Sunday, February 24, 2013

Love is a Dream

"I had the best dream last night. I was so happy, content, and in love. But alas, it was only a dream."

- Chase March

Friday, January 11, 2013

Kids - Defined

"I love kids. They’re short, highly emotional people who don’t know anything. They rely on their creativity and imagination to get by in the world. A world, I might add, filled with giants. Amazing feat."

- Arlen Faber from the film "The Answer Man"

Monday, November 5, 2012

You Have Everything (or can anyway)

"Wait. You might have glossed over that last paragraph-perhaps because it's so short but especially because it's so challenging.

What I'm saying is that one person can make a video that reaches fifty million viewers.

What I'm saying is that one person can invent a pricing model that turns an industry upside down.

What I'm saying is that one person-okay, what I really me is you-has everything. Everything you need to build something far bigger than yourself. The people around you realize this, and they are ready to follow if you're ready to lead"

- Seth Godin from the book Tribes: We Need You to Leads Us

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Eat at Home, Read the Books

"For the price of a dinner in this town, you can buy all the books. So eat at home and read the books."

 - Jack Rabinovitch as he announced the winner of the Giller Prize tonight.

Very cool!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Understanding Comes Through the Process of Writing

English: Hunter S. Thompson, Miami Book Fair I...
English: Hunter S. Thompson, Miami Book Fair International, 1988 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
"One of the few ways I can almost be certain I’ll understand something is by sitting down and writing about it. Because by forcing yourself to write about it and putting it down in words, you can’t avoid having your say on the subject. You might be wrong, but you have to think about it very intensely to write about it."

- Hunter S. Thompson
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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Start of it All

“A commonplace book is a place to collect extracts, poems, aphorisms, etc, for future reference. It is a place to reflect, to bounce ideas around, to observe and record. And that is what I plan to do.”
Chase’s Commonplace Book. September 3, 2004.

This was how I started my original commonplace book four years ago.

Wow, time sure flies! I only wrote 13 entries in between the covers of that book and then I started to record the entries on the computer. Right now, my collection includes 328 entries.

I didn’t record song lyrics when I started this series. I only decided to do so once I started this blog. I wanted to make sure that I would not run out of entries. But the good thing is that I am constantly coming across quotations and scribbling them down somewhere. I then add them to my Word file.

Now I comb through my Word file to find what I want to post up every week. I then try to find a photo to go with the quote and then post that up too.

I’m glad I started this blog. It really is that best way to collect and organize my commonplace book. And who said that a book had to be a book. This format is perfect for it.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Great Answer

Why do you write strong female characters?

Because you're still asking me that question.

- Joss Whedon