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Life is what you make of the chances you are given

Following up on the magical quote from Alice in the movie Closer, on a bigger scale, this is why I believe that life is what you make of the chances you are given. You need a lot of luck, but given that context it asks for discipline to make the right choices. The dark side can be tempting as Yoda already new:
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Mamihlapinatapai

Mamihlapinatapai is a word from the Tierra del Fuegans which stands for: “looking into each other’s eyes, each hoping that the other will initiate what both want to do but neither chooses to commence”.
From p.125, Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream, 2007, Jennifer Ackerman.

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Life is the ultimate work of art

Tagline Vicky Cristina Barcelona:
Life is the ultimate work of art

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What you see is what you will never get :P

“what you see is what you will never get :P”

by “Eefke” on her personal homepage at myspace.

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It’s not about the goal, it’s about the road towards it

It’s not about the goal, it’s about the road towards it.

Johann Olav Koss, from “De weg naar het licht” by Marnix ten Kortenaar.

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Kies je ouders wijs!

Tot 80% (!) van de grootte van aanpassing aan trainingsstimuli en prestatie kunnen worden toegeschreven aan genetische factoren. Dus als wielrenner die op hoog niveau wil presteren doe je er verstandig aan je ouders wijs te kiezen!

uit: Training en periodisering – Albert Smit –

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you must be a stranger to one of your parents

“An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth. From this day you must be a stranger to one of your parents. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do.”

Mr. Bennet in “Pride and Prejudice” when he is forced to tell Elisabeth the truth about marrying mr. Collins by his wife, mrs. Bennet.

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Beleid maken is…

Beleid maken is niets anders dan het nemen van beslissingen

by Anton Ruiter

English:

making policy is nothing but making decisions