Religija, Valstybė    Komentavimas išjungtas įraše Turkijos vadovo Recepo Erdogano keletas minčių

Turkijos vadovo Recepo Erdogano keletas minčių

„Islamas ir terorizmas negali eiti kartu. Žodis Islamas reiškia Taika.”

„Mes nepaliksime šios nacijos Facebook ir Youtube malonei.”

„Mūsų religija apibrėžė moters poziciją (visuomenėje): motinystę. Kai kurie žmonės gali tai suprasti, o kiti negali. Jūs negalite to paaiškinti feministėms, nes jos nepripažįsta motinystės sampratos.”

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Pinigai, Protas    Komentavimas išjungtas įraše Biržos logika

Biržos logika

Vienas juokingiausių dalykų biržoje yra tai, kad kiekvieną kartą, kai vienas asmuo perka, kitas – parduoda, abu mano, kad yra protingi.

William Feather

Dėkingumas, Demokratija, Motyvacija, Pergalė, Sportas    Komentavimas išjungtas įraše Kobe Bryant mintys ir citatos

Kobe Bryant mintys ir citatos

„Nelaimime penkių čempiono žiedų vienas kito gailėdamiesi arba aikštėje vienas kitam bučiuodami užpakalius.“

„Kai kurie žmonės manė, kad Mocarto muzikoje yra per daug natų. Mocartas savo kritikams atsakė, kad natų jo muzikoje nėra nei per daug, nei per mažai. Buvo tiek, kiek reikėjo.“

Taip Kobe Bryantas atsakė kritikams, kurie teigia, kad jis per dažnai meta į krepšį: „Jei bijai pralaimėti, greičiausiai ir pralaimėsi.“

„Jei padarysi tai, puiku. Jei nepasiseks – ko čia bijoti?“

„Jei pats netikėsi savimi, niekas kitas tavimi netikės.“

„Daug vaikinų turi ilgas rankas, greitas kojas, puikius šuolius. Aš nesu greičiausias. Kiekvienas mano privalumas gimsta iš pasirengimo.

„Tai tokia neteisybė! Visos treniruotės ir pasiaukojimas nuėjo veltui per vieną žingsniuką, kurį per savo karjerą dariau milijoną kartų. Kodėl, po velnių, taip nutiko?! Tai neturi jokios prasmės. Dabar, kai išsigydęs traumą būsiu 35-erių, grįžęs į krepšinį vėl turėsiu būti toks pat žaidėjas? Kaip man tai gali pavykti? Neįsivaizduoju…”

„Noriu jums, „“, palinkėti gyvuoti dar ne 10 ir ne 20 metų. Skaitau visada ryte, kai atsikėlus pirma mintis – įlįsti į internetą ir paskaityti apie krepšinį.

Kitos šalys jau prieš kurį laiką prisivijo amerikiečius. Dabar toks metas, kai JAV rinktinė kai kurias rungtynes gali laimėti, bet kai kurias – ir pralaimėti. Krepšinio lygis auga, o amerikiečiams nebus lengva net ir tuo atveju, jei surinks stipriausius žaidėjus – pasaulis juos tiesiog prisivijo.“

„Niekada nežaidžiau tik dėl pinigų. Pinigai ateina ir išeina. Svarbiausia yra šeima ir sveikata.”


Kobe Bean Bryant pasisakymai mintys ir citatos angliškai:

Everything negative – pressure, challenges – is all an opportunity for me to rise.

I’ll do whatever it takes to win games, whether it’s sitting on a bench waving a towel, handing a cup of water to a teammate, or hitting the game-winning shot.

These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess.

My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.

I don’t want to be the next Michael Jordan, I only want to be Kobe Bryant.

There’s been a lot of talk of me being a one-man show but that’s simply not the case. We win games when I score 40 points and we’ve won when I score 10.

