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Colonel Sanders

Harland David Sanders quotes: the KFC king’s best quotes.

“Wealth, like happiness, is never attained when sought after directly.  It comes as a byproduct of providing a useful service.”

“I think a dream is just a suggestion to start something out, do something.”

“If you’re a dreamer and a doer, back up your dreams.”

“If you follow the formula and the procedures shown… your success is assured.  There’s no question about it.”

“Have ambition to work, willingness to work, and integrity in what you do.”

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Spielberg

Steven Spielberg quotes: here are the director’s best quotes.

“I dream for a living.”

“All good ideas start out as bad ideas; that’s why it takes so long.”

“Failure is inevitable.  Success is elusive.”

“This opportunity allows all of us to reach out directly to open a much wider door.”

“I basically went into business for myself.  But it never amounted to anything.  I learned a lot about editing and dubbing by watching all the professionals do it, but I never got a job out of my imposition.”

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Mike Linebacker Bears

Mike Singletary quotes: Singletary’s sayings on winning, being a champion, coaching, and more.

“I want winners.  I want people that want to win.”

“‘How’ is a great thing to know.  ‘Why’ is the ultimate.  I’m the ‘why’ coach.  Why are we doing this?  Why are we not doing that?  Why is this not working?  Those are the things I want to know.”

“We’ve got a ton of work to do.  We’re going to celebrate a little, and then we’ve got to get to work.”

“Accountability is definitely a huge word.”

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Billie Jean King Pose

Billie Jean King quotes: the former tennis superstar’s quotes on self-awareness, integrity, and life lessons.

“When people tell you not to believe in your dreams, and they say ‘Why?’, say ‘Why not?'”

“It’s about learning your craft.  That’s a wonderful thing – especially with today’s consumerism and instant gratification.  You can’t buy that.  It’s about making decisions, corrections, choices.  I don’t think it’s so much about becoming a tennis player.  It’s about becoming a person.”

“That is where the power, opportunity, and choice come from – when you have money.  Money equals opportunity.  There is no question.”

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Perot Political

Ross Perot quotes: politician turned business billionaire, here are Ross Perot’s most powerful quotes.

“Business is not just doing deals; business is having great products, doing great engineering, and providing tremendous service to customers.  Finally, business is a cobweb of human relationships.”

“The most successful people in the world aren’t usually the brightest.  They are the ones who persevere.”

“The best way to make money is not to have money as your primary goal.  I’ve seen great people come into the business world primarily motivated to make money.  Almost without exception they failed.”

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Martha Stewart Baking

Martha Stewart quotes: the American businesswoman, writer, and television personality talks business, passion, and success.

“All the things I love is what my business is all about.”

“It’s sort of the American way to go up and down the ladder, maybe several times in a lifetime.”

“There is no single recipe for success.  But there is one essential ingredient: passion.”

“Our passion is and should always be to make life better.”

“Once you realize that you have identified a passion, invest in yourself.  Figure out what you need to know, what kind of experience and expertise you need to develop to do the things that you feel in your heart you will enjoy and that will sustain you both mentally and economically.”

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Cheney Speaking

Dick Cheney quotes: the politician, businessman, and former Vice President’s most interesting insight.

“You wake up every morning with a smile on your face because you’ve got a new day you never expected to have.  And there’s a sense of wonderment.  Nothing short of magical.”

“It is easy to take liberty for granted, when you have never had it taken from you.”

“I don’t spend a lot of time thinking about my faults.”

“I’ve worked for four Presidents and watched two others up close, and I know that there’s no such thing as a routine day in the Oval Office.”

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Lion Jungle

Lion quotes: lions depict bravery, leadership, and royalty, and they’re called “king of the jungle” for a reason: they’re powerful and strong and fearless and literally give no f*cks.  Anyways.  If you need to turn on beast mode, these savage sayings should help.

“It’s better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.”

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”

“The lion is, however, rarely heard – much more seldom seen.”

“At a certain point, even if the one alpha male is dominant, at a certain point, there’s a younger lion that is stronger… and everyone knows it.”

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Sneaker Story

Okay kids.  Story time.  Stop me if you’ve heard this one.  So there’s this shoe startup.  This is way back in the day.  Like a hundred years ago.  Right?

And, naturally, they wanna sell more shoes.  So the founder comes up with this great idea.

“Let’s expand into Africa.  They’ve got over a billion people there.”

So he preps his top two sales guys and sends ’em over to scope things out.

After a couple days, they both report back to bossman.

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Harrison Ford Profile

Harrison Ford quotes: the Star Wars and Indiana Jones actor shares his wisdom.

“I don’t want to be a movie star.  I want to be in movies that are stars.”

“All my friends were going off to be professionals, and I said I wanted to be an actor.”

“Acting is not about competing.  Acting is about cooperating.  Acting is about collaboration.  It’s about your utility, your usefulness, your capacity to add to the work that has already been done and will be done.  You’re just part of a team.  I never feel competitive about acting.”

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Liquor Lesson

If you’ve followed this website for any length of time, you know I like to study and learn from and swipe ideas from some random sources.  Like movies and rap music, for example.

Another one is… jokes.

You can learn so much about million dollar writing by reading and reverse-engineering jokes.

Like, here’s one I saw today – someone shared it on Facebook.  And I just thought the brevity and punchline was brilliant.  Check it out.

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Jerry Standup

Jerry Seinfeld quotes: memorable stuff from one of comedy’s best-ever, Mr. Jerry Seinfeld.

“You can be passionate about anything.”

“If I want a long, boring story with no point to it, I have my life.”

“Being funny is one of the ultimate weapons a person can have in human society.”

“It takes up enough of my time and interest just working on comedy.  I just enjoy it and love doing it.”

“To a guy like me, a laugh is full of information.”

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Underwood

Carrie Underwood quotes: country singer, songwriter, and actress Carrie Underwood’s best quotes from her writings, songs, and interviews.

“Thank God even crazy dreams come true.”

“I can’t believe this is happening to me.  The weirdest thing is it was just a dream, and now it’s actually real.  It’s hard to believe sometimes.”

“God put us here, on this carnival ride.  We close our eyes never knowing where it’ll take us next.”

“Sometimes that mountain you’ve been climbing is just a grain of sand, and what you’ve been up there searching for forever, is in your hands.  When you figure out love is all that matters after all, it sure makes everything else seem so small.”

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Sawyer News

Diane Sawyer quotes: one of the most recognizable American journalists ever shares her best stuff.

“The most fun is getting paid to learn things.”

“Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too.  Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it.”

“Do something you really love in the most adventurous place you can and make sure it helps other people.”

“Follow what you are genuinely passionate about and let that guide you to your destination.”

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Angelina

Angelina Jolie quotes: actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian Angelina Jolie talks about living free, making mistakes, having an impact, and much more.

“I will do the best I can with this life, to be of use.”

“Make bold choices and make mistakes.  It’s all those things that add up to the person you become.”

“If you’re going to spend two years of your life on something, it has to matter to you; you have to be passionate about it.”

“I like someone who is a little crazy but coming from a good place.  I think scars are sexy because it means you made a mistake that led to a mess.”

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