Quotes to Live by
from Brian Lofland
#letsdoitall
Travel is one of my passions in
life and I’m clearly willing to go
to great lengths to pursue it!
“
”
You should gain solace in
knowing that you’re growing
older with wisdom and the
power to make meaningful
impacts on the li...
You start to be
more yourself
when you take
risks in your life.
It’s amazing how
much a person
comes to life when
they sta...
What I’ve learned is that you have to pursue your
passions in life, what excites and challenges you, and let
go of your fe...
When are we going to dress up and
look at our dream homes in SF?“
”
Whenever I have friends in foreign countries who
say I should visit them I always ask them to make
sure they’re serious, b...
Well that is one of my
outfits. It’s so 1975 to
only be one thing on
Halloween!
“
”
Usually what I do is gather
information from wikitravel
and compile my own guide
book, i.e. I’m cheap. :)
“
”
If I’m not mistaken, according to the
Republican party, Obama is now a
terrorist, baby killer, socialist,
communist, racis...
I’ve truly experienced Guatemalan
life. I lived with a Guatemalan
family, I went hunting for turtle eggs
on the Pacific Co...
When i travel It’s not to take pretty
pictures and stay at nice hotels, it’s to
see how a different culture operates
and t...
I know this is going to sound crazy, but when I was getting
robbed I felt a sort of inner peace that almost made me
want t...
You know that
feeling of
adrenaline that
comes from
traveling? The
rush from Tokyo
still hasn’t worn
off yet!
“
I took this Chinese medication
that among other conditions was
intended to combat “the effects of
overindulgence of alcoho...
Well actually you could handle
getting murdered because it’s not like
you would have to worry about it
after the fact.
“
”
I made a deal that if Obama gets the
nomination I am moving back to the
states, if he doesn’t I’m staying away.
At this mo...
We were at a restaurant the other night and this
table full of Australians were talking smack about
Americans. I turned my...
I was thinking about this
earlier, every time I talk to
you, you are one step
closer to becoming a
lawyer. Strange. It’s l...
Did you ever see that movie where the guy lied
on his app to Harvard Law and said he was
black in order to get a full ride...
I must have been off my rocker when
I concocted this crazy plan, but it’s
even crazier that it’s actually doable!“
”
I’m in Korea, surrounded
by Korean children!
Wouldn’t it be funny if
they had me picking up
trash instead? I knew my
SDSU ...
I just saw this horrible American movie
with Tom Cruise called Lions and
Lambs...stay far, far away. It was either
that or...
There's nothing
better then spending
an hour after
clubbing all night,
standing on a table
singing karaoke to
boy band son...
I’m drunk in Delhi!
“ ”
It’s refreshing that there’s someone
on MTV with a bit of substance. The
article implied, however, that this
substance pro...
Just working in an office.
The whole American
dream. It’s not for me.
“
”
What is a startup really
but smoke and mirrors
and a few brains?
“
I wanted to take the feelings of goodwill
and brotherhood prompted by the
holiday season (which I suspect is
strongly corr...
Did you hear about the stampede at a
store in China that killed three people…
it was a killer sale!
“
Oh really, you like baby elephants?
Well I just got back from providing
art therapy to distressed orphan baby
elephants in...
Lower Pac/Pac
Heights: Can't live
because I'm not a frat
guy, don't like NFL,
I'm gay, I'm not
married nor a
eccentric fem...
We just can't go aaaall the way to Tanzania and
not see other parts of Africa as well. We could
go scuba diving in Zanziba...
I am confident that, at the end of the day, we will realize that
we gained some quick wins through the concepts I put into...
Just imagine excusing
yourself to use the
bathroom and then
coming back dressed
in a chicken costume
and quietly returning...
Omg I totally just laughed out loud when I read
this. People in my office are going to wonder
why they heard the sound of ...
Everybody needs a little more
disco in their life.“ ”(stating the obvious)
Brian Christopher Lofland
November 20, 1984- April 24, 2014
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  1. 1. Quotes to Live by from Brian Lofland #letsdoitall
  2. 2. Travel is one of my passions in life and I’m clearly willing to go to great lengths to pursue it! “ ”
  3. 3. You should gain solace in knowing that you’re growing older with wisdom and the power to make meaningful impacts on the lives of so many people around you. “ ”
  4. 4. You start to be more yourself when you take risks in your life. It’s amazing how much a person comes to life when they start living it! “
  5. 5. What I’ve learned is that you have to pursue your passions in life, what excites and challenges you, and let go of your fears of how other people (especially society!) will judge what you do and pursue in life. You don’t need a lot of money to be happy in life. You only need up to a certain amount. Worship money and you’ll never feel like you have enough. Worship beauty and youth and you’ll always feel ugly and old. Worship intellect and you’ll always feel stupid. Worship power and you’ll always feel weak. Stay aware of the finiteness of everything, pursue what excites you when you wake up in the morning, and you’ll be alright. “ (paraphrasing David Foster Wallace)
  6. 6. When are we going to dress up and look at our dream homes in SF?“ ”
  7. 7. Whenever I have friends in foreign countries who say I should visit them I always ask them to make sure they’re serious, because I’ll actually do it.“
  8. 8. Well that is one of my outfits. It’s so 1975 to only be one thing on Halloween! “ ”
  9. 9. Usually what I do is gather information from wikitravel and compile my own guide book, i.e. I’m cheap. :) “ ”
  10. 10. If I’m not mistaken, according to the Republican party, Obama is now a terrorist, baby killer, socialist, communist, racist, boogie man, muslim, arab, satan, marxist, and leader of the plan to enslave the white race. “ ”
  11. 11. I’ve truly experienced Guatemalan life. I lived with a Guatemalan family, I went hunting for turtle eggs on the Pacific Coast, I climbed a volcano and I got hijacked. “ ”
