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" You know what's better than building things up in your imagination? Building things up in real life. "
" We often learn the hard way that our world is ruled by external factors. We don't always get what is rightfully ours, even if we've earned it. "
" One of the ironies of being with someone you really love for a long time is becoming completely incapable of handling stressful or difficult things by yourself. "
" The problem with a lot of marketing advice is that the examples they use are not exactly typical. It's hard for businesses, particularly smaller businesses, to relate to the bold innovations of companies like Apple or Tesla. "
" Life is hard, but we make it much harder. "
" We only have so much energy for our work, for our relationships, for ourselves. A smart person understands this and guards it carefully. Meanwhile, idiots focus on marginal productivity hacks and gains while they leak out energy each passing day. "
" Reddit is like any democratic form of government - unless carefully guarded by its leaders and members, its trusts and privileges can be and often are abused. "
" It's your job to find a release and an outlet for the stress and the feelings. Never forget: the crazy stays at home. "
" My parents disagreed sharply with me over the decision to leave school. "
" The risks of speaking extemporaneously are apparent the first time you wing it and promptly put your foot in your mouth. "
" Here's the thing I've learned about ideas: It's your job to have them. "
" If it comes as a constant surprise each and every time something unexpected occurs, you're not only going to be miserable whenever you attempt something big, you're going to have a much harder time accepting it and moving on to attempts two, three, and four. "
" There has to be something about your business that gets you excited. Otherwise, you probably wouldn't have spent your precious - irreplaceable - time on it. "
" Bloggers are lazy and greedy. "
" Public relations and marketing are something companies do to move product. It is not meaningful. It is not cool. Yet because it is cheap, easy, and lucrative to cover, blogs want to convince you that it is. "
" The reality is that the economic situation for millennials is not a good one. "
" I took the 'Seinfeld' tour of New York once - and if I think about it too hard, my brain explodes. "
" We want things to go perfectly, so we naturally tell ourselves that we'll get started once the conditions are right or once we have our bearings, when, really, it would be better to focus on making do with how things actually are. "
" In 2007, I went to work in Beverly Hills as an intern at The Collective, a talent management agency. I'd been scouted for the job because of a blog I'd started in college and because the blogger-turned-author I worked for, Tucker Max, was producing a project with the company. "
" When I lived in Louisiana, 'Django Unchained' was shot at my neighbor's house. They shot a Sly Stallone movie in my gym. "
" If you need to fudge the facts a little bit to make your narrative work, there is nothing anyone can do to stop you. "
" In every job and position, there are valuable lessons to be learned. Even in a nasty, abusive, toxic workplace, you're being taught precisely how not to run an organization. "
" Perfectionism rarely begets perfection, or satisfaction - only disappointment. "
" Anyone who faults Romney or Obama or any public figure for demanding quote approval is missing the point. The journalists were no abused weaklings here. They made a bargain for access to these newsworthy figures that they thought was in their favor - they're only complaining because they got caught. "
" Work hard, take it seriously, embrace your ambition. And when you're not doing that, do something - whatever it happens to be - that taps into the part of you that makes you forget about all the rest of it. "
" If you're shameless enough, you can sell anything. "
" In June 2007, I finished up school for the year. I didn't know it at the time, but I was done with college forever. By the end of the summer, I had dropped out and would not return. "
" If the media is a farce, why should you be the only one stuck with rules and restrictions? "
" The essential idea of Stoicism in my interpretation is, you don't control the world around you, you control how you respond. At 19, that's very empowering. "
" No matter how commonplace or dull your first job's duties seem, chances are you can find something to do that others don't want to and make it your own. "
" The primary occupational hazard of blogging is this: it's easier when you yourself take on some of the traits of insanity. It's a job that requires the doer to be selfish, self-absorbed, and superficial. "