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Quotes by Scott Adams
“Accept that some days you are the pigeon and some days you are the statue.”
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.”
“Decisions are made by people who have time, not people who have talent.”
“Everybody is somebody's else's weirdo.”
“Happiness has more to do with where you are heading than where you are.”
“I'm pretty good at drawing, but not the best. I'm pretty good at writing, but not the best. I'm pretty funny, but not the best, and I'm pretty good at business, but not the best. But I'm probably the best at the combination.”
“If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?”
“If you want success, figure out the price, then pay it. It sounds trivial and obvious, but if you unpack the idea it has extraordinary power.”
“If you want to be successful, find out what the price is and then pay it.”
“If you’re going to create, create a lot. Creativity is not like playing the slot machines, where failure to win means you go home broke. With creativity, if you don’t win, you’re usually no worse off than if you hadn’t played.”
“Losers have goals. Winners have systems.”
“My combined mediocre skills are worth far more than the sum of the parts. If you think extraordinary talent and a maniacal pursuit of excellence are necessary for success, I say that’s just one approach, and probably the hardest. When it comes to skills, quantity often beats quality.”
“Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational
things in the pursuit of phenomenally unlikely payoffs. This is the
principle behind lotteries, dating, and religion.”
“Nothing inspires forgiveness quite like revenge.”
“Of the big five factors in happiness - flexible schedule, imagination, diet, exercise and sleep - my pick for the most important is exercise.”
“Once you believe that all people are inherently irrational, your life gets a lot better.”
“The first time you see something that you have never seen before, you almost always know right away if you should eat it or run away from it.”
“The happiness formula:
Get enough sleep.
Imagine an incredible future (even if you don’t believe it).
Work toward a flexible schedule.
Do things you can steadily improve at.
Help others (if you’ve already helped yourself).
Reduce daily decisions to routine.”
“You're thinking I'm one of those wise-ass California vegetarians who is going to tell you that eating a few strips of bacon is bad for your health. I'm not. I say its a free country and you should be able to kill yourself at any rate you choose, as long as your cold dead body is not blocking my driveway.”
“Your inability to see other possibilities and your lack of vocabulary
are your brain’s limits, not the universe’s.”