Ron Jacobson

"[Judaism] is a religion, and it is a peoplehood, and it is a civilization, and it is a faith, and it is a memory; it is a world of thought and of spirit and of action and it cannot be restrictively defined" -- Abba Eban

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life. All that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about." -- Albert Einstein

"I swear to you, gentlemen, that to be overly conscious is a sickness, a real, thorough sickness" -- Notes from the Underground (Dostoyevsky)

"In going where you have to go, and doing what you have to do, and seeing what you have to see, you dull and blunt the instrument you write with. But I would rather have it bent and dulled and know I had to put it on the grindstone again and hammer it into shape and put a whetstone to it, and know that I had something to write about, than to have it bright and shining and nothing to say, or smooth and well oiled in the closet, but unused." -- Ernest Hemingway

"Mr. President, we must not allow a mine shaft gap!" -- Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

"Every customer interaction is a marketing opportunity. If you go above and beyond on the customer service side, people are much more likely to recommend you." -- Stewart Butterfield

"He who is not busy being born is busy dying" -- Bob Dylan

"Get action. Do things. Be sane. Don't fritter away your time. Create, act, take a place wherever you are and be somebody. Get action." -- Theodore Roosevelt

"I wish to preach, not the doctrine of ignoble ease, but the doctrine of the strenuous life. The life of toil and effort, of labor gold strife; to preach that highest form of success which comes, not to the man who desires mere easy peace, but to the man who does not shrink from danger, from hardship or from bitter toil, and who out of these wins the splendid ultimate triumph." -- Theodore Roosevelt

"Already I missed not working and I felt the death loneliness that comes at the end of every day that is wasted in your life." -- Hemingway