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Quotes by Matt Maldre

Everyone should have their own collection of insightful quotes they have said. Thanks to the age of the internet, I’m able to go back to previous blog posts and comments to find some of my sayings.

“Giving thanks are the concrete steps to happiness”
Matt Maldre, 2008

“Walking backwards is a lot like life. You can’t really see where you going, only where you’ve been. You can kinda know where you are going, but you never know exactly what’s ahead.”
Matt Maldre, circa 1997

“Because we live on a globe, wherever you are, you are on top of the world.”
Matt Maldre, 2003

“With large umbrellas, come large responsibilities.”
Matt Maldre, 2003

“Age is not how old you are, but how many years of fun you’ve had.”
Matt Maldre, 2007

“There’s none better traction than the treads on your own two shoes.”
Matt Maldre, 2008

“Do not throw away unused napkins.”
Matt Maldre, 2008

“Tourists who go to outer space should stay out there.”
Matt Maldre, 2008 (IM conversation with Lisa S)

“Every person has their own black hole inside their head.”
Matt Maldre, 2008 (IM conversation with Lisa S, just minutes after the previous quote about outer space)

“I like the word ‘understanding,’ because it’s standing under something. We always try to climb on top of things, instead of getting underneath.”
Matt Maldre, circa 2008

“It is better to dork, than to not dork.”
Matt Maldre, 2008

“Always rip a paper towel in half before using.”
Matt Maldre, 2009

“Cuz sometimes somethings just gotta be in all caps.”
Matt Maldre, 2009

“Chocolate chips are like all caps.”
Matt Maldre, 2010

“The back row gives you freedom.”
Matt Maldre, 2010

Update to the understanding quote: 
“Understanding is standing under something together.”
Matt Maldre, 2016

“When we hold onto time tightly by the minute, is when we feel that time flies by the year.”
Matt Maldre, 2019

I encourage anyone to write something down if you or someone else says something insightful.

29 Responses to Quotes by Matt Maldre

  1. Tom Saaristo July 22, 2008 at 2:14 pm #

    How timely! I recently started a word document listing my original quotes!

  2. Tall Expression July 22, 2008 at 9:22 pm #

    whoo, whoo, I’m in! I feel so special!!! my favorite saying is….” Age is not how old you are, but how many years of fun you ve had.” Matt Maldre, 2007 and “With large umbrellas, come large responsibilities” Matt Maldre, 2003 believe me, you should see my eh.. umbrellas!!! so much….too much…. I can’t take it!! Calgon!!!

  3. Matt Maldre July 23, 2008 at 9:09 pm #

    Here’s a new one. “It is better to dork, than to not dork.” Matt Maldre, 2008

  4. Tall Expression July 23, 2008 at 9:16 pm #

    To dork or not to dork? Is that the questions… ?I love dorks, never talk about my dorks… I’m a dork! Yeah, dorks and geeks rule the planet!!! As it should be.. Adrienne,

  5. unlikelymoose July 25, 2008 at 8:45 am #

    here’s one from me from about a year ago: “I only like math when it’s in my favor”. -erik maldre 2007

  6. Matt Maldre July 28, 2008 at 2:20 pm #

    “Tourists who go to outer space should stay out there.” –matt maldre, 2008 (IM conversation with Lisa S) “Every person has their own black hole inside their head.” –matt maldre, 2008 (IM conversation with Lisa S, just minutes after the first quote)

  7. Matt Maldre July 28, 2008 at 2:37 pm #

    “So many of us speak foolish when we should be speaking english.” –Matt Maldre, 2008 (same IM conversation as the previous one!)

  8. Matt Maldre July 28, 2008 at 2:45 pm #

    I just re-read that last quote by me and it sounds like it might have racist undertones. But it really doesn’t. Here is the origin of this quote: ========================================== Lisa S: anyway, what i was saying was, space junk gets eaten up by our black hole, which will then ultimately end up getting spit out by the corresponding white hole it’s a neverending cycle! spudart: WHITE HOLE? spudart: NO WAY spudart: YOU SPEAK FOOLISH spudart: please speak english Lisa S: a white hole is the opposite of a black hole instead of sucking things in, it spits stuff out in massive amounts spudart: “So many of us speak foolish when we should be speaking english.” –Matt Maldre, 2008 ========================================== and yes, when i’m typing in an instant message to be a great quote, I do put it in quotes and put my attribution on it. That makes it funny.

