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Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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First you will smile, and then you will cry -- don't say you haven't been warned.
NICHOLAS SPARKS
I dont think that we're meant to understand it all the time. I think that sometimes we just have to ...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
Do you love me?' I asked her. She smiled. 'Yes.' 'Do you want me to be happy?' as I asked her this I...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
You are my best friend as well as my lover, and I do not know which side of you I enjoy the most. I ...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
Steps are what you take when you think you have forever.
NICHOLAS LORE
Thus much for thy assurance know; a hollow friend is but a hellish foe.
NICHOLAS BRETON
Some excel in rhyme who reason foolishly.
NICHOLAS BOILEAU
Greatest fools are the most often satisfied.
NICHOLAS BOILEAU
For a long time then, I reflected on this confusion in the astronomical traditions concerning the de...
NICHOLAS COPERNICUS
To rise with the lark, and go to bed with the lamb.
NICHOLAS BRETON
Guilt is the source of sorrows, the avenging fiend that follows us behind with whips and stings.
NICHOLAS ROWE
It's the first line in your book. I always thought there was a lot of truth in that. Or maybe that's...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
People didn't change. they liked what they liked even if they didn't understand why.
NICHOLAS SPARKS
As far as I can tell, dumping soda on people is the equivalent of ‘Hi, it’s nice to meet you’ ...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
I’m stuck babysitting turtle eggs while a volleyball player slash grease monkey slash aquarium vol...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
It's hard at times, but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can't understand. Teaches the...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
ليس علي أن أفعل ما يفعله الآخرون ، ولكنني أستطيع أن أفع...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
Te quiero, Allie. Soy quien soy gracias a ti. Tú eres todas mis razones, todas mis esperanzas y tod...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
Hacía tiempo que había aprendido a gozar de las cosas sencillas, cosas que no se podían comprar.
NICHOLAS SPARKS
Creo que en la vida todo es posible.
NICHOLAS SPARKS
The wisest man is he who does not fancy that he is so at all.
NICHOLAS BOILEAU
Give One, Get One generated about 100,000 zero-dollar laptops. Somebody else paid for them, but from...
NICHOLAS NEGROPONTE
I'm not good at selling laptops. I'm good at selling ideas.
NICHOLAS NEGROPONTE
It bothers me when people spoil the market.
NICHOLAS NEGROPONTE
Even in the developing parts of the world, kids take to computers like fish to water.
NICHOLAS NEGROPONTE
We all learned how to walk and talk by interacting with our environment, with real goals and rewards...
NICHOLAS NEGROPONTE
I don't really have disappointments, because I build myself up for rejection.
NICHOLAS HOULT
If you're out, and starving, and need a bite to eat, then you need fast food.
NICHOLAS HOULT
When you're on TV and in people's houses - it's great that anybody watches anything you&...
NICHOLAS HOULT
My wife, my family, my friends - they've all taught me things about love and what that emotion r...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
Wilderness trails constitute a rare space in America marked by economic diversity. Lawyers and const...
NICHOLAS KRISTOF
I copied my brother. He was a natural dancer. Graceful. People always asked did we study ballet. We ...
HAROLD NICHOLAS
Not only the style, but the way in which you don't exactly know what on earth has happened or is...
NICHOLAS MOSLEY
A screenplay is not a finished product; a novel is. A screenplay is a blueprint for something - for ...
NICHOLAS MEYER
To say a poem is absolute is saying nothing, because an ink blot can be absolute. Yet you put into i...
NICHOLAS MOSLEY
I do think that humanitarians and journalists alike have focused on all the things that go wrong, an...
NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Most of life is routine - dull and grubby, but routine is the momentum that keeps a man going. If yo...
BEN NICHOLAS
You gotta know when to be lazy. Done correctly, it's an art form that benefits everyone.
NICHOLAS SPARKS
You're still alive. And that means you'll love and be loved...and in the end, nothing else really ma...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
Young people often aren't in a position to write checks to charities. But there are two things t...
NICHOLAS KRISTOF
How far should a person go in the name of true love?
NICHOLAS SPARKS
Most moms and dads, they want to be good moms and dads. But it's an incredibly hard job when you...
NICHOLAS KRISTOF
Jamie saved my life. She taught me everything. About life, hope and the long journey ahead. I'll alw...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
Above all, a query letter is a sales pitch and it is the single most important page an unpublished w...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
Guilt is the source of sorrows, the avenging fiend that follows us behind with whips and stings.
NICHOLAS ROWE
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and William Faulkner have fewer published novels combined tha...
NICHOLAS SPARKS
I just can't talk about what ideas we may be considering. We want to have some quiet diplomacy the n...
NICHOLAS BURNS
From the first page of the book...[Roosevelt's] life reads like a movie that requires a big bag of p...
NICHOLAS MEYER
We start at 25, as he begins to transform himself through sheer force of will from this asthmatic, n...
NICHOLAS MEYER
We start at 25, as he begins to transform himself through sheer force of will from this asthmatic, n...
NICHOLAS MEYER
The director is a bit analogous to the conductor of a symphony orchestra. It's a collaborative adven...
NICHOLAS MEYER
It's possible to go on, no matter how impossible it seems.
NICHOLAS SPARKS
I try not to be too optimistic or pessimistic. If you're a pessimist then that's depressing ...
NICHOLAS HOULT
Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to su...
NICHOLAS SPARKS