”If you sell your expertise you have a limited repertoire. If you sell your ignorance, you have an unlimited repertoire. He was selling his ignorance and his desire to learn about a subject. The journey of him going from not knowing to knowing was his work.
— Richard Saul Wurman, founder of TED, about Charles Eames’ approach to life (via andyetcetera)
One recognizes one’s course by discovering the paths that stray from it.
— Albert Camus
Oh no. I think my dad just got a Twitter account.
— Stephen Menton
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
— Lao Tzu, via Alex Cottin
We ain’t got time to be tired, we got a long, long way to go.
— Roy Ayers
One great big small thing, like pollen in the spring breeze.
— Bilal, All Matter
Everything starts as somebody’s daydream.
— Larry Niven
What was originally a simulation of a performance - the recording - has supplanted performances, and performances are now considered the simulation.
— David Byrne, How Music Works
Each of us, when our day’s work is done, must seek our ideal, whether it be love or pinochle or lobster à la Newburg, or the sweet silence of the musty bookshelves.
— O. Henry (via liquidlightandrunningtrees)
If you really pay attention to the right detail there are ways to make something conventional very beautiful.
— Benjamin Millepied
Designing is not a profession, but an attitude. It should be transformed from the notion of a specialist function into a generally valid attitude of resourcefulness and inventiveness.
— Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, envisioning the future.
Make every detail perfect, and limit the number of details to perfect.
— Jack Dorsey - found via Changemakrs, a little dose of inspiration sent right to my inbox.
Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.
— Mark Twain
It’s not our job to toughen our children up to face a cruel and heartless world. It’s our job to raise children who will make the world a little less cruel and heartless.
— L.R. Knost (via liquidlightandrunningtrees)
A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.
— Alexandre Dumas