Words of Wisdom : Y

Yes, I do see what you mean, but I donít necessarily disagree.
Yesterday's miracle is today's intolerable condition.
Yogi: Baseball is 90 per cent mental. The other half is physical.
Yogi: What time is it? You mean now?
You aim for the palace and get drowned in the sewer.
You always know. Itís just a question of what you admit to yourself.
You always push away that which you want to come closest.
You are never beaten until you think you are.
You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed.
You belong to a small, select group of confused people.
You came to the melting pot and melted.
You can be sincere and still be stupid.
You can do anything you want, but you can't do everything you want.
You can explain things to people, but you can't understand for them.
You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely.
You can have many different jobs and still be lazy.
You can have too much of a good thing.
You can lead a horticulture, but you can't make her think.
You can make a killing but you canít make a living. (In the Theatre)
You can never jump higher than your behind.
You can never plan the future by the past.
You can observe a lot just by watchiní.
You can only tie so many tin cans around the ankles of dreamers before they run their batteries down.
You can pretend to be serious but you canít pretend to be funny.
You can put steak sauce on a hot dog, but it's still a weenie.
You can rise above many things but the law of gravity still applies.
You can sometimes fool the fans, but you can never fool the players.
You can surrender authenticity as an idea without giving up on sincerity as an emotion.
You can teach technology but you can teach talent.
You can teach television, you canít teach curiosity.
You can tell that a marriage is on the rocks when they speak to each other rationally.
You can transform something important into something urgent, if you wait long enough.
You can watch the sun struggle into place. You will be grateful for the silent glory of that sight, as the sun, at once enlarging and moving further away, becomes the sky it enlightens. I am thinking, of course, of you.
You cannot "be" evil. The element of evil is dormant. Evil manifests itself in action. Power and control are the active ingredients that bring evil awake.
You cannot create experience. You must undergo it.
You cannot pay respect to the dead at the expense of the living.
You can't add value unless you have values.
You can't "ape" your way to excellence.
You canít beat something with nothing.
You can't build a reputation on what you're going to do.
You canít change the physics of time.
You can't climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.
You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
You can't dance at every wedding; you can't kiss every pretty girl.
You canít expect people to be something theyíre not.
You can't fall off the floor.
You canít fool others if youíre fooling yourself.
You can't give a child what you weren't given yourself.
You can't have a better tomorrow if you spend all day thinking about yesterday.
You canít have everything. Where would you put it?
You canít keep a bad shrimp down.
You can't lead a charge from the rear.
You canít make a living, you can only get rich.
You can't overcommunicate.
You canít pile enough good people together to make a great one.
You can't play poker until you get to the table.
You can't plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
You can't polish a turd.
You can't pray a lie.
You can't put new wine in old bottles.
You can't run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.
You can't save your way to success.
You can't sell anything sitting on your ass.
You canít shoot the deal.
You can't solve the problem with the same people who created it.
You canít steal second with one foot on first.
You can't stuff a genie back in the bottle.
You can't talk yourself out of problems you behave yourself into.
You can't teach a bird how to fly. You love it. You feed it. And one day it does what it wants to do.
You can't teach height.
You can't tell how deep a puddle is until you step into it.
You canít tell which way the train went by looking at the tracks.
You can't water last year's crops.
You can't win a race with your mouth.
You could have been talking to a wrench.
You couldn't afford me.
You deliberately raise the ante of effort and concentration in order, as it were, to clear your mind of trivialities.
You do the best you can, and if youíre lucky, you take some perfect pictures with you.
You do what you can for as long as you can, and when you finally can't, you do the next best thing. You back up, but you don't give up.
You do what you gotta do.
You do what you have to do.
You donít always choose what you do. Sometimes what you do chooses you.
You don't get fired for making mistakes. You get fired for trying to hide them.
You don't get something for nothing.
You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live.
You don't have to be big to be great.
You don't have to be cruel to be tough.
You donít have to be ugly to be dumb.
You don't have to have a lot of velocity. Control is what it's all about. You have to focus on what you want to hit. Single-mindedness is the only way to go about your work.
You don't have to know everything, you just need to know how to find it.
You don't know how, you don't know when, but you do know that somehow the ball is going to squirt through his legs.
You donít know what youíre capable of until you have children.
You donít know where youíre going, but you know you wonít be back.
You donít see something until you have the right metaphor to let you perceive it.
You donít shoot a man whoís committing suicide.
You don't talk about it, you just do it.
You donít want to be the "bad" in anybodyís day.
You earn the right to do things the way you want to do them.
You eat what you kill.
You either give up or get up.
You either lead by example, or you donít lead at all.
You gave yourself an out.
You get the face you deserve.
You get what you get when you go for it.
You get what you give.
You get your learnin' from your burnin'.
You go from eating poorly to losing your appetite.
You gotta wanna.
You have decided that the only way to become somebody in this country is first to become no one at all.
You have to be very careful about acquiring objects because they come to possess you.
You have to believe in happiness or happiness never comes.
You have to design and build your strategy into your product.
You have to listen to the little man inside you.
You know every day that you're alive.
You know, that hooker really likes me.
You live life looking forward, you understand life looking backward.
You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
You may not be able to control the wind, but you can always adjust your sails.
You may not win them over but, if you hang around long enough, youíll wear them out.
You might as well put your balls in her teeth.
You move toward and become the image of yourself which you hold uppermost in your mind.
You must either conquer and rule or lose and serve, suffer or triumph, and be the anvil or the hammer.
You must have long-range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short-range failures.
You must have one grand passion.
You must know where you stop and the world begins.
You must learn from the mistakes of others. You canít possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.
You must live on the offensive.
You need to understand something before you can change it. But if you know it too well, you might not see how to transform it.
You never conquer a mountain. Mountains can't be conquered. You conquer yourself - your hopes and your fears.
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.
You never know when youíre making a memory.
You never know who's going to bring you your future.
You never know whoís swimming naked until the tide goes out.
You never learn anything by talking.
You never learn things the way you want to.
You only get one good dog in a life.
You ought to have more dreams than memories.
You ought to take the bull between the teeth.
You owe the world not the other way around.
You paint for yourself first, then for your friends, and then for the people you would like to know.
You play basketball against yourself; your opponent is your potential.
You play like you practice.
You remind me of an ant crawling up the hind leg of an elephant with rape on his mind.
You see, the wonderful thing about Balanchine is you never notice the exits: the patterns continue.
You shall have joy, or you shall have power, said God; you shall not have both.
You should never agree to surrender your dreams.
You should never say "no" to a gift from a child.
You should never stand between your enemy and a firing squad.
You spend your whole life learning and then you die.
You started but you didnít up.
You think you understand the situation, but what you don't understand is that the situation just changed.
You train your dog, you educate your people.
You try to give them the advantages you never had and what they want is the life you had.
You understand the finiteness of life and you understand that every choice entails making some other choice.
You will always be surrounded by comfort. But you wonít always be comfortable.
You will always find those who think they know your duty better than you know it.
You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as your dominant aspiration.
You will go away with old, good friends. Don't forget when you leave why you came.
You will have it when you need it. It's your character.
You will never stub your toe standing still. The faster you go, the more chance there is of stubbing your toe, but the more chance you have of getting somewhere.
You wonít win at the negotiating table what you canít win on the battlefield.
You would never imagine a future without them.
You wouldn't know a good story if it was tattooed on the end of your prick.
You write a hit play the same way you write a flop.
You write what you see.
You'll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Youíll be older, too. And, if you say the word, I could stay with you.
You'll never have all the information you need to make a decision-if you did, it would be a foregone conclusion, not a decision.
You'll never really know what happiness is unless you've got something to compare it to.
You'll see it when you believe it.
"Young people wore out early Ė they were hard and languid. The city was bloated, glutted, stupid with cakes and circuses, and a new expression, ĎO yeah?í summed up all the enthusiasms."
Your actions are pointless if no one notices.
Your attitude determines your altitude.
Your best teacher is your last mistake.
Your days are short here; this is the last of your springs. And now in the serenity and quiet of this lovely place, touch the depths of truth, feel the hem of heaven.
Your ears will never get you in trouble.
Your family is a much more important extension of yourself than any work you do.
Your first mistake is your cheapest.
Your oldest fears are the worst ones.
Your silence will not protect you.
Your sole purpose in life may be to serve as a warning to others.
Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, wakes.
Youíre a clever one. Only comparatively.
Youíre as sick as your secrets.
You're either the very best at what you do or you don't do it for very long.
You've got to be careful if you don't know where you're going because you might not get there.
You've got to be ready to bite the ass off a bear every morning.
Youíre not paying the hookers to come, youíre paying them to leave.
You're nothing if you're not excited by what you're doing.
You're nothing in this town unless someone wants you dead.
You're only young once, but you can be immature forever.
Youíre only young once, but you remember forever.
Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret.
Youth is a fire, and the years are a pack of wolves who grow bolder as the fire dies down.
You've got to be prepared to step on other people's throats.
Youíve got to learn to live with what you canít rise above.

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