Friday, 4 October 2013

Inspirational Quotes 41

At weekends I do standup

You can do anything you want as long as you want to enough!

They go to Edinburgh expecting to leave as the... most hilarious comedian since Peter Cook, but they leave knowing the career in quantity surveying now awaits. (Simon Hoggart, Guardian, Aug 23 08)

I suppose cabin crew, athletes or whoever else relies on their appearance for their living all have the inevitable early sunset ahead of them in their minds. (

She becomes aware that the radius of action is small and pitiful (Another Playboy centerfold? Another run of Rock Hunter?) ( on Jayne Mansfield)

torpedoed any chance of a career (Some standups did by sneering at Susan Boyle, says standup in The Guardian.)

Inevitably many students of limited talent spend huge amounts of time and money pursuing some brass-ring occupation, only to see their dreams denied. (Web)

Nothing recedes like success. (writer Ira Levin)

Is this the fulfulment of a dream or a monumental vanity project? (Andrew Billen, Times Oct 15 08)

The price of living in LA kept going up and my options as an actor felt as if they were getting smaller and smaller. (Mark Ruffalo, Sunday Telegraph, Feb 27 11)

Screenwriting courses taught by people who have never sold a script to people who have no intention of writing anything. (Times, June 26, 2008)

Happy individuals act differently from others, and this can lead to activities and reactions from people that in turn encourage more happiness. (The Psychologist)

Touching one's face signals anxiety. Improve your posture. If you're constantly hunched over or touching your face, you'll never look confident, approachable or at ease. (

Criticising people, winding them up, making idiots of them or fooling them doesn’t make people with autism laugh. (Naoki Higashida)

‏He's not my boyfriend. He's just somebody I'm... trying on. (Carrie Bradshaw)

Because English people like to think they are independent, they often get angry with people who give them orders. (

More here, and links to the rest.

1 comment:

  1. My favourite line of Kipling is: gentlemen-rankers out on the spree, damned from here to eternity. It seems to describe many groups - such as upperclass oxbridgers off to Edinburgh.