The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.
Winning takes precedence over all. There’s no gray area. No almosts.
Once you know what failure feels like, determination chases success.
I realized that intimidation didn’t really exist if you’re in the right frame of mind.
I’m reflective only in the sense that I learn to move forward. I reflect with a purpose.
I’m extremely willful to win, and I respond to challenges. It’s not a challenge to me to win the scoring title, because I know I can.
My parents are my backbone. Still are. They’re the only group that will support you if you score zero or you score 40.
The beauty in being blessed with talent is rising above doubters to create a beautiful moment.
A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord.
The moment you give up, is the moment you let someone else win.
I can’t relate to lazy people. We don’t speak the same language. I don’t understand you. I don’t want to understand you.
If you’re afraid to fail, then you’re probably going to fail.
Pain doesn’t tell you when you ought to stop. Pain is the little voice in your head that tries to hold you back because it knows if you continue you will change.
Use your success, wealth and influence to put them in the best position to realize their own dreams and find their true purpose.
If you want to be great at something, there’s a choice you have to make. What I mean by that is, there are inherent sacrifices that come along with that. Family time, hanging out with friends, being a great friend, being a great son, nephew, whatever the case may be.
We all have self-doubt. You don’t deny it, but you also don’t capitulate to it. You embrace it.
My brain . . . it cannot process failure. It will not process failure. Because if I sit there and have to face myself and tell myself, ‘You’re a failure’ . . . I think that’s almost worse than death.
The most important thing is you must put everybody on notice that you’re here and you are for real.
Trust me, setting things up right from the beginning will avoid a ton of tears and heartache…
I create my own path. It was straight and narrow. I looked at it this way: you were either in my way, or out of it.
We can always kind of be average and do what’s normal. I’m not in this to do what’s normal.
Haters are a good problem to have. Nobody hates the good ones. They hate the great ones.
It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you—or don’t. So don’t take it lightly.
This is the moment I accept the most challenging times will always be behind me and in front of me.
The topic of leadership is a touchy one. A lot of leaders fail because they don’t have the bravery to touch that nerve or strike that chord. Throughout my years, I haven’t had that fear.
I’ve played with IVs before, during and after games. I’ve played with a broken hand, a sprained ankle, a torn shoulder, a fractured tooth, a severed lip, and a knee the size of a softball. I don’t miss 15 games because of a toe injury that everybody knows wasn’t that serious in the first place.
Everyone looks at your watch and it represents who you are, your values and your personal style.
The Black Mamba collection of watches is me: It is my alter ego, so to speak. As I mentioned before, it is sharp, cutting edge and sleek which are characteristics I try to apply when I’m out there on the basketball court.
We all know what flopping is when we see it. The stuff that you see is where guys aren’t really getting hit at all and are just flailing around like a fish out of water.
I’m not the most patient of people.
It’s different from being 21 and you think there’s endless amount of opportunities. At 33, the ending is much, much closer.
I draw from the crowd a lot.
If I panic, everyone else panics.
I’m more than comfortable just sitting back and scoring 21, 22 points or whatever and getting 10, 11 assists whatever the case might be. More than comfortable with that. It’s just a matter of the pieces that you have around you and what you can do to elevate everybody else.
Sports are such a great teacher. I think of everything they’ve taught me: camaraderie, humility, how to resolve differences.
I love going one-on-one with someone. That’s what I do. I’ve never lost. It’s a whole different game, just to have them right in front of you and be able to do whatever you want.
I’ve got four dogs, and I just don’t do dog doo. I’m a diva when it comes to that.
Twitter is great to connect with fans and be transparent. I enjoy that aspect about it. But really, I’m still trying to figure it out.
At the end of 2003, my game was complete. Shooting, defense, using the dribble, transition, midrange stuff was all there. Then it was about fine-tuning and trying to improve in each area.
One thing you gotta know about me is I have absolutely no filter. I have no problem saying what the hell I think of someone.
It never bothered me when people would say, ‘You only win championships because you’re playing with Shaq.’ It bothered me when he said it.
The only thing I’m afraid of is bees. I don’t like bees. I’m allergic to them.
Magic has five championships. I have five championships. I’m pretty sure we both know what we’re doing.
The important thing is that your teammates have to know you’re pulling for them and you really want them to be successful.
If there were camera phones back in the day, the biggest athletes in the world would have had a lot of explaining to do.
I don’t talk trash often, but when I do, I go for the jugular.
I’d be a little uncomfortable Googling myself. People sit there – and Google themselves? That’s kind of weird.
What people see on court is another side of me; it’s not me.
It’s hard for me to grasp the concept of somebody being nervous when I’m talking to them.
I don’t think a coach becomes the right coach until he wins a championship.
It’s disgusting, but my father taught me when your mouth gets dry, just suck the sweat out of your own jersey. There’s no bravado to any of it; it’s just a disgusting little trick.
You want me to own a team and deal with these rich, spoiled stubborn athletes, and try to get them to perform? No thank you.
People just don’t understand how obsessed I am with winning.
I focus on one thing and one thing only – that’s trying to win as many championships as I can.
Christmas morning, I’m going to open presents with my kids. I’m going to take pictures of them opening the presents. Then I’m going to come to the Staples Center and get ready to work.
In an individual sport, yes, you have to win titles. Baseball’s different. But basketball, hockey? One person can control the tempo of a game, can completely alter the momentum of a series. There’s a lot of great individual talent.
I’m here. I’m not going anywhere. No matter what the injury – unless it’s completely debilitating – I’m going to be the same player I’ve always been. I’ll figure it out. I’ll make some tweaks, some changes, but I’m still coming.
I like playing for the purple and gold. This is where I want to finish up.
The people who truly know me know what I’m like. There have been people who try to say things that aren’t fair, and I check them. And then they don’t like me because I checked them.
Dropkick Murphys get me going, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana… plus, all the regular hip-hop stuff.
Can I jump over two or three guys like I used to? No. Am I as fast as I used to be? No, but I still have the fundamentals and smarts. That’s what enables me to still be a dominant player. As a kid growing up, I never skipped steps. I always worked on fundamentals because I know athleticism is fleeting.

Pooper scooper? Yeah, I’ve done it a few times. Every once in a while, you have to.

Darbas, Filosofija, Mokslas    Komentavimas išjungtas įraše Praktika ir teorija

Praktika ir teorija

Praktika yra tada, kai viskas veikia, tačiau niekas nežino kodėl.
Teorija yra tada, kai visi viską žino, tačiau niekas neveikia.
Mūsų laboratorijoje šie du dalykai yra susieti – niekas neveikia ir niekas nežino kodėl.

Tekstas ant Kembridžo universiteto laboratorijos durų

Mintys, Žmogus    Komentavimas išjungtas įraše Apie sielą ir kėdes

Apie sielą ir kėdes

Tą, kurį įdilridi į savo sielą, taip lengvai neišvarysi: ten visad pasiliks jo tuščia kėdė.

Mintys, Norai, Žmonės    Komentavimas išjungtas įraše Audrei Hepburn apie žmones

Audrei Hepburn apie žmones

Žmonės labiau už daiktus nori būti skatinami, restauruojami, ieško atleidimo. Niekada neišmesk žmogaus.

Audrei Hepburn