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Mitch Kapor Quotes

I hope you find these Mitch Kapor Quotes inspiring and motivational.

I was trying to figure out what to do next,
I'd been accumulating ideas for productivity tools -
software people could use every day,
particularly to help organize their lives.
- Mitch Kapor

No, my family is Russian, Georgian, via Ellis Island.
- Mitch Kapor

I actually built a tiny computer as a junior high school project.
- Mitch Kapor

Well, I had a lot of help from my father with the soldering and so on,
and he was very good at math and was fascinated with computers,
and so I was fortunate enough to have a bunch of exposure
going all the way back to high school -
this was in the 1960s.
- Mitch Kapor


 

We've already gotten a significant grant from the Andrew
W. Mellon Foundation, and a university consortium.
I think the whole sector of Foundations,
potentially with government support,
is promising -
more than promising,
I think, it's substantial.
- Mitch Kapor

The culmination of all of that was the decision to start a company,
which became Lotus, to do a product,
which became 1-2-3.
By the time I reached that point it had been four years,
and it felt like a lifetime, but really it was kind of evolutionary.
- Mitch Kapor

That's why it has to be a nonprofit,
because a nonprofit is required to take monies it receives
and use them for the purposes for which it's chartered by the government.
It can't be pocketed.
- Mitch Kapor


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Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

You can close more business in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

How far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without?
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Most of the important things in the world
have been accomplished by people
who have kept on trying
when there seemed to be no hope at all.
- Dale Carnegie

If you begin to understand what you are
without trying to change it,
then what you are undergoes a transformation.
- J. Krishnamurti

I intend to live forever, or die trying.
- Groucho Marx

You can make more friends in two months
by becoming interested in other people
than you can in two years by trying
to get other people interested in you.
- Dale Carnegie

To be yourself in a world that
is constantly trying to make you something else
is the greatest accomplishment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

How could youths better learn to live
than by at once trying the experiment of living?
- Henry David Thoreau

No duty the Executive had to perform was so trying
as to put the right man in the right place.
- Thomas Jefferson

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs
and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run.
- Abraham Lincoln

There is no use whatsoever trying to help
people who do not help themselves.
You cannot push anyone up a ladder
unless he is willing to climb himself.
- Andrew Carnegie

Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed,
but nature does not depend on us.
We are not the only experiment.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

The problem in defense is
how far you can go without destroying from within
what you are trying to defend from without.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Spirit is always waiting to rush into us,
but we are too full of worldly things.
It is like trying to pour fine wine into a cup filled with mud -
the wine is waiting, but the mud must be removed first.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trouble with having an open mind, of course,
is that people will insist on coming along
and trying to put things in it.
- Terry Pratchett

The fastest way to destroy love
is to make a goal out of it,
because people who are trying to be loved
come from a place that they're not loved.
- Werner Erhard

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

The greatest roadblock to a great relationship
is trying to force a partner to change through bribes or threats.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

The church is always trying to get other people to reform;
it might not be a bad idea to reform itself a little,
by way of example.
- Mark Twain

There is a fine line between perseverance and insanity.
At what point have you tried your best,
and it's time to do something different?
It's a balance - a paradox.
If you get in the habit of giving up
as soon as something gets difficult,
your life won't work,
but if you keep tilting at windmills -
madly trying the same thing again and again,
your life also won't work.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You don't help people in your poems.
I've been trying to help people all my life -
that's my trouble.
- Charles Olson

It's a never ending battle of making your cars better
and also trying to be better yourself.
- Dale Earnhardt

Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the
poet spends his life patiently trying to untie.
- Jean Cocteau

Meddling:
Everything that happens in the world, or doesn't happen,
is NOT my responsibility.
There are more than enough things that are my responsibility.
I am responsible for my thoughts, my beliefs, and my actions -
and that is enough.
It does not serve me to mind anyone else's business.
I can only make myself unhappy by trying to second guess
what anyone else thinks or does.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Hubert Humphrey talks so fast that listening to him
is like trying to read Playboy magazine with your wife turning the pages.
- Barry Goldwater

