要求天才人物,并且将他造就成不朽的形象。命运鄙视地把畏首畏尾的人拒之门外。命运——这世上的另一位神,只愿意用热烈的双臂把勇敢者高高举起,送上英雄们的天堂。 茨威格 人类群星闪耀时
  • 一个人生命中的最大幸运,莫过于在他的人生途中,即在他年富力强时发现了自己的人生使命。 茨威格
  • Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. (Eleanor Roosevelt)
  • Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. (Winston Churchill)
  • He who fights too long against dragons becomes a dragon himself; and if you gaze too long into the abyss, the abyss will gaze into you. (Friedrich Nietzsche)
  • There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. (Henry Kissinger)
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