100 Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational quotes can be very motivating, self-empowering.

They can serve to drive you further in your career, help reset your personal vision, put you on the path to being better overall.

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The 100 Greatest Movie Quotes of All Time

We all know someone who can rattle off any movie quote, from any movie, at any time.

They’re the kind of guy that nobody really wants to hang out with… unless it’s Trivia Night at the local bar, and your normal “movie expert” is nowhere to be seen.

And then, wouldn’t you know it, Movie Quote Guy ends up winning the whole thing for you, which means that you are now obligated to invite them back to join you next week.


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Can you summarize your favorite movie in 140 characters?

Can you SUMMARIZE YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE in 140 characters or less?

That’s the challenge that the NEW YORKER presented to their readers the other day.  More specifically, especially as STAR WARS celebrates its 35th birthday, readers needed to summarize the plot to STAR WARS.

All submitted to Twitter (which is really the only way to run a meme like this), here’s a sampling of what readers came up with:

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Famous people who should have just shut up (Charlie Sheen? Not on this list.)

I Wish I Hadn't Said That: The Experts Speak - and Get it Wrong!
I Wish I Hadn’t Said That:
The Experts Speak – and Get it Wrong!

Sometimes, history will tell us, that our visionaries sometimes lack vision.

That’s what Christopher Cerf and Victor Navasky have to say in their book, I Wish I Hadn’t Said That: The Experts Speak – and Get it Wrong!  

In other words, just because you are super-smart and know what you’re talking about, it’s possible to blurt out your opinion on a topic and have that thrown back at you years later by people who want to point out how funny you sounded at the time. 

Let’s take a look at some examples:

  • Lee deForest, the inventor of the vacuum tube, said that “To place a man in a multi-stage rocket and project him into the controlling gravitational field of the moon where the passengers can make scientific observations, perhaps land alive, and then return to earth–all that constitutes a wild dream worthy of Jules Verne. I am bold enough to say that such a man-made voyage will never occur regardless of all future advances.”
  • Kenneth Olsen, founder of Digital Computer Corp: “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in their home”
  • Advice given to Henry Ford’s lawyer: “The horse is here to stay, but the automobile is only a novelty – a fad.”