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Q: Do you have words to live by?
A: Jim Jarmusch once told me “Fast, Cheap, and Good…pick two. If it’s fast and cheap it won’t be good. If it’s cheap and good it won’t be fast. If it’s fast and good it won’t be cheap.” Fast, cheap, and good…pick (2) words to live by.

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source: “Tom Waits Spills the Beans to Tom Waits,” Sound Effects Blog, Boston Globe, May 22, 2008.

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“Wisdom isn’t cheap, and we pay for it with pain.”

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source: “Depression’s Upside,” The New York Times Magazine, February 25, 2010

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