Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.
—Philip K. Dick (American Novelist)
What kills a skunk is the publicity it gives itself.
—Abraham Lincoln (American Head of State)
Greatness, in the last analysis, is largely bravery—courage in escaping from old ideas and old standards.
—James Harvey Robinson (American Historian)
People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
—G. K. Chesterton (English Journalist)
The friend who holds your hand and says the wrong thing is made of a dearer stuff than the one who stays away.
—Barbara Kingsolver (American Novelist)
To take something from a person and keep it for oneself: that is robbery. To take something from one person and then turn it over to another in exchange for as much money as you can get: that is business. Robbery is so much more stupid, since it is satisfied with a single, frequently dangerous profit; whereas in business it can be doubled without danger.
—Octave Mirbeau (French Journalist)
There’s a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.
—Lou Reed (American Musician)
It’s the ride that counts.
—Brad Feld (American Entrepreneur, Investor)