Phil tends to use great quotes, metaphors, chinese wisdom and other short verbalisms in his speeches and work. Here are some of his favourites...
"Money is the way that people with no talent keep score."
Michael Coppel, promoter
"One person with a belief is worth a thousand with merely an interest."
Ancient Chinese saying
"Stand by the river long enough and you'll see all the bodies of your enemies float by."
Another Chinese saying
Kimo's Rules are the ten commandments of living aloha. They are posted right opposite my desk and I live by them.
Never judge a day by the weather.
The best things in life aren't things.
Tell the truth--there's less to remember.
Speak softly and wear a loud shirt.
Goals are deceptive--the unaimed arrow never misses.
He who dies with the most toys--still dies.
Age is relative--when you're over the hill you pick up speed.
There are two ways to be rich--earn more or desire less.
Beauty is internal--looks mean nothing.
No rain--no rainbows.
The Ten Commandments of Modern Life!
Life Rewards Action
Measure your life and its quality based on results, not intentions.
You Create Your Own Experience
Accept that you, and only you, are accountable for your life, good or bad.
People Do What Works
Identify the hidden rewards that make you and others do what they do.
You Can't Change What You Don't Acknowledge
Be truthful about what isn't working in your life so you can change it.
You Either Get It Or You Don't
Find out what makes people tick so you can influence their behaviour.
There Is No Reality, Only Perception
Learn that whatever happens in life, it's up to you how you interpret it.
Life Is Managed, It Is Not Cured
Learn to manage your life as if you were running a company.
We Teach People How To Treat Us
Accept that you are responsible for how others treat you.
There Is Power In Forgiveness
Be aware of how anger and resentment can harm and control you.
You Have To Name It To Claim It
Be clear about what you want and have the courage to go and get it.
"Make no little enemies -- people with whom you differ for some petty, insignificant personal reason. Instead I would urge you to cultivate 'mighty opposites' -- people with whom you disagree on big issues, with whom you will fight to the end over fundamental convictions. And that fight, I can assure you, will be good for you and your opponent."
Thomas Watson, founder of IBM who also believed the world would only ever need maybe five computers.
"The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side."
"There is nothing in the world that some man cannot make a little worse and sell a little cheaper, and he who considers price only is that man's lawful prey."
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."
"Opera is when a guy gets stabbed in the back and, instead of bleeding, he sings."
"I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to."
"Modern music is people who can't think signing artists who can't write songs to make records for people who can't hear."
"I've made hundreds of legendary records that people talk about that didn't sell."
"You can't polish a turd."
Ted Nugent referring to recording on coke at night and the result the next day.
"You can't unring a bell."