Brian's Quotes

Definition of hell

Someone once told me the definition of hell: The last day you have on Earth the person you became will meet the person you could have become.

Excellence is a habit

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit!

Cynics as frustrated idealists

Scratch the surface of most cynics and you find a frustrated idealist — someone who made the mistake of converting his ideals into expectations.

Boldly go

If you follow the crowd, you will likely get no further than the crowd. If you walk alone, you're likely to end up in places no one has ever been before. Being an achiever is not without its difficulties, for peculiarity breeds contempt. The unfortunate thing about being ahead of your time is that when people finally realize you were right, they'll simply say it was obvious to everyone all along. You have two choices in life. You can dissolve into the main stream, or you can choose to become an achiever and be distinct. To be distinct, you must be different.

No measure of health

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.


Quantum physics thus reveals a basic oneness of the universe.

Cosmos in Chaos

In all chaos there is a cosmos, in all disorder a secret order.

Kindle a Light

As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being.

Accept oneself

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.

Understanding ourselves

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

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