Who on Earth is Marty Rubin?

Self-titled aphorist, philosopher bum and happiness freak Marty Rubin is known for his witty aphorisms that build a bridge between philosophy and poetry. He likes to describe himself as an iconoclast with nihilistic tendencies. He is the author of the book Boiled Frog Syndrome.

Books by Marty Rubin

Quotes by Marty Rubin

“A belief in violets isn't necessary for violets to exist.”

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“A blackbird doesn't change its tune to suit the times.”

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“A fool who cursed the sun was surprised to see it still shining.”

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“A new theory doesn't change the way things actually happen.”

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“A pessimist is someone who has forgotten the joy of beginning.”

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“All children are born rebels and explorers until they're taught to sit still and obey.”

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“All our prayers can't keep a single leaf from falling.”

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“An echo has no voice of its own.”

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“Any place is a good place to begin.”

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“As long as you can ignore a problem, it is not a problem.”

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“Behind every mask there is a face, and behind that a story.”

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“Better to find one thing to live for than a thousand things to be against.”

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“Beware of becoming a pawn in your own game.”

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“Calling the cat stupid never made the mice wise.”

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“Digging, one finds more rocks than gold.”

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“Diseases are not cured by giving them a name.”

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“Don't stare out the window; run through the fields.”

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“Dreams were the first movies.”

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“Eternity: the length of a life.”

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“Every language has its own word for the sun, but the sun is always the same.”

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“Everyone has the right to play their cards their own way.”

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“Everyone I meet wants to give me directions, but I'm not lost.”

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“Expectations have no effect on the harvest.”

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“Freedom began on the day the first sheep wandered away from the herd.”

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“Giving alms to the rich is a luxury no beggar can afford.”

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“Here's what I've learned: there's more than one way to live.”

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“Herring today is better than catfish tomorrow.”

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“How many deaths before the real one?”

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“How wonderful life is! How sad to squander it in bitterness, self-loathing and hate!”

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“I don't want to be the one who says life is beautiful. I want to be the one who feels it.”

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“Ideas stand in the corner and laugh while we fight over them.”

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“If a circle shuts you out, draw a circle around it.”

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“If you think happiness is a rare bird you won't see much of it.”

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“If your work is stressful, it's not your work.”

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“In new surroundings, one grows new eyes.”

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“In spring, the snow must go; in fall, the leaves can't stay.”

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“It takes a long time to learn how to do something simple.”

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“Lessons are learned, not taught.”

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“Lice don't seem so small when they get in your hair.”

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“Morality is what the queen expects from the hive, not from herself.”

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“More sailors have drowned in words than in the sea.”

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“Never do anything for money you wouldn't do for free.”

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“Never say yes to anything you can't say no to.”

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“No one plants rosebushes for the thorns.”

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“One can always find a quote to justify anything.”

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“One is never wounded by the love one gives, only by the love one expects.”

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“Only the blank page needs no editing.”

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“Philosophers tell you what they think. Artists show you.”

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“Pretending is one of our greatest pleasures. But you have to know you're pretending.”

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“Real dishes break. That's how you know they're real.”

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“Reinvent yourself. Don't let your past weigh you down.”

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“Revenge is starting a fire you can't control.”

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“Society demands not conformity, but the appearance of conformity. That's the reason for hypocrisy.”

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“Some people have such good taste they can't enjoy anything.”

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“The beauty of this day doesn't depend on its lasting forever.”

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“The day you lose your sense of wonder is the day you grow old.”

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“The deep roots never doubt spring will come.”

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“The fenced-in dog barks at the one running free.”

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“The flea that doubts doesn't jump nearly as high.”

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“The fox loves to hide. But when his prey hides, he calls it cowardice.”

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“The hammer never complains of the noise.”

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“The last goose in the column is flying just as high.”

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“The mark of the coward is that he attacks the vulnerable.”

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“The more diseases you know about the sicker you are.”

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“The mouse that fears the trap has already been trapped.”

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“The pain you hide leaves the deepest scars.”

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“The people who enlighten us are the ones who tell us their secrets.”

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“The real plague is willful ignorance and education can't cure that.”

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“The story of the tree is written on every leaf.”

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“The thought of death destroys some people and saves others.”

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“The wise oyster stays in its shell.”

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“The writer provides the text; the reader, the meaning.”

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“The writer who's afraid to contradict himself will never write anything.”

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“There is music the moment you start listening.”

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“There is music you never hear unless you play it yourself.”

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“There should be a law against doing work one doesn't like or believe in.”

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“Time does not pass, it continues.”

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“To stay sane in a mad world is the real victory.”

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“Today is the day you've been waiting for.”

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“Travel doesn't become adventure until you leave yourself behind.”

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“Trust opens the door that pain had sealed shut.”

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“Truth is an outlaw in every country.”

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“Truth is what's left when you run out of excuses.”

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“We reach the end of our lives long before we reach the end of ourselves.”

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“We waste this life dreaming of another.”

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“We're all stumbling in the dark, and that makes for some pretty interesting collisions.”

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“What bends, can break.”

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“What doesn't kill us makes a good story.”

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“What joy compares with that of a bird that has just learned she can fly?”

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“What would beauty be if the whole world were blind?”

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“What you do to kill time is your real work.”

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“When a thing becomes indispensable it's time to give it up.”

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“When people don't do what they want, they don't know what to do.”

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“When you enjoy a thought or activity, it's irrelevant whether it's meaningful or not.”

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“When you have no expectations, they're easy to fulfill.”

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“Wisdom is knowing when you have enough.”

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“You are free to create your own way of being. There are no rules.”

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“You can always count on God to do nothing.”

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“You can curse the wind, but you can't keep the leaves from falling.”

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“You can spit on a rose, but it's still a rose.”

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