Quotes on Originality, RSS

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    “The eyes of others our prisons; their thoughts our cages.” ~ Virginia Woolf
     
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    At each creative decision, ask whether you’re doing it a certain way because that’s the way you’ve seen it done before. If the answer is yes, then figure out if there’s a better way. You’ll stand apart from the rest, and we’ll love you for it.

    Adam Lisagor
     
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    Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different.

    T.S. Eliot
     
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    The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.

    Steve Jobs
     
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    Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.

    Steve Jobs
     
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    Remarkable work (is) “worthy of being remarked on.” We don’t find it remarkable when our expectations are met – only when they are exceeded, or when we are surprised by something completely unexpected.

    The 99 Percent
     
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    [Freedom of speech] isn’t something somebody else gives you. That’s something you give to yourself.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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    We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     
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    A cleric who loses his faith abandons his calling; a philosopher who loses his redefines his subject.

    Ernest Gellner
     
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    Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.

    H Thurman
     
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    Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally then to succeed unconventionally.

    John Maynard Keynes
     
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    You don’t want to be the best of the best. You just want to be the only one who does what you do.

    Jerry Garcia
     
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    No man remains quite what he was when he recognizes himself.

    Thomas Mann
     
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    Be as curious and respectful of other people as you can, be inventive about how to bring more excitement into your interactions- be out there.

    Susan Samuels-Drake, Quoted in The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, John Izzo
     
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    Be all of yourself…get a vision of your future that is authentic to yourself that will make a difference in the world.

    Joel Barker, Author and Futurist
     

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