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See some of our employees' favorite quotes

When asked for their favorite quotes, our employees provided a mélange of suggestions. Get inspired or have a laugh with our employees' recommendations for quotes. 

"What happened happened, and couldn't have happened any other way ... because it didn't."
- Peter Crone

"But if you study the logistics
And heuristics of the mystics
You will find that their minds rarely move in a line
So it's much more realistic
To abandon such ballistics
And resign to be trapped on a leaf in a vine"
- Brian Eno, Backwater Lyrics

"People may say I can't sing, but no one can ever say I didn't sing."
- Florence Foster Jenkins

"I believe that all anyone wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich."
- Liz Lemon, 30 Rock

"The way to achieve your own success is to be willing to help somebody else get it first."
- Iyanla Vanzant

"A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit."
- Arnold H. Glasow

"I am serious, and don't call me Shirley."
- Dr. Rumack, Airplane!

"Don't polish the cannonball."
 “Polish the Cannonball Syndrome” adds a new dimension to why projects take longer than planned. It revolves around the fact that engineering will continue to tweak a product design despite it already meeting the basic requirements for functionality. This tweaking includes adding features, with sometimes little value, or making irrelevant improvements that don’t affect product functionality. Thus extra time is spent on the product that delays its release. 

"Nobody cares what you did yesterday. What have you done today to better yourself?"
- David Goggins

"I hate to lose more than I like to win."
- Larry Bird

""You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky""
- Michael Scott, The Office

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
- African Proverb

“There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says "Morning, boys. How's the water?" And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes "What the hell is water?”
- David Foster Wallace, This Is Water: Some Thoughts, Delivered on a Significant Occasion, about Living a Compassionate Life

"You don't need 10,000 lumens in a toilet room ... trust me, there is nothing in there you want to illuminate."
- Jeffrey Ollswang, Emeritus Professor, UWM

"Life owes you nothing. You owe yourself everything."
- Corey Taylor

"That lemon ain't worth the squeeze."
- Gleen Schlender, Former District Administrator, Palmyra-Eagle School District

"Not all those who wander are lost."
- J.R.R. Tolkien

"Hawkeye: Radar, you look pensive.
Radar: No, I'm just thinking."
- M*A*S*H

"4th wall break inside a 4th wall break. That's like ... 16 walls."
- Deadpool

"Are you coming? See, how it works is, the train moves, not the station."
- Ernie Capadino, A League of Their Own

"If I'm not back in 5 minutes ... just wait longer."
- Ace Ventura

"It's not the bears in the woods that ruin your camping trip, it's the mosquitoes."
- Marty Petroviak

"You cannot stop the waves, but you can learn to surf."
- Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Do or do not, there is no try."
- Yoda