L'inspiration selon Paul Auster
"Tout n'est pas mauvais sur terre. Il y a de la bonté, des gens capables de se sacrifier pour les autres. Ce sont eux qui m'intéressent. Quand je vois de la brutalité à la télé ou dans les journaux, ça ne me fait pas pleurer. Je regarde ça plutôt avec des yeux d'acier. Ce qui me fait pleurer, c'est quand je vois quelqu'un qui exprime de la bonté, quand il se lève et ne se comporte pas comme un animal."
Le Génie de Théo Epstein, DG des Cubs de Chicago
"À la fin de chaque saison, Theo Esptein demande à chacun de ses recruteurs de lui remettre une liste de joueurs qui ne brillent pas à la hauteur de leur potentiel au sein des autres organisations du baseball majeur. Et il leur demande d'expliquer pourquoi. Problèmes familiaux? Mésentente avec le gérant? Maladie?"
Conor McGregor's Focus After His Defeat to Nate Diaz
“But I need to focus on me now.
I'm coming for my revenge here.
I flew an entire team to Portugal and to Iceland to make my adjustments in preparation and fix my errors I made with the weight and the cardio prep.
With the right adjustments and the right focus, I will finish what I started in that last fight.
I will not do this if I am back on the road handing out flyers again.
I will always play the game and play it better than anybody, but just for this one, where I am coming off a loss, I asked for some leeway where I can just train and focus. I did not shut down all media requests. I simply wanted a slight adjustment.
But it was denied.
There had been 10 million dollars allocated for the promotion of this event is what they told me.
So as a gesture of good will, I went and not only saved that 10 million dollars in promotion money, I then went and tripled it for them.
And all with one tweet.
Keep that 10 mill to promote the other bums that need it. My shows are good.
I must isolate myself now.”
Bushido, The Samurai Way
"The military-nobility caste known as samurai — roughly meaning “those who serve” — emerged in medieval Japan as provincial warriors, and rose to control the country in the 12th century.
As the enforcement arm of the ruling shogunate, the samurai were elevated to a position of privilege.
Samurai followed a code of honor called bushido, informed by Confucianism and Zen Buddhism. Bushido emphasized martial fearlessness, discipline and loyalty, as well as general kindness.
The samurai class was dissolved, but bushido survived as the national moral code of the new Japan."
Doug Gilmour: Letter to My Younger Self
"Too small? F— you."
How to Survive the NFL Combine
"Your relationship with failure will be very important"
Attitude is destiny
"One of the central elements of resilience, Bonanno has found, is perception: Do you conceptualize an event as traumatic, or as an opportunity to learn and grow?"