This is a collection of quotes that have inspired me throughout the years....
Quotes & Quoted
"The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty."
— Winston Churchill
"Creativity, as has been said, consists largely of rearranging what we know in order to find out what we do not know. Hence, to think creatively, we must be able to look afresh at what we normally take for granted."
— George Kneller
"It isn't the incompetent who destroy an organization. The incompetent never get in a position to destroy it. It is those who achieved something and want to rest upon their achievements who are forever clogging things up." — F. M. Young
"If you limit your choices only to what seems possible or reasonable, you disconnect yourself from what you truly want, and all that is left is a compromise." — Robert Fritz
"Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do. Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself." — William Faulkner
"Criticism is easy, achievement is more difficult." — Winston Churchill
"If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun." — Katharine Hepburn
"A car is not merely a faster horse. And email is not a faster fax. And online project management is not a bigger whiteboard. And Facebook is not an electronic rolodex. Play a new game, not the older game but faster."
— Seth Godin
"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." — Dale Carnegie
“Innovation has never come through bureaucracy and hierarchy. It’s always come from individuals.”
— John Scully, Chairman, Apple Computers
"You can't possibly hit the ball if you are thinking about all the possible ways you could miss." — Unknown
"According to the law of aerodynamics a bumble bee cannot fly. Its body is too heavy in proportion to its wings. The bumble bee does not know that it is not supposed to be able to fly, and so it goes ahead and flies anyway." — Anonymous
"Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking of them." — Alfred North Whitehead
“We need to better organize our records, better utilize paramedical personnel and appropriately use computers." — Larry Weed, MD (1968)
M. A. Rosanoff: "Mr. Edison, please tell me what laboratory rules you want me to observe." Edison: "There ain't no rules around here. We're trying to accomplish somep'n!" — Thomas Edison
Some Personal Quotes
"We don’t have a shortage of physicians, we have a shortage of using physicians efficiently."
“If we don’t adopt new technology and change the way we deliver care, it will be harder and harder to get to see a doctor, it will cost more, the rich will cope, the poor will suffer. Many will die earlier than they would have if cost effective treatments were available. We have to act now before the healthcare system goes into meltdown.”
"To improve the quality of our health care while lowering its cost, we should make the immediate investments necessary to ensure that within five years we will have a healthcare system that rewards value over volume by encouraging and reimbursing improved quality and efficiencies. We do not want to tell healthcare providers how this will be accomplished, rather we want to lower the barriers to innovation, from new models of care to use of information technologies, while also increasing the incentives to succeed. That is the American way."
"I'm a creature of change, but really do strive to focus on change for the better over change just for itself... still, sometimes, just gotta try something once to see if it alters your thinking."