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A. J. Jacobs quotes and sayings

Journalist | Born: March 20, 1968
A. J. Jacobs motivational quote : The best we can do, to paraphrase Pollan, is to eat whole foods, mostly plants, and not too much.
A. J. Jacobs motivational quote : I find placebos uplifting and exhilarating. It means that taking action - no matter what the action is - might help you feel better.
A. J. Jacobs motivational quote : Cigarettes' cost far outweigh any resulting trimness, just as asphyxiation outweighs the benefits of stretching out the spine when you hang yourself from a shower curtain rod.
A. J. Jacobs motivational quote : Mormons were the first settlers. Not sure Joseph Smith would approve of today's topless showgirls and liquor. Though he would like the volcano at the Mirage. Everybody likes the volcano.
A. J. Jacobs motivational quote : Maybe taming my tongue will be good for me in the end. But it's pretty hard when you've got a world filled with idiots from Drunkopolis.
A. J. Jacobs motivational quote : When I was with the serpent-handlers in Tennessee, it was the most bizarre method of worship I could think of. Yet when you sit with these people, you can kind of see how it makes sense.
A. J. Jacobs motivational quote : Very few people changed the world by sitting on their couch.
A. J. Jacobs motivational quote : I grew up in a very secular home with no religion at all, so I was starting from zero.
A. J. Jacobs motivational quote : Step back for a minute. Pretend you're from Mars. From a coldly rational point of view, pedestrian helmets aren't a crazy idea.
A. J. Jacobs motivational quote : Paintings! They're like TV, but they don't move.
A. J. Jacobs motivational quote : It's hard to be in a bad mood when you're walking around looking like you're about to play the semifinals at Wimbledon.
A. J. Jacobs motivational quote : Scrabble - The game is available in Braille. That's a nice fact. This makes me feel better about humanity for some reason. I can't really explain why.