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July 24, 2008
And I Quote…
It’s summer so I thought of quotes worth sharing. I hope they bring you something. I don't know where, but she sends me there.
-Brian Wilson [crazy mad genius]
Something not understood is not the same as something wrong.
-Anatoli Rybakov
There are no problems, only solutions.
-John Lennon [rest his soul]
A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.
-Thomas Jefferson [a staunch believer in all things "his way"]
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those of us who only dream by night.
-Edgar Allen Poe [quite a bizarre life of day/night dreams - and in NY no less]
If you decide to run with the ball, count on fumbling and getting the shit knocked out you, but never forget how much fun it is to run with the ball.
-Jimmy Buffett [can't listen to him but sure can consider him]
It is better to burn out than to fade away.
-Neil Young [who has an asteroid named after him; go figure]
It is easier to repent than obtain permission.
-Col. Stan Bailey, USAF [my credo, incidentally]
Regulation and doctrine provide convenient hiding places for the timid and unimaginative.
-Harold Cole
A man who is good for anything ought not to calculate the chance of living or dying; he ought only to consider whether he is doing right or wrong.
-John Steinbeck [JS knows how to de-complicate anything]
Human action is the result of human choice, life is choice and choice is willful.
-James G. March
Time is a scarce resource. If you want to know what a man truly loves, observe how he spends his time.
-Aaron Wildavsky
A wise prince seeks advice continually, but when it suits him and not when it suits somebody else.
-Machiavelli [our favorite Master of the Universe]
Stop blaming the box!
-David Zach
Instruction manuals are evidence of design flaws.
-Don Norman
Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
-Robert A. Heinlein [sci-fi, my ass]
Help ... send lawyers, guns and money.
-Warren Zevon [the great and much missed]
The future of the book is the blurb.
-Marshall [medium] McLuhan

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Richard Laermer is CEO of New York's RLM pr, representing, among others, e-Miles, Epic Advertising, Yodlee, Revolution Money, Group Commerce, Smith & Nephew, and HotChalk. He was host of TLC's cult program Taking Care of Business and speaks on trends and marketing for corporate groups. You can read Laermer on The Huffington Post and on the mischievous but all-too-necessary Bad Pitch Blog. For more like this, follow him on @laermer.

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