Enoch L. Johnson quotes

  • The death of a dream can in fact serve as the vehicle that endows it with new form, with reinvigorated substance, a fresh flow of ideas, and splendidly revitalized color. In short, the power of a certain kind of dream is such that death need not indicate finality at all but rather signify a metaphysical and metaphorical leap forward.

  • If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.

  • The purpose of life is to amount to something and have it make some difference that you lived at all.

  • Science, in the very act of solving problems, creates more of them.

  • Find a need and fill it. Successful businesses are founded on the needs of people.

  • When we free ourselves from the constraints of ordinary goals and uninformed scoffers we will find ourselves roaring off the face of the earth.

  • If 'ecstasy' meant the sudden intrusion of the sacred into the ordinary, then it had just happened to me.

  • To my mind, to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.

  • Like many works of literature, Hollywood chooses for its villains people who strive for social dominance through the pursuit of wealth, prestige, and power. But the ordinary business of capitalism is much more egalitarian: It's about finding meaning and enjoyment in work and production.

  • Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvelous.