Dave McAlister Barry is a Pulitzer Prize winning American author who has written numerous books or parody and humor and comedic novels too. Over the years he has learned many things that he has put into hilarious quotes. These quotes are actually important words of wisdom that may make your life easier by knowing them now, instead of waiting 60 years to find out. Here are some quotes that may actually take you a lifetime to learn.
1. You Should Not Confuse Your Career With Your Life
People get so busy building their career that they forget to live. You should keep in mind that what you do for a living is only a part of your life. If things don’t go as planned, you can always move on and do something different. In your quest for success, do not forget the real things that truly matter, love and friendship. Spend more time with your loved ones and try to enjoy the little moments in life so that when you look back one day, you know you spent your time doing the right things.
2. The Most Destructive Force In The Universe Is Gossip
Gossip is a destructive force that can lead to miscommunication and can break relationships. Refrain from talking negatively about anyone. If you have a problem with what someone does, talk to them and let them know what you feel. Never spread rumors if you don’t exactly know the truth. Gossip is like a vile poison don’t let it kill your relationship with anyone.
3. Nobody Cares If You Can’t Dance Well, Just Get Up And Dance
You may be afraid to break loose and have a good time because of your insecurities. The main thing to keep in mind is that everyone else has their own insecurities, and they do not really care about how you look and what you do. You should not be bothered about what others think as long as you are having a good time.
4. A Person Who Is Nice To You But Rude To The Waiter Is Not A Nice Person
This quote is especially helpful to those who just starting dating new people. The person you are dating will definitely behave well with you as they are trying to impress you, but how they act with others is an important sign to look out for. That shows their true nature and how they will eventually be when they win you over and do not need to make an effort to behave extra nicely.
5. There Is A Very Fine Line Between Hobby And Mental Illness
It is good to have a hobby that you can pursue in your free time but keep in mind not to take it too far. When you are overly obsessed with something, it becomes a mental illness, not a hobby. Use your time well and go out and enjoy a wide variety of fun things that are out there instead of being glued to your phone, tablet, or gaming console.
6. Never Be Afraid To Try Something New
Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic. You will never know if you are good or bad at something unless you give it a shot. If you are good at something new, you should be glad you tried it, and if you are bad at it, you can always practice and become better. You should never be afraid to take chances as the biggest regret in life is not having done something when you had the chance.
7. Your Friends Love You Anyway
You may make fun of your friends, fight with them sometimes, and even embarrass them from time to time. But, they will always love you no matter what. As time goes on, your friends become your family and your relationship with them becomes stronger as you are bound together by love and maturity. They will love you the same way you love them.
Your main aim in life should be to make the best of it with the ones you love. Work hard when you need to, but take the time to enjoy and relax as well. You only live once, live it well.