Hell, there are no rules here - we're trying to accomplish something.
- Thomas A. Edison

The trouble with always trying to preserve the health
of the body is that it is so difficult to do without
destroying the health of the mind.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Trying to force creativity is never good.
- Sarah McLachlan

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan
trying to play the violin.
- Honore de Balzac

Try, try, try, and keep on trying is the rule that
must be followed to become an expert in anything.
- W. Clement Stone

I'm exhausted trying to stay healthy.
- Steve Yzerman

Capitalism tries for a delicate balance:
It attempts to work things out so that
everyone gets just enough stuff to keep them from
getting violent and trying to take other people's stuff.
- George Carlin

Mama and Daddy King represent the best in manhood and womanhood,
the best in a marriage, the kind of people we are trying to become.
- Coretta Scott King

O man you are busy working for the world,
and the world is busy trying to turn you out.
- Abu Bakr

Adolescents are not monsters.
They are just people trying to learn how to make it
among the adults in the world,
who are probably not so sure themselves.
- Virginia Satir

Doing linear scans over an associative array is like
trying to club someone to death with a loaded Uzi.
- Larry Wall

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying
to get back to where it was.
- Toni Morrison

What is the use of physicians like myself trying to
help parents to bring up children healthy and happy,
to have them killed in such numbers for a cause that is ignoble?
- Benjamin Spock

What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man
looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what's going on.
- Jacques Yves Cousteau

Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like
trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
- Joe Adcock

The mistakes made by Congress wouldn't be so bad if
the next Congress didn't keep trying to correct them.
- Cullen Hightower

If a composer could say what he had to say in words
he would not bother trying to say it in music.
- Gustav Mahler

Now having said that, I realize that releasing a film
in the real world is like trying to get General Motors
to release a handmade car.
- Godfrey Reggio

The reason that I'm an actor, or an artist,
is ultimately because I'm trying to paint a self-portrait,
and the most complete and beautiful self-portrait that you can.
- Terrence Howard

You realize you can't change the world but it shouldn't stop you from trying.
- Kevin Johnson

We will never be authentically angry or authentically
fair while we are trying to be both at once.
- Ray Blanton

I do not think we should be trying to save our freedom
by killing the safeguards that keep our liberties.
- Eliot Engel

Everyone has a 'risk muscle.' You keep it in shape by trying new things.
If you don't, it atrophies.
Make a point of using it at least once a day.
- Roger von Oech

I just like to keep challenging myself,
keep it varied.
It's a craft, and I'm constantly trying to learn and get better at it.
- Clive Owen

My success was due to good luck, hard work,
and support and advice from friends and mentors.
But most importantly, it depended on me to keep trying after I had failed.
- Mark Warner

The best way to avoid a bad action is by doing a good one,
for there is no difficulty in the world like that of trying to do nothing.
- John Clare

I never quit trying.
I never felt that I didn't have a chance to win.
- Arnold Palmer

Yes, we have got to quit worrying about fighting each
other and trying to figure out a way to work together.
- John Breaux

I'm just trying to do things that are interesting for me.
- Phil Collins

I've been fifty thousand times to the Louvre.
I have copied everything in drawing,
trying to understand.
- Alberto Giacometti

You have to be the one setting your own goals,
trying to achieve those goals.
- Johnny Bench

So, no, I'm not trying to crack into Hollywood,
although I'll make films there if they're good scripts.
- Ewan McGregor

Video games are engineered now, but the step I am trying to take,
no one can engineer.
- Bill Budge

I'm just sittin here trying not to be unhappy.
- Lars Ulrich

Wearing a turtleneck is like being strangled by a really weak guy,
all day.
Wearing a backpack and a turtleneck is like a weak
midget trying to bring you down.
- Mitch Hedberg

We must guard against the overreaching hand of big
government trying to take away our freedom.
And we must always protect the environment in a manner
consistent with our values.
- Steve Forbes

I'm trying not to put myself into anything I'm not
100 percent confident about.
- Christian Slater


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