a smattering of bill burr quotes to bookend the short week

People who know me know I am a huge Billy Burr fan.  He’s an incredibly talented comedian but also doles out man-to-man advice via his podcast.  Ole Freckles has a way of putting things that cut right through all the bullshit verbose guys like me spew.

 

On being single too long and turning into an asshole:

“There’s this critical point when you stay single too long when your brain switches from, ‘Nah, don’t say that,’ to ‘Eh, say it.  See what happens.'”

 

On being interesting:

“A good story is always you doing something wrong, you know?  That’s why nice people are so damn boring.  I mean, they’re nice, but their stories suck.”

 

On taking a break from our shitty modern world:

“You’re a kid, your whole life is awesome.  It’s awesome, right?  You had no money, no ID, no cell phone, no nothing, no keys to the house.  You just ran outside into the woods.  You weren’t scared of nothing.  I challenge you to do that as an adult.  All your IDs, all your credit cards – just run out of the house with no phone, turn the corner where you can’t see your house, and not have a full on panic attack.”

 

On the reality of life:

Life doesn’t give a fuck if you don’t get the girl, it doesn’t give a fuck if you become homeless.  That whole guardian angel horseshit that this little Tinkerbell on your shoulder trying to guide you, it’s bullshit.  It’s on you.  And I know that can be overwhelming but it’s a powerful way of looking at your life.  You have the control to make it good or bad.

 

On going after your dreams:

“Realize that sleeping on a futon when you’re 30 is not the worst thing. You know what’s worse, sleeping in a king bed next to a wife you’re not really in love with but for some reason you married, and you got a couple kids, and you got a job you hate. You’ll be laying there fantasizing about sleeping on a futon. There’s no risk when you go after a dream. There’s a tremendous amount to risk to playing it safe.

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