Anything, Anywhere. . .

Industry Observer CalDRE #01165532


Anything, Anywhere

And All At Once. . .  


This post title is not-so-loosely inspired by the name of the 2022 movie Everything Everywhere All At Once.  But this has nothing to do with that or any film.  Although it won much acclaim and received many awards, I didn’t see it. 


While the preview didn’t prompt a visit to the theater for me, its title was intriguing.  Life can seem complicated and a bit messed-up.


While quotes can provide additional insight, confusion may still remain at times.  Here are some words which may be familiar as well as others not as well-known. All kinds of things can seem to come together. And sometimes clarity makes an appearance as the chaos begins to clear:


If you’re not making mistakes,

you’re not doing anything. 

John Wooden

Don’t grieve. 

Anything you lose comes round in another form. 


Anyone who has never made a mistake

has never tried anything new.

Albert Einstein

If you are in a spaceship

that is traveling at the speed of light,

and you turn on the headlights,

does anything happen? 

Steven Wright

I am convinced of this: 

Good done anywhere is good done everywhere. 

For a change,

start by speaking to people

rather than walking by them

like they’re stones that don’t matter. 

As long as you’re breathing,

it’s never too late to do some good. 

Maya Angelou


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Posted by

Michael Jacobs


CalBRE # 01165532

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

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Comments (36)

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Michael Jacobs I can share that Everything, Everywhere, All At Once was a long strange trip but had a beautiful message and over all was a good movie. You  shared some very inspiring quotes here, thank you!

Apr 10, 2023 03:12 PM
Michael Jacobs

Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets - I am glad you added your take on the movie - thank you.  I certainly enjoyed the interviews I saw with those connected with it.  They generally seemed surprised at the attention it received.  Sometimes backstories become .  much bigger.  

Apr 10, 2023 06:07 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Michael,

Interesting... Every one of those quotes is from a person that I admire.  I appreciate your ability to look for quality and inspiration in your quotes.  Thank you!

Apr 10, 2023 06:21 PM
Michael Jacobs

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - thank you for noticing - I appreciate that.  

Apr 10, 2023 06:31 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Happy Monday Michael Jacobs ,

I'm late joining the discussion but love all the inspiring quotes you posted.. everyone of the authors I've found quotes that "speak to me but Maya Angelou's message I take to heart every day. Never heard of the movie so no help there!

Apr 10, 2023 06:47 PM
Michael Jacobs

Dorie Dillard Austin TX - the Internet has come to mean that the discussion never ends.  Maybe that it was those unintended intended consequences of online communication.  "We" don't necessarily know when "speaking" will be heard.  

Apr 11, 2023 04:49 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Michael Jacobs, the title of the movie sums up my life at the moment. I love the quote by Maya Angelou, I was fortunate enough to listen to her at a dinner many years ago and she said this quote, and I can still hear her. 

Apr 10, 2023 08:48 PM
Michael Jacobs


Beth Atalay - it's interesting to me as I hear quotes speak to me at times in different ways.  There is that element of time again plus place as well as sorts of situations and circumstances come together to make that happen.  It can seem messed-up and mixed up yet all it all comes together.  Well, in some ways.   

How fortunate for that Maya Angelou experience.  I can understand why it was so memorable. 

Apr 11, 2023 04:51 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Featured in BananaTude!


Apr 10, 2023 09:08 PM
Michael Jacobs

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker - thank you for the BT feature.  I appreciate it - apeel and everything else.  It comes together.     🍌🍌🍌🐒🍌🍌🍌

Apr 11, 2023 04:59 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten

Indeed Michael 🍌😄

Apr 11, 2023 09:43 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael Jacobs never heard of the movie.... hence I never saw it:) now with that said any message from John Wooden and Albert Einstein has my attention:)Endre

Apr 10, 2023 09:26 PM
Michael Jacobs

Endre Barath, Jr. - I can understand and agree with your comment about how certain quotes and their authors speak to me.  

Apr 11, 2023 05:01 AM
Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

We all face challenges during our journey of life but it's knowing and implementing the right solutions that produces the best outcomes IMO physically and pyschologically. 

Apr 11, 2023 01:02 AM
Michael Jacobs

Kimo Jarrett - nicely expressed.  Thank you for the comment.  

Apr 11, 2023 05:02 AM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Broker | Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Congrations on the features! And like Maya Angelou says "its never too late to do some good" --- thank you for doing that here!

Apr 11, 2023 05:51 AM
Michael Jacobs

Emily Medvec - a BananaTude feature has long been apeeling to me.  

Apr 11, 2023 06:26 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Michael.

I have made more than my share of mistakes.

Have a great day. We have a beautiful day in Maryland.

Apr 11, 2023 06:39 AM
Michael Jacobs

Roy Kelley - Happy Tuesday!

Apr 11, 2023 07:30 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Michael, haven't ever seen that movie, but sounds like I didn't miss anything!

