January 17, 2009 at 3:38 PM
"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."
Neale Donald Walsch
(don't really know who this guy is.... but I like the quote!) ;-)
One person who said that to me was one of the top U,S, Ski Team coaches. I used to give him passes on TWA, he used them for charity work. In exchange he would help my wife and me with our skiing when we lived in Colorado. When he worked with me he would always take me outside my comfort zone saying "if you ever accidentally found yourself going this fast down a hill this steep it's now no big deal, you've been here many times before." Couldn't that phrase also apply to violin playing?
I believe it was Teddy Roosevelt who said something similar to the effect of "Show me someone who has never made a mistake, and I will show you someone who has never lived." It is hard to quarrel with the truth of these thoughts.
Great quotes. I love a good quote. Here are a few more:
"Sacred cows make the best hamburger." - Mark Twain
John Paul Getty's 3 rules for success: "1) Rise early. 2) Work late. 3) Strike oil."
"If everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane." - Anonymous
"Clear thinking requires courage rather than intelligence." - Dr. Thomas Szasz
"We are all of us stars, and we all deserve to twinkle." - Marilyn Monroe
"All those who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand." - Henny Youngman
Neale Donald Walsch is the man who wrote the "Conversations with God" books, and one famously plagiarized article. His life has been a rather interesting series of ups and downs (mostly downs, unfortunately).
Nice quote, all the same.
I'll have to read the wikipedia bio. Thanks! And thank you for all of the quotes! :-)
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