Dan Peña: "3 or 4 of you have asked me about 'Tips'. That's hilarious to me. 'Do you have any tips?'
I mean are you retarded? [..] Where does that word come from - 'Tips'? What's it mean?"
Student: "Easy way out"
Dan Peña: "Yes! There are no motherfucker shortcuts YouTube retards! You take the hill by charging up and taking casualties. Collateral damage. In your particular case it's all emotional. Very seldom physical.
'Tips'... Fuck. That's hilarious to me.
It's like asking a Navy seal, "Uh, you got any tips on how we are going to take this fucking bunker?" I mean Jesus. "Got any tips"?
Or for the guys that fought Mike Tyson, "You got any tips on how to fight Mike?"
"Another thing i said this yesterday, just because you haven't done it, just because you've never been around somebody that hasn't done it, and just because you've never heard of it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Because absence of evidence is not evidence of their absence.
I'm going to say some things that are real foreign to you. Some things that you've been taught by your parents, your grandparents, in school - and basically all that is crap [..]
The high performance people that I will continue to allude to all day long live in a different world than you. They came from the same world as you did, but they live in a different world - they think differently."
"You've lived under the proposition that Logic is a logical process which leads to an incorrect conclusion.
You use logic to run your business. That's crap!
When John Kennedy said 'we're going put a man on the moon this decade. Land him safely and bring him back, all before the Russians.'
There was nothing logical about that. As we know it today we didn't have NASA. We didn't have a damn rocket that could take a 200 lbs payload off the ground. Ours weren't as good as scud missiles.
What happened? October something, 1969 we put a man on the moon. And that was a dodgy deal too cause they ran out of fuel and all kinds of other things happened.
Was that logical?
You think anything great in this country was based on logic?
They told Henry Ford 'we can't make a V8.' Old man Henry didn't understand it, he had about a 4th grade education. 'You're going to make a V8 or you ain't going to be here.' They come back a little later, 'we can't make a V8.' 'I'm tell you again...' They made a V8!
Just think if you ran your businesses, oh forget your businesses, if ran your life like that. As a requisite to run your life like that you'd better not be worried what your neighbors think."