  12. 12. When i travel It’s not to take pretty pictures and stay at nice hotels, it’s to see how a different culture operates and to try to learn something new about myself and humanity. “ ”
  13. 13. I know this is going to sound crazy, but when I was getting robbed I felt a sort of inner peace that almost made me want to smile. Since I’ve been in Guatemala I noted this unavoidable reality that I was this relatively rich American that can come and go as he pleases in the world. Even though I don’t think of myself as better or more important than anyone else in the world, my mere existence in Guatemala essentially was a display to the people that I was. But when I was being hijacked I realized that we all would have similar fates, and after the robbery was over we all exchanged purely human glances that said thank God we’re still alive! It transcended nationality, race, and social status. It was a truly humbling experience. “
  14. 14. You know that feeling of adrenaline that comes from traveling? The rush from Tokyo still hasn’t worn off yet! “
  15. 15. I took this Chinese medication that among other conditions was intended to combat “the effects of overindulgence of alcohol and smoking.” Funny how the same medication treats that and food poisoning. “ ”
  16. 16. Well actually you could handle getting murdered because it’s not like you would have to worry about it after the fact. “ ”
  17. 17. I made a deal that if Obama gets the nomination I am moving back to the states, if he doesn’t I’m staying away. At this moment I can’t make rational decisions so I’ve decided to leave it to fate. I’m the type of person who will make major life decisions by flipping a coin. Heads I traffic drugs, tails I run for congress. “
  18. 18. We were at a restaurant the other night and this table full of Australians were talking smack about Americans. I turned my head and said loudly with my american accent, you’re absolutely right! “ ”
  19. 19. I was thinking about this earlier, every time I talk to you, you are one step closer to becoming a lawyer. Strange. It’s like you are transforming into a different animal, like a caterpillar into a butterfly, or maybe like a sheep into a wolf. “ (on his friend Linda’s career path)
  20. 20. Did you ever see that movie where the guy lied on his app to Harvard Law and said he was black in order to get a full ride and he took pills to give him a darker complexion?...maybe I could do that. “
  21. 21. I must have been off my rocker when I concocted this crazy plan, but it’s even crazier that it’s actually doable!“ ”
  22. 22. I’m in Korea, surrounded by Korean children! Wouldn’t it be funny if they had me picking up trash instead? I knew my SDSU degree would take me places. “ ”
  23. 23. I just saw this horrible American movie with Tom Cruise called Lions and Lambs...stay far, far away. It was either that or seven movies in Korean to choose from. I knew it was long shot, but in hindsight, I should have just set my 7,000 Won on fire instead of paying to watch a movie with Tom Cruise. “
  24. 24. There's nothing better then spending an hour after clubbing all night, standing on a table singing karaoke to boy band songs. “ ”
  25. 25. I’m drunk in Delhi! “ ”
  26. 26. It’s refreshing that there’s someone on MTV with a bit of substance. The article implied, however, that this substance probably won’t be enough to turn around the struggling series. Back to 16-year-old pregnancies and birthday parties it is! “ ”
  27. 27. Just working in an office. The whole American dream. It’s not for me. “ ”
  28. 28. What is a startup really but smoke and mirrors and a few brains? “
  29. 29. I wanted to take the feelings of goodwill and brotherhood prompted by the holiday season (which I suspect is strongly correlated with increased alcohol and sugar consumption) as an opportunity to say that you’re beautiful. To each and every one of you. “ ”(from a December holiday ecard)
  30. 30. Did you hear about the stampede at a store in China that killed three people… it was a killer sale! “
  31. 31. Oh really, you like baby elephants? Well I just got back from providing art therapy to distressed orphan baby elephants in the wild in Indonesia. It was soo rewarding. Check out this photo. “ ”(on how to win over his crush who recently reported on crying baby elephants)
  32. 32. Lower Pac/Pac Heights: Can't live because I'm not a frat guy, don't like NFL, I'm gay, I'm not married nor a eccentric female over the age of 35 who has a lot of cats. “ ”(wisdom amidst a roommate search in San Francisco)
  33. 33. We just can't go aaaall the way to Tanzania and not see other parts of Africa as well. We could go scuba diving in Zanzibar as well. (We'll probably have to hang out there for a few days before we do that though so we don't get that thing where your brain explodes from going from high to low elevation) I hear Zanzibar is awesome. Why don't we do a safari while we're at it? Fuck it, let's do it all!!! Can't hold us back. “ (on plans to climb Mt. Kili for our 30th)
  34. 34. I am confident that, at the end of the day, we will realize that we gained some quick wins through the concepts I put into practice during my time at this company. Going forward, I will be on the same page with my employer – indeed singing from the same song sheet – and be thinking out of the box when it comes to finding the right projects to optimize. Initially, this process be similar to herding cats and will identify the square pegs in the round holes, but we will achieve some upside and a paradigm shift as we reach out and break the silos by going our separate ways. I quit. “ ”(paraphrasing a jab at business jargon)
  35. 35. Just imagine excusing yourself to use the bathroom and then coming back dressed in a chicken costume and quietly returning to your seat. “ ”(on how to make meetings more entertaining)
  36. 36. Omg I totally just laughed out loud when I read this. People in my office are going to wonder why they heard the sound of laughter. It's the equivalent to playing EDM in a library. “ ”(on his painfully quiet workplace)
  37. 37. Everybody needs a little more disco in their life.“ ”(stating the obvious)
  38. 38. Brian Christopher Lofland November 20, 1984- April 24, 2014
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