Apr 11, 2023 12:42 PM
Michael Jacobs

Joan Cox - although I might not say that exactly, there were many who raved about it.  

Apr 11, 2023 02:07 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

I'm not one to go to the movies, but I do look forward to seeing the movie when available at home.

Great quotes!

Apr 12, 2023 08:33 AM
Michael Jacobs

Sharon Tara - since I do not keep track of movie-streaming, I am not sure if EEAAO is now available or its timeline in that regard.  I am well aware that you enjoy the comfort of your home and all the conveniences it offers.  It's likely not to be any sort of competition with the local cineplex.  


Apr 12, 2023 09:23 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

GREAT quotes.  Love them all.  Albert Einstein - direct and to the point!

Apr 12, 2023 03:13 PM
Michael Jacobs

Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ - it seems to me, his succinctness is to a part of his signature.   

Apr 12, 2023 04:30 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ

Wholeheartedly agree!  I'm also partial to Maya Angelou :) Making it a point to address others, making full eye contact and answering when they ask how I am with a, "fine, and how are you?"  Hope you have a great day!

Apr 13, 2023 11:42 AM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Michael, Thanks for the quotes.  Basically makes me think... don't be life... be good to others even in small ways.  

Apr 13, 2023 10:21 AM
Michael Jacobs

Gloria Todor - that's the thing about quotes as far as I can tell, the words can be interpreted differently by each of us.  And that can vary even by the individual based on situation and circumstance.  Of course, timing comes into play too.  Plus lots of other factors too.  

Apr 13, 2023 10:31 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Michael Jacobs - Maya and Steven Wright's quotes were very satisfying to me! Both are worth continous pondering. 

Apr 14, 2023 04:16 AM
Michael Jacobs

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - prescribing a pondering moment may meet the minimum daily recommendation for better living.   Perhaps.  Anyway, it's something to think about.  

Apr 14, 2023 04:40 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - I know exactly what you mean, I have been pondering my whole life. 

Apr 14, 2023 04:53 AM
Michael Jacobs

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - pondering can be accomplished anywhere anytime and by anyone.  All at once too.  

Apr 14, 2023 05:08 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Michael Jacobs I saw everywhere all at once and thought what and where is this? Decided It was not my speed and less than halfway through it decided I had better things to do with my time. Luckily I did not see it in the movies but streamed it so shutting it down was not a big deal. 

Loved all your quoted they were spot on 

Apr 14, 2023 09:11 AM
Michael Jacobs

Hannah Williams - thank you for sharing your thoughts about the film.  While the title intrigued me, the preview failed to deliver me to any seat.  

Apr 14, 2023 09:23 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Great Post!

Loved ...

As long as you’re breathing, it’s never too late to do some good. 

Apr 22, 2023 01:50 PM
Michael Jacobs

Diana Dahlberg - I think it's a line that lasts.  

Apr 22, 2023 04:33 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Have not seen that movie, Michael but have experienced the title, metaphorically, several times in life and assuredly will again. Out of the frying pan and into the fire, comes to mind!

Had to think about that for a second. LOL

May 02, 2023 11:24 AM
Michael Jacobs

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - while my skills in the kitchen are questionable at best, I do understand the skillet reference in your comment.  🍳🙃🍳

May 03, 2023 06:07 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Michael, I love these quotes and respect these particular authors.  I did check out the movie on the internet, thinking to perhaps pencil it in my schedule.  Been years (!) since I  attended a movie theater to see a movie.  And now days, not sure I want to be in such a public place or even a Mall.

May 08, 2023 03:07 PM
Michael Jacobs

Jane Chaulklin-Schott - I understand that movie-going has lost interest for many.  Meanwhile, I still participate although it seems to be not as often as it used to be.  Life goes on. . .   

May 08, 2023 08:31 PM
Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Phone Direct 240-506-2434 | 301-681-0550 office - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

Hi Michael, I love these quotes and each one is inspiring in its own way. My favorite is Maya Angelou's.  I try to reach out to anyone in my travels and share a kind word.  I especially focus on those who look like they could be lifted up by my sharing a compliment or kind gesture.

May 11, 2023 01:22 PM
Michael Jacobs

Barbara Michaluk - I believe kindness matters.  It might not always be as apparent in the moment, but the longer-term impact cannot be diminished in my opinion.  

May 11, 2023 03:52 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Hi Michael! I can't believe I missed this post - almost TWO MONTHS ago too! 

I haven't seen the movie but, it is on my list to see. As for the quotes - I love them all. I'm especially fond of Maya Angelou and John Wooden. Someone in the Rain recently gifted me a book by John Wooden and I have enjoyed a daily dose of his highly motivational quotes.

Jun 04, 2023 07:16 AM
Michael Jacobs

Debe Maxwell, CRS - The Wizard from Westwood spread many words of wisdom in his day.  On and away from the court he knew so well.  

Jun 04, 2023 07:20 AM