Tip of the tongue for Week 9

Thursday 10 March 2011, 12.14am HKT

Overheard or read for the week of 28 Feb–06 March 2011.

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“What do you do when people think they know better what’s best for you than you do?!”

(via lina writes)

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“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.”
— Hilary “Zig” Ziglar, American author and motivational speaker (b. 1926)

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“The shell must break before the bird can fly.” — Alfred Tennyson

(hat tip to Sally Gilchrest-Unrau, 02/3)

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‘We live in a culture where pushing beyond our limits and almost killing ourselves at our own expense and that of those who love us has become heroic. What a crock!’ The passage also talks about how challenging ourselves is perfectly respectful of ourselves. That there is a difference between challenging ourselves and pushing ourselves so far that we’ve reached the end of our rope (and may, in fact, be hanging on by only a thread).”

(hat tip to Another Day, Another Face, 02/3)

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microwave mentality (n)
Having the attitude that if something can’t be done in 5 minutes or less, it’s not worth doing.

(via Urban Dictionary, 04/3)

© The Naked Listener’s Weblog, 2011.

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