Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor’s nose.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The biggest hurdle is rejection. Any business you start, be ready for it. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is the successful people do all the things the unsuccessful people don’t want to do. When 10 doors are slammed in your face, go to door number 11 enthusiastically, with a smile on your face.
– John Paul DeJoria
When I go to Indian reservations in the West, and especially to the Pine Ridge Reservation, I sometimes feel unsure where to put my foot when I open the car door. The very ground is different from where I usually stand. There are fewer curbs, fewer sidewalks, and almost no street signs, mailboxes, or leashed dogs.
– Ian Frazier
Wherever Mantle went in the great metropolis – Danny’s Hideaway, the Latin Quarter, the ’21’ Club, the Stork Club, El Morocco, Toots Shor’s – his preferred drink was waiting when he walked through the door. Reporters waited at his locker for monosyllabic bons mots. Boys clustered by the players’ gate, hoping to touch him.
– Jane Leavy
It’s like, the front door of the office is like a Cuisinart, and you walk in, and your day is shredded to bits because you have 15 minutes here, 30 minutes there, and something else happens, you’re pulled off your work, then you have 20 minutes, then it’s lunch, then you have something else to do.
– Jason Fried
I want to make sure there are no gatekeepers at the AG’s door, and that anybody in the Department – they may have to come relatively late in the evening, just judging by the schedules to date – but if somebody has suggestions for how to make this a better department, that they know I am available.
– Janet Reno
Is privacy about government security agents decrypting your e-mail and then kicking down the front door with their jackboots? Or is it about telemarketers interrupting your supper with cold calls? It depends. Mainly, of course, it depends on whether you live in a totalitarian or a free society.
– James Gleick
I’ve been pretty lucky with neighbors. But back in 1998, I lived, like, literally next door to Wrigley Field in Chicago. And I had, like, 50,000 bad neighbors spread out over the course of one summer. I’m a diehard Cubs fan, but living right next to the ballpark, it’s just – as you’re trying to go to sleep, you can just, like, hear urination.
– Ike Barinholtz
It may be irrational, but if you’re local, the client often feels that, if worse comes to worst, they can knock on your door. They ‘know where you live.’ But when you’re remote, they’re going to be more suspicious when phone calls go unreturned or emails keep getting ‘lost.’ Stay on top of communications, and you’ll reap the benefits.
– Jason Fried
When you’ve got four people to get dressed to get out the door, you don’t really tend to spend a lot of time on yourself. But that’s the way I roll anyway. I was never one to do my hair and make-up just to go down to the market, so it’s really not that much different. If I get a little eye cream on, I feel like I’m ahead of myself.
– Julia Roberts
I went to an all-boys Catholic school, and not only were we not allowed to wear pajamas, we had to wear dress shirts, dress pants, a tie, dress shoes… they stopped making us wear blazers, like, two years before I started there, so pajamas… you wouldn’t even get in the front door wearing pajamas at my school.
– John C. Reilly
You have to come to your closed doors before you get to your open doors… What if you knew you had to go through 32 closed doors before you got to your open door? Well, then you’d come to closed door number eight and you’d think, ‘Great, I got another one out of the way’… Keep moving forward.
– Joel Osteen