Category Archives: a Brainy Dad

A Million Dollars’ Worth of Love

“The only way to get love is to be lovable. It’s very irritating if you have a lot of money. You’d like to think you could write a check: ‘I’ll buy a million dollars’ worth of love.’ But it doesn’t

A Million Dollars’ Worth of Love

“The only way to get love is to be lovable. It’s very irritating if you have a lot of money. You’d like to think you could write a check: ‘I’ll buy a million dollars’ worth of love.’ But it doesn’t

Nearly Every Moment

“Nearly every moment of every day, we have the opportunity to give something to someone else – our time, our love, our resources.” ~ S. Truett Cathy, Entrepreneur, Founder – Chick-fil-A, Founder – WinShape Foundation, Foster Parent (30 years), Horatio

Nearly Every Moment

“Nearly every moment of every day, we have the opportunity to give something to someone else – our time, our love, our resources.” ~ S. Truett Cathy, Entrepreneur, Founder – Chick-fil-A, Founder – WinShape Foundation, Foster Parent (30 years), Horatio

Whistle in a Barely Audible Way

“If the pressure is getting to you, whistle in a barely audible way. It’s the best way I know of to let go of tension. Music gets your mind off the situation, and the act of whistling melts the tension

Whistle in a Barely Audible Way

“If the pressure is getting to you, whistle in a barely audible way. It’s the best way I know of to let go of tension. Music gets your mind off the situation, and the act of whistling melts the tension

Love: More Than Attraction

“Love comes to everybody in many different ways. Attraction is always the first thing, no? But love must be more than that. It must be magic.” ~ Julio Iglesias, a.k.a. Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva Singer, Songwriter, Guinness Record

Love: More Than Attraction

“Love comes to everybody in many different ways. Attraction is always the first thing, no? But love must be more than that. It must be magic.” ~ Julio Iglesias, a.k.a. Julio José Iglesias de la Cueva Singer, Songwriter, Guinness Record

Wholeheartedly

“I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free.” ~ LL Cool J a.k.a. James Todd Smith , Rapper, Actor, Author & Entrepreneur

Wholeheartedly

“I think when you move past your fear and you go after your dreams wholeheartedly, you become free.” ~ LL Cool J a.k.a. James Todd Smith , Rapper, Actor, Author & Entrepreneur

The World Around You

“Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.” ~ Arnold

The World Around You

“Help others and give something back. I guarantee you will discover that while public service improves the lives and the world around you, its greatest reward is the enrichment and new meaning it will bring your own life.” ~ Arnold

Putting Your Name On It!

“The whole idea is whatever you do, have fun with it; try to make sure that it’s quality and something you don’t mind putting your name on.” ~ Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer & Grammy Awards (11x)

Putting Your Name On It!

“The whole idea is whatever you do, have fun with it; try to make sure that it’s quality and something you don’t mind putting your name on.” ~ Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Singer, Songwriter, Record Producer & Grammy Awards (11x)

Doing Art in New York

“Any excuse to live in New York and do art has to be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world.” ~ Tommy Chong, Comedian, Actor, Writer, Director, Activist & Musician

Doing Art in New York

“Any excuse to live in New York and do art has to be one of the most rewarding experiences in the world.” ~ Tommy Chong, Comedian, Actor, Writer, Director, Activist & Musician

Learn Something Every Day

“Even now, at 82 years old, if I don’t learn something every day, you know what I think? It’s a day lost.” ~ B. B. King, a.k.a. Riley Benjamin King Blues Singer, Electric Guitarist, Songwriter, Record Producer, Philanthropist, Co-Founder –

Learn Something Every Day

“Even now, at 82 years old, if I don’t learn something every day, you know what I think? It’s a day lost.” ~ B. B. King, a.k.a. Riley Benjamin King Blues Singer, Electric Guitarist, Songwriter, Record Producer, Philanthropist, Co-Founder –

An Emotional & Intellectual Art Experience

“What I look for when I see a piece of art for the first time is some kind of emotional, intellectual experience, that’s a combination of both of those things and is informed by my knowledge and something new that

An Emotional & Intellectual Art Experience

“What I look for when I see a piece of art for the first time is some kind of emotional, intellectual experience, that’s a combination of both of those things and is informed by my knowledge and something new that

If There’s a Bear CUB …

“When I was in Greenough, Montana, I came across a bear cub. I was off this path, and I thought, “If there’s a bear cub, that means there’s a mother bear somewhere nearby.” So, I doubled back. If I’d kept

If There’s a Bear CUB …

“When I was in Greenough, Montana, I came across a bear cub. I was off this path, and I thought, “If there’s a bear cub, that means there’s a mother bear somewhere nearby.” So, I doubled back. If I’d kept

Love & Admiration

“The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.” ~ Charles Kuralt, Journalist, Correspondent & News Anchor

Love & Admiration

“The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege.” ~ Charles Kuralt, Journalist, Correspondent & News Anchor

Totally Future-Oriented

“I’m so totally future-oriented that, for me, I don’t know what the future’s about, but I can promise you it’s gonna be exciting! ~ Kenny Rogers, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Record Producer, Guitarist & Fiddler

