Memorizing Quotes

Memorising quotes:

  • Makes you sound smarter and more cultured
  • Gives you easy and immediate access to nuggets of pithy wisdom

One of my favourite uses of quotes is to stop bad habits.

Step 1: Make a list of all your bad habits.

Step 2: Make a list of quotes (at least 5) that deal with those bad habits.

Step 3: Memorise those quotes.

Step 4: The next time you catch yourself committing one of these bad habits, recite one of the quotes to yourself.

My List:

When I procrastinate:

  • How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. –Anne Dillard

When I try to half-ass things:

  • Do or do not. There is no try. –Master Yoda

When I decide to skip events:

  • Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen

When I decide to not do something:

  • You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky
  • “Courage is not the absence of fear, rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.”- Ambrose Redmoon, Writer
  • Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. —Henry Ford
  • A ship in a harbour is safe. But that’s not what ships are built for. –John Augustus Shedd
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