Thursday Thoughts…


As a person who loves and collects quotes, I'm going to start a regular posting of my favorite quotations, or new ones I've come by and which struck a chord with me somehow.

Today's quote comes from mathematician John Allen Paulos, and deals with a topic I cover quite a bit in my motivational keynote presentations:

Uncertainty is the only certainty there is, and knowing how to live with insecurity is the only security.
– John Allen Paulos –

How are you dealing with the certainty of inherent uncertainty?

And, just because, I'm going to share another new-favorite quote from the late, great Frank Zappa (I just shared this on Facebook as well). Apparently it was during an interview with the conservative host John Pine; immediately after Pine seated Zappa, he said: You have long hair…you must be a girl. Zappa immediately replied: You have a wooden leg (Pine did)…you must be a table. Aah, to have such a quick mind!

Jake Norton is an Everest climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.

  1. DSD
    DSDAugust 21,09

    Great musings Jake!
    I do so love such quotes and also then learing more about who said them and what their stories are…

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