Totally Future-Oriented

“I’m so totally future-oriented that, for me, I don’t know what the future’s about, but I can promise you it’s gonna be exciting! ~ Kenny Rogers, Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Record Producer, Guitarist & Fiddler

Doers of Good Projects

“It’s nice to be asked to do good projects.” ~ Dougray Scott, Actor

Doers of Good Projects

“It’s nice to be asked to do good projects.” ~ Dougray Scott, Actor

Being a Black Being

“I love being black in America, and especially being black in Hollywood.” ~ Will Smith, a.k.a Willard Carroll Smith, Jr., Actor, Producer, Rapper & Songwriter

Being a Black Being

“I love being black in America, and especially being black in Hollywood.” ~ Will Smith, a.k.a Willard Carroll Smith, Jr., Actor, Producer, Rapper & Songwriter

Baseball Caps in the Attic

“You should never wear a baseball cap when working in close quarters in the attic: You never see that beam above you!” ~ Alex Trebek, Television Personality, Game Show Host & Actor

Baseball Caps in the Attic

“You should never wear a baseball cap when working in close quarters in the attic: You never see that beam above you!” ~ Alex Trebek, Television Personality, Game Show Host & Actor

Comfy in This Skin

“After all these years, I’ve done well and I’m cool. I feel comfortable in my skin, I’ve saved some paper, everybody’s healthy, my kids are beautiful and smart, doing different things, it’s all good.” ~ Eddie Murphy, Comedian, Actor, Writer,

Comfy in This Skin

“After all these years, I’ve done well and I’m cool. I feel comfortable in my skin, I’ve saved some paper, everybody’s healthy, my kids are beautiful and smart, doing different things, it’s all good.” ~ Eddie Murphy, Comedian, Actor, Writer,

Humanity’s Mixes

“It’s not even about black and white anymore, because so many people are from mixed backgrounds and mixed ethnicities, and it’s just a great time to be able to pull all that together.” ~ George Lopez, Comedian, Actor, Talk Show

Humanity’s Mixes

“It’s not even about black and white anymore, because so many people are from mixed backgrounds and mixed ethnicities, and it’s just a great time to be able to pull all that together.” ~ George Lopez, Comedian, Actor, Talk Show

With One’s Self All One’s Life

“I’ve been living with myself all of my life, so I know all of me. So when I watch me, all I see is me. It’s boring.” ~ Morgan Freeman, Actor, Film Director & Narrator

With One’s Self All One’s Life

“I’ve been living with myself all of my life, so I know all of me. So when I watch me, all I see is me. It’s boring.” ~ Morgan Freeman, Actor, Film Director & Narrator

A Right to Be

“I’ve always been supportive of the right of Israel as a state, and I’ve always fought against anti-Semitism, even in my own community.” ~ Harry Belafonte, Singer, Songwriter, Actor & Social Activist

A Right to Be

“I’ve always been supportive of the right of Israel as a state, and I’ve always fought against anti-Semitism, even in my own community.” ~ Harry Belafonte, Singer, Songwriter, Actor & Social Activist

An Opera in the Cotton Fields

“I used to work in the cotton fields a lot when I was young. There were a lot of African Americans working out there. A lot of Mexicans – the blacks and the whites and the Mexicans, all out there

An Opera in the Cotton Fields

“I used to work in the cotton fields a lot when I was young. There were a lot of African Americans working out there. A lot of Mexicans – the blacks and the whites and the Mexicans, all out there

A Most Satisfying Victory

“The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles, and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition.” ~ Gustav Stresemann, Politician and Statesman

A Most Satisfying Victory

“The life of the individual is a continuous combat with errors and obstacles, and no victory is more satisfying than the one achieved against opposition.” ~ Gustav Stresemann, Politician and Statesman

Taking the Pace that Love Goes

“In life, you have to take the pace that love goes. You don’t force it. You just don’t force love, you don’t force falling in love, you don’t force being in love – you just become. I don’t know how

Taking the Pace that Love Goes

“In life, you have to take the pace that love goes. You don’t force it. You just don’t force love, you don’t force falling in love, you don’t force being in love – you just become. I don’t know how

Go for ‘Great’

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ~ John D. Rockefeller, Business Magnate, Philanthropist, Founder: Standard Oil Company, University of Chicago, Rockefeller University, General Education Board & the Rockefeller Foundation

Go for ‘Great’

“Don’t be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.” ~ John D. Rockefeller, Business Magnate, Philanthropist, Founder: Standard Oil Company, University of Chicago, Rockefeller University, General Education Board & the Rockefeller Foundation

The Catalyzing Ingredient

“Motivation is the catalyzing ingredient for every successful innovation.” ~ Clayton Christensen, Scholar, Educator, Author, Business Consultant, Missionary, & Co-Founder – Rose Park Advisors & Innosight

The Catalyzing Ingredient

“Motivation is the catalyzing ingredient for every successful innovation.” ~ Clayton Christensen, Scholar, Educator, Author, Business Consultant, Missionary, & Co-Founder – Rose Park Advisors & Innosight