David loves to share his favorite quotes, sayings and stories during his Keynote presentations. By popular request, here are a few of his favorites!
"Never tell me the sky's the limit when there are footprints on the moon..."
Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said: "one can't believe impossible things."
"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
- Through the Looking Glass, Chapter 5)
I slept and dreamt that life was joy
I awoke and found that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was a joy.
-Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore-
"One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats."
- Iris Murdoch
"Dont get too comfortable with who you are at any given time- you may miss the opportunity to become who you want to be."
Jon Bon Jovi
"Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination.; never limit others because of your limited imagination."
- Mae Jemison-
"Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with other."
-Robert Louis Stevenson-
"Take chances, make mistakes. That's how you grow."
-Mary Tyler Moore-
"The only failure is not to try."
"Do all the good that you can, by all the means that you can
In all the ways that you can, in all the places that you can
At all the times you can, to all the people that you can
As long as ever you can."
-John Wesley's Rule
"One of life's greatest joys is doing what others say cannot be done...!" (David Hira)
"Do or do not. There is no try!" (Yoda - Starwars)
"Things are only impossible until they're not." (Jon Luc Piccard - Star Trek)
"When you quit getting better you soon stop being good." (Attributed to multiple sports coaches)
"Planning is what you do before you do it so that when you do do it its not all mixed up..." (Christopher Robin of Winnie the Pooh)
"There are only two kinds of bad employees. Those who won't do what they're told and those who do ONLY what they're told!"
"Find a job that you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life!" (Mark Twain)
"Most people quit looking for work the moment they get a job!" (Zig Ziglar)
"People will have strong opinions about things... ESPECIALLY if they don't know the facts!" (Gerald Edmundson)
"City girls seem to find out early how to open doors with just a smile..." (The Eagles)
"The minute someone imagines something new, it is at that very moment that it becomes a possibility."
"Man who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the man doing it!" (Chinese proverb)
"Find a way you can do it, not a reason why you can't." (Sign at my Uncle Ted's breakfast table)
"Most of David's ideas are no good whatsoever. However, in the pile of ideas that he bombards me with, there is always one gem... My job is to find that gem." (Kevin Madsen, David's longtime boss and friend)
"Discover every little thing that the puppet can do and then make the most of those things. When you do, the things it cannot do will never be noticed." (Jim Henson, creator of the muppets)
"Always hire one lazy person... they'll find the shortcuts to everything!" (David's Dad on business)
"There is nothing so fatiguing as the continual hanging on of an uncompleted task..." (unknown)
"If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. You may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all the time; but you can't fool all of the people all of the time." (Abraham Lincoln)
"If you're going to have an event, make it a GREAT event. Tend to every little detail, making each one as good as it possibly can be. Why not?" (Ren Clark, David's long time friend and mentor)
I told my Dad, "When I grow up I want to be a magician! He replied, "You can't do both!"
Many things will catch your eye, but only a few will capture your heart. Pursue those things.
"How do you eat a whale? One bite at a time..."
You can't do everything at once, but you can do SOMETHING at once."
"You can fake like you care, but you can't fake being there."
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat.
"I don’t much care where--" said Alice.
"Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat.
"--so long as I get SOMEWHERE," Alice added as an explanation.
"Oh, you’re sure to do that," said the Cat, "if you only walk long enough."
- Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chapter 6
This was our best meeting yet and most of it was because of your mingling and the after dinner program.
C.O.O., Metro PCS
What a fantastic show. The compliments just kept coming well after your departure.
Aventine Renewable Energy, Inc.