Archive for the ‘Quotes’ Category

“If at first you don’t succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.” ― Steven Wright

February 22, 2017

https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/181771.Steven_Wright

Heard this quip on a podcast this morning, but on the podcast a British lawyer attributed the joke to Ricky Gervais.

“Always treat people as if they’re in trouble, and you’ll be right most of the time!”

February 19, 2017

In context:

The demands of the hospital made Russell’s Church calling quite challenging. He was required to make numerous visits over long distances during his few free evenings, but with careful scheduling, he successfully made those visits.6 The spiritual welfare of a number of good men became his concern. One of these men was Wilbur W. Cox, whose wife, Nora, served as branch Relief Society president. Evenings in the Cox home were rewarding, and getting to know this good man and his gracious wife was an enriching experience for the Nelsons. It did not take long for Russell to detect the wonderful spirit in Wilbur, whom he learned to love. In later years, Brother Cox was called to serve as the first president of the Boston Stake.7 Elder Henry B. Eyring recalled the sage advice he received from President Cox as a young student attending Harvard: “Always treat people as if they’re in trouble, and you’ll be right most of the time!”8 Brother Cox subsequently served as a mission president and as president of the Manti Utah Temple. As one of the Twelve in 1985, Elder Nelson ordained Brother Cox to the office of patriarch.9

Condie, Spencer J.. Russell M. Nelson: Father, Surgeon, Apostle (Kindle Locations 1768 -1777). Deseret Book Company. Kindle Edition.

“I’ve been married 25 years…She’s put on seven pounds. I’ve put on basically a Backstreet Boy.” – Alvin Gentry, NBA coach

February 18, 2017

https://www.wsj.com/articles/anthony-davis-the-only-man-in-new-orleans-being-forced-to-eat-1487274842

“You don’t have to be crazy to work here. We train you.” – – sign seen in medical lab this morning

February 14, 2017

“The stories you tell about your past shape your future.”

February 11, 2017

Quoted on page 32 of You Can Write Your Family History by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack.

The quote is attributed to Eric Ransdell, a filmmaker (interviewed here), but an Internet search showed the quote is also attributed to Eric Russell, I assume the British science fiction writer?