QOTD May 25 2015

May 25th, 2015 on 13:25

David P. Mikkelson: “The power of illustrative anecdotes often lies not in how well they present reality, but in how well they reflect the core beliefs of their audience.”


QOTD May 24 2015

May 24th, 2015 on 16:45

Robert Bresson: “Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.”


QOTD May 23 2015

May 23rd, 2015 on 13:40

Robert Service: “Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things. It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out – it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.”


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QOTD May 22 2015

May 22nd, 2015 on 12:07

Epicurus: “The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.”


QOTD May 21 2015

May 21st, 2015 on 10:18

Hugh Macleod: “If you’re creative, if you can think independently, if you can articulate passion, if you can override the fear of being wrong, then your company needs you now more than it ever did. And now your company can no longer afford to pretend that isn’t the case.”


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QOTD May 20 2015

May 20th, 2015 on 08:58

Ann Richards: “There is a lot more to life than just struggling to make money.”


QOTD May 19 2015

May 19th, 2015 on 12:29

Indira Gandhi: “We must learn to be still in the midst of activity and to be vibrantly alive in repose.”


QOTD May 18 2015

May 18th, 2015 on 13:23

Colin Powell: “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”


QOTD May 17 2015

May 17th, 2015 on 22:16

Wilfred A. Peterson: “The secret of greatness is simple: do better work than any other man in your field – and keep on doing it.”


Gratulerer med dagen Norge!

May 17th, 2015 on 14:57

Today, May 17 (‘syttende mai’) Norway celebrates its Constitution; a nationwide party day, so GRATULERER MED DAGEN Norge (Congratulations Norway)!!

But, it is windy, rainy and just +4C (brrr!) so most of the needed/wanted ingredients for a great outdoor party are unfortunately somewhere else. :( Oh well, we will make the best out of it; we just came back from the traditional ‘barnetoget’ (Childrens’ Parade) in the village centre in which Misha and his kindergarten friends participated, and are about to go to Oslo for a traditional norwegian shrimp dinner in Cafe Amsterdam yummm.

As every year, it is really nice to see everyone dressed up (and holding a Norwegian flag in hand)…ha, the Vikings won’t be stopped by some shitty weather on their national day, woohoo! :)


QOTD May 16 2015

May 16th, 2015 on 10:19

Sir Winston Churchill: “Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, so far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb.”


QOTD May 15 2015

May 15th, 2015 on 11:42

Stephen Covey: “One of the most important ways to manifest integrity is to be loyal to those who are not present. In doing so, we build the trust of those who are present.”


QOTD May 14 2015

May 14th, 2015 on 13:10

Ingrid Bergman: “A kiss is a lovely trick, designed by nature, to stop words when speech becomes unnecessary.”


QOTD May 13 2015

May 13th, 2015 on 10:24

Jean Houston: “We all have the extraordinary coded within us, waiting to be released.”


QOTD May 12 2015

May 12th, 2015 on 10:32

Bernadette Peters: “You’ve got to be original, because if you’re like someone else, what do they need you for?”


QOTD May 11 2015

May 11th, 2015 on 09:47

Robert J. Sawyer: “Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.”


QOTD May 10 2015

May 10th, 2015 on 22:05

Martha Burgess: “Live up to your potential instead of imitating someone else’s.”


QOTD May 9 2015

May 9th, 2015 on 12:27

Catherine de Hueck: “With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.”

QOTD May 8 2015

May 8th, 2015 on 09:59

Julie A., M.A. Ross and Judy Corcoran: “If you continue to expend your energy trying to change things that don’t really matter in the long run or that are not within your sphere of influence, you’ll wind up exhausted and frustrated, with no positive results to show for your effort.”


QOTD May 7 2015

May 7th, 2015 on 10:55

Oliver Wendell Holmes: “Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.”