“Because the house always wins. Play long enough, you never change the stakes, the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big, and then you take the house.”

– Danny Ocean

“Happiness is not to be achieved at the command of emotional whims… Happiness is possible only to a rational man, the man who desires nothing but rational goals, seeks nothing but rational values and finds his joy in nothing but rational actions.”

– Ayn Rand

“You look sad. If you could just make a sad face and ask for money then get it every time, you’d soon become a billionaire.”

My mom said something about money around 10 years ago (I was then asking her for some money) and it was genius: “You look sad. If you could just make a sad face and ask for money then get it every time, you’d soon become a billionaire. I should be the one whom looks sad, because I can’t say No to you and will give u the money without a repayment scheme anyway.”

That’s exactly it. There are funds which you can completely depend on without having to think about repayment, interest, whatever. Let’s put it this way, every government needs innovations, new weapons, secret competitive edges, problems solving… – those things (and probably you too) will be classified as national treasures. That’s it. You could just make a sad face about some problems then establish huge ventures with almost free capital. Next thing, blow those experiments up as many times as you wish (I’m kidding).

– Skye 

“There is darkness. There is light. There are men and women. There’s food. There are restaurants. Disease. There is work. Traffic. The days as we knew them. The world as we imagine the world.”

– Anonymous