1/10/2008

Esquire's What I've Learned...

I picked up this issue of Esquire before I got on the plane back to San Diego. One of the things that I love about Esquire is their occasional feature, "What I've Learned", where they interview celebrities about what they've learned from life. This particular issue had a collection of various "What I've Learned's" from the past ten years.

Here's a few of my favorites...

  • "What you are thinking about, you are becoming." -Muhammad Ali

  • "Positive thinking is a good attitude to have. But positive thinking without any skills is a load of crap." -Conrad Dobler

  • "Steal with your eyes, not with your hands." -Antonio Pierro

  • "Like the person you love. That's how you have a long marriage." -Buck O'neil

  • "Tell the truth. Sing with passion. Work with laughter. Love with heart. 'Cause that's all that matters in the end." -Kris Kristofferson

  • "Laughing juries don't convict." -F. Lee Bailey

  • "You could never give your mother as much as she gave you." -Mel Brooks

  • "What good is being the best if it brings our the worst in you." -Rodney Dangerfield

  • "Money doesn't make people happy. People make people happy." -Steve Wynn

  • "Going through tough times is a wonderful thing, and everybody should try it. Once." -Donald Trump

  • "Hire people who will treat the switchboard operator as friendly as they'll treat the managing director." -Richard Branson

  • "One of the most beneficial things I've ever learned is how to keep my mouth shut." -Eric Clapton

  • "If you don't go, you'll never know." -Robert De Niro

  • "I can tell a young person where the mines are, but he's probably going to have to step on them anyway." -Burt Reynolds
  • 1 comment:

    David Hughes said...

    these are pretty cool. it almost makes me think celebrities are real people.

    I think if I had to choose one I would go with the Richard Branson quote.