Quotes which stuck (Sept ‘23)

Alwyn Lau
2 min readSep 27, 2023

“We must learn how to wait (and experience lethargy), not because it helps us get ahead, but because to endure something is to mark time differently.” — Hu Tung Hui

“Never be proud to do the right thing, just do it” — Ange Postecoglou

“You pass yourself off as cynical but you still have some faith in the system, don’t you?” — Jared Vennett in The Big Short

“Sometimes things go wrong, no matter what we promise” — quote from The Last Voyage of the Demeter

“Don’t voluntarily take days off from exercising; let the days off come through life.” — Jocko Willink

“These individuals have riches just as we say that we ‘have a fever’, when really the fever has us.” — Seneca

“It is far more lucrative and fun to leverage your strengths instead of attempting to fix all the chinks in your armor. The choice is between multiplication of results using strengths or incremental improvement fixing weaknesses that will, at best, become mediocre. Focus on better use of your best weapons instead of constant repair.” — Tim Ferriss

“When you are laughing with someone, you cannot be Othering them, too.” — Felix Marquardt

“The problems you get from eating unhealthily are less than the benefits you get from exercising well.” — Peter Attia

“There are places where my identity is obscure to me. One is unknowable to others because one is first unknowable to oneself. To remain in that state, in a condition of unknowing, is also to remain in amazement.” — Édouard Glissant



Alwyn Lau

Edu-trainer, Žižek studies, amateur theologian, columnist.