  9. Lisa Schryver July 29, 2008 at 2:55 pm #

    One of my favorite Matt-ributes is the fact that you can have two conversations in one with him. The first conversation is what YOU think you’re talking about with him. The second conversation is what the conversation morphs into after he adds his little interjections. (See previous posts above for examples.) In that conversation, we started out talking about weird happenings in space and ended up with several new quotes! How do ya like that?!

  10. Lisa Schryver July 30, 2008 at 1:23 pm #

    “If you’re going to make a weird salad, at least make it a good weird salad.” — Lisa S., 2008

  11. Lisa Schryver July 30, 2008 at 1:25 pm #

    If there are any foodies on this board, what the eff is a currant? Apparently, there are some in my salad from Corner Bakery. Not sure if I like that.

  12. Tom Saaristo July 30, 2008 at 1:41 pm #

    +raising hand+ Foodie here! A currant is a small variety of the seedless grape. I put them in my Carrot Cake 😉

  13. Lisa Schryver July 30, 2008 at 1:48 pm #

    Thanks Tom! I seriously want to return this salad. I’m not sure what the culprit is, but something in there is super crunchy — like take-out-a-filling kinda crunchy. Here’s what’s SUPPOSED to be in there: “Crisp green apples, toasted walnuts, bleu cheese and currants tossed with our mixed greens, balsamic vinaigrette and harvest crisps.” I know, I know. The obvious culprit would likely be the “harvests crisps” (a.k.a. croutons), but I haven’t eaten any! Hope I’m not eating bugs.

  14. Tom Saaristo July 30, 2008 at 2:13 pm #

    Currants are harder than raisins, but unless they are ancient, they aren’t “super crunchy”. I’d definitely take the salad back and talk to the manager.

  15. Matt Maldre July 30, 2008 at 10:55 pm #

    “Super crunchy currants are not good.” Matt Maldre, 2008

  16. Matt Maldre April 20, 2009 at 8:57 am #

    “Always rip a paper towel in half before using.” Matt Maldre, 2009

  17. Matt Maldre April 22, 2009 at 11:20 pm #

    “Cuz sometimes somethings just gotta be in all caps” Matt Maldre, 2009

  18. Matt Maldre January 6, 2010 at 9:42 am #

    “Chocolate chips are like all caps” Matt Maldre, 2010

  19. Matt Maldre January 6, 2010 at 9:56 am #

    Wow. The last two quotes are almost a year apart and yet they are both about all-caps. Incredible. I really love the all-caps.

  20. Matt Maldre August 10, 2010 at 9:45 am #

    “The back row gives you freedom.” Matt Maldre, 2010

  21. Matt Maldre October 10, 2010 at 6:53 pm #

    “Search for variety in between the rhythm of what we already know, and you will find wonder.” Matt Maldre, 2010

  22. Matt Maldre July 18, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    “I prefer chocolate as the solution to most things.” Matt Maldre, 2011

  23. Matt Maldre July 19, 2011 at 9:04 am #

    “Instead of saying ‘what do you love? Get more of it;’ say this ‘what do you love? Give more of it.'” Matt Maldre, 2011

  24. Matt Maldre August 4, 2011 at 3:43 pm #

    “Sometimes I just want to cover myself in dorkness.” Matt Maldre, 2011

  25. Matt Maldre October 1, 2013 at 6:52 am #

    The best way to show appreciation for someone’s work is to give them ample time to work.
    —Matt Maldre, 2013 source: https://twitter.com/mattmaldre/status/381034237828538368

    (Keywords: Appreciation, Corporate, Lots Of Time, More Time, Stress, Thank You, Thanks, Thanksgiving, Time, Work, Workplace, time management, planning)

  26. Matt Maldre November 11, 2013 at 10:28 am #

    When we lose our wonder for the weather, we try to control everything.
    —Matt Maldre, 2013 source: https://twitter.com/spudart/status/400026570468761600

  27. Matt Maldre April 24, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    “Ubiquitous airflight makes people hate their weather at home.”
    Source: https://twitter.com/mattmaldre/statuses/423871246288560128 January 16, 2014

    “Eating a chocolate bunny with my bare hands makes me feel like a chocolate coyote.”
    Source: https://twitter.com/mattmaldre/status/458338379881787393 April 21, 2014

    ‚ÄúI’ve already won the lottery, because I’m thankful for my life where it’s at right now.‚Äù
    Source: https://twitter.com/mattmaldre/statuses/413082863366856704 December 17, 2013

  28. Matt Maldre April 2, 2019 at 3:09 pm #

    “When we hold onto time tightly by the minute, is when we feel that time flies by the year.”
    Matt Maldre, 2019

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