“You’ve got to be able to hold a lot of contradictory ideas in your mind without going nuts. I feel like to do my job right, when I walk out on stage I’ve got to feel like it’s the most important thing in the world. Also I’ve got to feel like, well, it’s only rock and roll. Somehow you’ve got to believe both of those things.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“…It’s all sort of dreams and it’s all illusion. It’s theater; it’s not real. We’re making up stories, you know, and people tend to run into you and believe you are your characters. And I suppose the funny thing is the longer you go, you do become sort of some version of [your characters]. You both diverge from them – you know – you live, but you also permanently inhabit that geography and that mental space – and so you do morph a little bit. We do become what we imagine.”

 

Bruce Springsteen

“I’m not a master. I’m a student-master, meaning that I have the knowledge of a master and the expertise of a master, but I’m still learning. So I’m a student-master. I don’t believe in the word ‘master.’ I consider the master as such when they close the casket.”

 

Bruce Lee

“A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.”

 

Bruce Lee

“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”

 

Bruce Lee

“The mind is like a fertile garden in which anything that is planted, flowers or weeds, will grow.”

 

Bruce Lee

“You have to perform to the best of your ability, and if you have to argue stringently, if you have to persist and to state your case strongly, then you do it.”

Bronwyn Bishop

“Your earning ability today is largely dependent upon your knowledge, skill and your ability to combine that knowledge and skill in such a way that you contribute value for which customers are going to pay.”

 

Brian Tracy

“Never complain, never explain. Resist the temptation to defend yourself or make excuses.”

 

Brian Tracy

“You are a living magnet. What you attract into your life is in in harmony with your dominant thoughts.”

 

Brian Tracy

“From an athlete’s perspective, to cancel the Olympics in regards to the threats would be absolutely devastating – especially since the Olympics – it’s really about people meeting together through sports and putting aside their countries’ differences for that time.”

 

Brian Boitano

“I say to the young blokes, when you get asked for an autograph, don’t knock it back because there’ll be a time where no one will ask you.”

Brett Kenny

“Shoot straight, you bastards! Don’t make a mess of it!”

 

Breaker Morant

“There’s no right. There’s no wrong. There’s only popular opinion.”

 

Brad Pitt

“The world cares very little about what a man or woman knows; it is what the man or woman is able to do that counts.”

 

Booker T. Washington

“There is no such thing as an inevitable war. If war comes it will be from failure of human wisdom.”

 

Bonar Law

“I scarcely know the meaning of your question; much less can I answer it.”

 

Boethius

“The Way is basically perfect. It doesn’t require perfecting. The Way has no form or sound. It’s subtle and hard to perceive. It’s like when you drink water: you know how hot or cold it is, but you can’t tell others.”

 

Bodhidharma

“To find Buddha, you have to see your nature. Whoever sees his nature is a Buddha. If you don’t see your nature, invoking buddhas, reciting sutras, making offerings, and keeping precepts are all useless. Invoking buddhas results in good karma, reciting sutras results in a good memory, keeping precepts results in good rebirth, and making offerings results in future blessings-but no Buddha.”

 

Bodhidharma