Do the math

“Do what you love and the money will come” is not foolproof. Count your money. Do the math. Be careful.

Marc Johns


Be adventurous

If you think adventure is dangerous, try routine. It is lethal.


The risk of mistakes

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

John W. Gardner


This is not a dress rehearsal

I’m 44. This is not a dress rehearsal in my life or career, this is the real thing. Some times we look at life like it’s a dress rehearsal. “OK, I’m gonna be able to fuck around and do this and that and then I’ll have a chance” and it’s like, this never comes back. NEVER.

I feel bad for guys who come up to me and go, “I’m 40, and I never did stand-up, or I never tried radio, and I always wanted to”, because maybe circumstances didn’t allow it, but a lot of time people look at things like it’s a rehearsal. IT’S NOT. It’s hard to motivate until you think of it this way.

“If I don’t DO, or at least TRY what I wanna fucking try, and MOVE, I’m just gonna fucking get stuck here.”

In any thing you’re doing in life, if you wanna go out and try something, just SHUT UP, and go out and fucking try it, and if you fail, you’re never gonna look back and go, “I should have given that a shot”

Jim Norton


The best people!

The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice.

Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed.

Ernest Hemingway


You gotta take risks

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.

H. Jackson Browne


The dirty work

Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.

Lou Brock

Many things in life involve the risk of defeat, the risk of failure.

You have to take those risks, you have to agree to the chance of looking absolutely stupid. That’s the only way to actually achieve something. Don’t be too uptight.


I dare you, I double dare you!

Whatever there be of progress in life comes not through adaption but through daring, through obeying the blind urge.

Henry Miller


Live to the fullest!

See, the problem with doing things to prolong your life is that all the extra years come at the end, when you’re old.

Live your live to the fullest! Enjoy the perks of life now and do not constantly worry about the future. Living long is not worth anything as long as you merely exist. Living is only worth anything as long as you truly live.

Don’t waste your time preparing for growing old securely. Live!


Don’t be afraid of living

You may be 38 years old, as I happen to be. And one day, some great opportunity stands before you and calls you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause. And you refuse to do it because you are afraid…. You refuse to do it because you want to live longer…. You’re afraid that you will lose your job, or you are afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity, or you’re afraid that somebody will stab you, or shoot at you or bomb your house; so you refuse to take the stand.

Well, you may go on and live until you are 90, but you’re just as dead at 38 as you would be at 90. And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Take chances, do what’s fun!