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Quotes by A.J. Jacobs - (16 quotes)

A.J. Jacobs - From the Adventure category:

I know that you should always say yes to adventures or you'll lead a very dull life. (A.J. Jacobs)

A.J. Jacobs - From the Books category:

My reading list grows exponentially. Every time I read a book, it'll mention three other books I feel I have to read. It's like a particularly relentless series of pop-up ads. (A.J. Jacobs)

A.J. Jacobs - From the Education category:

I know that knowledge and intelligence are not the same thing - but they do live in the same neighborhood. I know once again, firsthand, the joy of learning. (A.J. Jacobs)

A.J. Jacobs - From the Emotion category:

Behavior shapes emotions. (A.J. Jacobs)

A.J. Jacobs - From the Gratitude category:

I've started to look at life differently. When you're thanking God for every little you - every meal, every time you wake up, every time you take a sip of water - you can't help but be more thankful for life itself, for the unlikely and miraculous fact that you exist at all. (A.J. Jacobs)

A.J. Jacobs - From the Health category:

...Med students panic their first year when they learn all the diseases. It's not until the second year that they learn the cures. (A.J. Jacobs)

A.J. Jacobs - From the Health category:

My immune system has always been overly welcoming of germs. It's far too polite, the biological equivalent of a southern hostess inviting y'all nice microbes to stay awhile and have some artichoke dip. (A.J. Jacobs)

A.J. Jacobs - From the History category:

I know that history is simultaneously a bloody mess and a collection of feats so inspiring and amazing they make you proud to share the same DNA structure with the rest of humanity. I know you'd better focus on the good stuff or you're screwed. (A.J. Jacobs)

A.J. Jacobs - From the Keys category:

The key to making healthy decisions is to respect your future self. Honor him or her. Treat him or her like you would treat a friend or a loved one. (A.J. Jacobs)

A.J. Jacobs - From the Miracles category:

Sometimes miracles occur only when you jump in. (A.J. Jacobs)

A.J. Jacobs - From the Obsession category:

I'm addicted to self-improvement. The thing is, there's so damn much about myself to improve. (A.J. Jacobs)

A.J. Jacobs - From the Procrastination category:

How do you gag the voice in your head that says, 'You don't have to [do it] today. There's always tomorrow.'? (A.J. Jacobs)

A.J. Jacobs - From the Religion category:

I now believe that whether or not there's a God, there is such a thing as sacredness. Life is sacred... There is something transcendent, beyond the everyday. It's possible that we humans created this sacredness ourselves, but that doesn't take away from its power or importance. (A.J. Jacobs)

A.J. Jacobs - From the Technology category:

Paintings! They're like TV, but they don't move. (A.J. Jacobs)

A.J. Jacobs - From the Thinking category:

It is easier to act yourself into a new way of thinking, than it is to think yourself into a new way of acting. (A.J. Jacobs)

A.J. Jacobs - From the Thought category:

Think of negative speech as verbal pollution. And that's what I've been doing: visualizing insults and gossip as a dark cloud, maybe one with some sulfur dioxide. Once you've belched it out, you can't take it back... The interesting thing is, the less often I vocalize my negative thoughts, the fewer negative thoughts I cook up in the first place. (A.J. Jacobs)