“As strange as it may sound, the ratio of index to ring finger has been shown to correlate with traits such as spatial ability, risk taking, and assertiveness. It explains why some people focus on what they’ll win, while others are so sensitive to the odds. Research has also connected finger ratio to success in competitive sports such as soccer and skiing.” Top Dog

“The hallmark characteristics of playing to win are an intensification of effort and continuous risk taking. The equivalent for playing not to lose is conservatism and trying to avoid costly mistakes.” Top Dog

“Under intense pressure, though, having a strategy of avoiding mistakes leads, by itself, to more mistakes. This is the paradox of playing not to lose.” top dog

“We all make mistakes, but we need to learn from them and move on. You can own a mistake, or the mistake will own you.” Top Dog

“Something I believed would be very difficult, complicated, and take a long time, can actually be quite simple and easy, and can happen very quickly.” Dan Brule Just Breathe

“No matter what was true about me yesterday, today anything is possible. No matter who or how I am today, tomorrow I can be anyone, any way. No matter what was true about me in the last moment, right here, right now, in this moment anything is possible.” Dan Brule Just Breathe

Sí bláth geal na smér í is bláth deas na subhcraebh í sí planda bfhearr méin mhaith le hamharc asúl. She’s the white flower of the blackberry, she’s the sweet flower of the raspberry, she’s the best herb for beauty for the sight of the eyes. Sí mo chuisle si mo rún í así bláth na nubhall cúmhra í is samhradh ansan fhuacht í eidir nodluig agus caisg. She’s my pulse, she’s my secret, she’s the sweet flower of the apple, she’s summer in the cold time between Christmas and Easter. – Miss Brooke

“”You’ve been like an angel beside my bed. You know they talk about the angel of death. It’s the most beautiful of all. You’ve been like that; as if you were waiting for me.”” The Portrait of the Lady

“And remember this,” he continued, “that if you’ve been hated you’ve also been loved. Ah but, Isabel—ADORED!” the portrait of the Lady

“—as he lay there where he died? He said: ‘Do everything you can for her; do everything she’ll let you.'””;the portrait of the Lady

a la bonne heure in the right moment

Eh moi donc , so I do, me too

Signora Contessa, Lady Count

“En voila, ma chere, une pose!”

Here, my darling, take your pose, your place when I take a picture.

Ca me depasse, I can’t help myself.. I can’t do anything

cara mia, my dear, my love

eau–de–Cologne

Water of cologne

signorina, Miss

Elle eclaire la maison

she slides towards the mansion

“Eh bien, chere Okay, my loved one

qu’en pensez–vous, What you think

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.”
― Helen Keller, The Open Door

“Seek opportunity, not security. A boat in the harbor is safe, but in time its bottom will rot out.”

― H. Jackson Brown, The Complete Life’s Little Instruction Book

Youth has no age – Pablo Picasso

Good artists copy, great artists steal – Pablo Picasso

“You can only get good at chess if you love the game,”, Bobby Fischer