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Motivation from famous entertainers: George Carlin puts life events into reality

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George Carlin (1937 - 2008) was a contemporary American comedian noted for pushing the limits of acceptability. He is most remembered for his comic routine about the seven words you could not say on television.

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Despite this irreverent comedy routine, Carlin had a unique way of looking at the beauty of life.

“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,” said Carlin, “But by the __________.” Choose the correct quote ending from the choices below.

  1. Number of days we’re above the ground.
  2. Number of friends we make.
  3. Memories we leave behind for others.
  4. Moments that take our breath away.

See the correct ending by clicking here.

Carlin won five Grammy awards in his career for his comic wit.

This is another installment of a series of quotes by famous entertainers. Some wonder how an entertainer can inspire someone trying to pursue a career or build a business. The truth is that entertainers must be shrewd businesspeople in order to manage their career, finances and public image. Short quotes from them often serve as an inspirational thought of the day.

Guillermo Williams of getmaximpact.com in Rochester Hills, Mich., recommends using motivational stories to help set a workplace culture of success.

“Motivational quotes are a great way to set a positive tone at the beginning of a week, workday or meeting,” says Williams. “By adding some information about the person being quoted you create credibility for the speaker and make the quote more impactful.”

This quote can be used for an individual’s daily reflection, preferably in the morning to get their attitude focused for the day. It also serves as an anecdote for employee training in the areas of:

  • Self-awareness.
  • Ethics.

This series is based on a motivational series from getmaximpact.com and is used by permission.

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