To augment Starbucks' leadership as the primary site of American social interchange, the chain a while ago began plastering bits of wisdom on their coffee cups. That is how I went for a soy latte but left with a Josh Groban quote lodged in my head." Music," he says, "is what I always turn to when I'm feeling a certain way." So true. So true. But Groban isn't the only guru doling out advice and pithy aphorisms. Accused rapist David Copperfield has got some wisdom of his own to share with your beverage!
"The most important thing in life is to stop saying 'I wish' and start saying 'I will.' Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities." —David Copperfield. He is identified as "Emmy Award-winning illusionist and founder of the charity Project Magic."
It makes us wonder what else might go wrong with the Starbucks quote-dispensing plan. (Seriously, what if they'd had like a Dog The Bounty Hunter quote before America found out about how he's a racist or whatever he is???)
Here are some of their other nuggets of smart:
- Heaven is totally overrated. It seems boring. Clouds, listening to people play the harp." — Joel Stein (Joel Stein!)
- I've never bought the "lowest common denominator" image of popular art. Too many artists worry that popularity is the same as being "middle of the road." I'm much more into the idea that the middle is the highest point. On a map, the center of a mountain is its peak. You need to climb very high to get there. — Dan Wilson, Musician. His songs can be heard on Starbucks Hear Music™ station, XM Satellite Radio Channel 75.
- Scientists tell us we only use 5% of our brains. But if they only used 5% of their brains to reach that conclusion, then why should we believe them? — Joseph Palm, Starbucks customer from Oshkosh, Wisconsin.