I have the habit to collect quote from the net and books that I read regulary so I can drive my effort to my goals... here are some of them :
"I bargain with life for a penny.
And life would pay no more
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.
For life is a just employer
He gives you what you ask.
But once you have set the wages,
Why you must bear the task.
I worked for a menial’s hire.
Only to learn dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of life
Life would have willingly paid."
In other words : Life is a reflection of the subconscious so you get what your primary thoughts are asking. I am amazed to see it at works since I believe and repeat this quote.
"Normal is getting dressed in clothes tant you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it."
"Normal" is a social concept and its application is weither to be accepted in a group or to become invisible in this group. The normal concept of the group we call "Mass" is what Ellen Goodman is describing.
So I stay happy as long as "Normal people" think of me as a weirdo.
"A fat purse quickly empties if there be no golden stream to refill it."
The Richest Man in Babylon
A quick reminder that the real financial security comes from money streams, bank account balance is just another word for insurance.
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination"
"Do not worry about your problems with mathematics, I assure you mine are far greater."
A reminder that every symbol language (actual language, mathematic, or programming language) are just tools to express your imagination in the outside world.
Without imagination there is nothing to express.
About banks goal : "facilitating the movement of money from point A, where it is, to point B, where it is needed."
Third lord Rothschild
Again a reminder that golden streams are the important stuff.
"The world is but a canvas to the imagination"
Henry David Thoreau
Why the world is needed ? Because you can draw on it then consciousness can switch concept by looking the canvas, pivot, and imagine more.
"Have a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing"
An open mind will draw imagination by looking consciously its canvas.
A detached mind is conscious that it is only a canvas, it cans tear pages, and erases the toxicity.