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Happy

He looks about as happy as a penguin in a microwave.   Sid Waddell

Sid Waddell (10 August 1940 – 11 August 2012) was an English sports commentator and television personality. He was nicknamed the ‘Voice of Darts’ due to his fame as a darts commentator, and worked for GranadaYorkshireBBC, and Sky Sports television broadcasters. Due to his joke telling skills he was also nicknamed the Thief of Bad Gags, firstly by Dave Lanning. He was nominated for two prestigious awards for his work, and published several books.

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Flirting

One of the best parts of growing older? You can flirt all you like since you’ve become harmless.   Liz Smith

Elizabeth Gleadle MBE (11 December 1921 – 24 December 2016), known by the stage name Liz Smith, was an English character actress, known for her roles in BBC sitcoms, including as Annie Brandon in I Didn’t Know You Cared (1975–79), Bette and Aunt Belle in 2point4 Children (1991–99), Letitia Cropley in The Vicar of Dibley (1994–96), and Norma Speakman (“Nana”) in The Royle Family (1998–2006). She also played Zillah in Lark Rise to Candleford (2008), and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the 1984 film A Private Function.

 

 

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Confident

My theory is that if you look confident you can pull off anything – even if you have no clue what you’re doing.   Jessica Alba

Jessica Marie Alba ( born April 28, 1981) is an American actress and businesswoman.  She began her television and movie appearances at age 13 in Camp Nowhere and The Secret World of Alex Mack (1994), but rose to prominence at 19 years old as lead actress in the television series Dark Angel (2000–2002), for which she received a Golden Globe nomination.

She later appeared in Honey (2003), Sin CityFantastic FourInto the Blue (2005), Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer and Good Luck Chuck (2007).[9] Alba has won various awards for her acting, including the Choice Actress Teen Choice Award and Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television, and has co-founded The Honest Company, a consumer goods company that sells baby, personal and household products.

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Action

The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort,

any sort rather than no sort.     Plato

Plato (428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece and the founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. He is widely considered the most pivotal figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition. Unlike nearly all of his philosophical contemporaries, Plato’s entire work is believed to have survived intact for over 2,400 years.

 

Whether they knew it or not these men were echoing Plato.

Don’t mistake activity with achievement.  ― John Wooden

Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps  moving but does not make any progress.   ― Alfred A. Montapert

 

 

301 Moved Permanently

 

 

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Immortality

Susan Ertz (Author of Madame Claire)

Millions long for immortality who don’t know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.  Susan Ertz

Susan Ertz (13 February 1887 – 11 April 1985) was an Anglo-American writer, known for her “sentimental tales of genteel life in the country.” She was born in Walton-on-ThamesSurrey, England to American parents Charles and Mary Ertz. She moved back and forth between both countries during her childhood but chose to live in England when she was 18. She married British Army soldier, Major John Ronald McCrindle in London in 1932.

 

 

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Robots

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We’re fascinated with robots because they are reflections of ourselves.    Ken Goldberg

Kenneth Y. Goldberg (born 1961) is an American artist, writer, inventor, and researcher in the field of robotics and automation. He is Professor and Chair, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Dept at UC Berkeley with joint appointments in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), Art Practice, and the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley Goldberg also holds an appointment in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of California, San Francisco.

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Reputation

 

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.   Henry Ford

Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 to April 7, 1947) was an American automobile manufacturer who created the Ford Model T car in 1908 and went on to develop the assembly line mode of production, which revolutionized the industry. As a result, Ford sold millions of cars and became a world-famous company head. The company lost its market dominance but had a lasting impact on other technological development and U.S. infrastructure. Today Henry Ford is credited for helping to build America’s economy during the nation’s vulnerable early years and is considered one of America’s leading businessmen.