Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable.– Janelle Monáe (thx Matt)
The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.– Saint Augustine
A man must have a certain amount of intelligent ignorance to get anywhere.– Charles F. Kettering, via qotd.org
The more articulate one is, the more dangerous words become.– May Sarton
The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the...– Ernest Hemingway (via nickcrocker)
The people we tend to admire most are the ones who live their lives without...– No Regrets blog post from Ann Mehl (via oats)
Creativity without constraint is chaos.
All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and...– James Thurber (via psychotherapy)
Hurt people hurt people. That’s how pain patterns gets passed on, generation...– Yehuda Berg (via liquidlightandrunningtrees)
Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.– Leonardo da Vinci
There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done...– Peter Drucker (via rianvdm)
The workers are going home. My name is Jonas.– Weezer
In reading, I continue to look for one thing - to be influenced, to learn...– Mark Edmundson, Who Are You And What Are You Doing Here?
I can’t stress this enough: Do what you love…in between work commitments, and...– Find The Thing You’re Most Passionate About, Then Do It On Nights And Weekends For The Rest Of Your Life (via zachklein)
Capitalism means male baldness research gets more funding than malaria.– Bill Gates, via Kanyi Maqubela. (via zachklein)
Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.– Mae West (via liquidlightandrunningtrees)
If you spend too much time trying to find out what is good or bad about someone...– Paulo Coelho (via liquidlightandrunningtrees)
Institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution.– Clay Shirky, via jayparkinsonmd
Entertainism is the science of amusing yourself to amuse others.– Chilly Gonzalez, I’ve been really digging him and his new Pianist Envy mixtape recently.
Stay close to any sounds that make you glad you are alive.– Hafiz (via liquidlightandrunningtrees)
Absolute unmixed attention is prayer.– Simone Weil
You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from...– Jonathan Safran Foer, Everything Is Illuminated
Management is the opportunity to help people become better people.– Smart words from the always-sage Clay Christensen, featured in a Q&A with Wired’s Jeff Howe. Imagine if all managers thought about their role in this way. (via thoughtyoushouldseethis)
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in...– George Bernard Shaw
Creative people should never explain their process to anyone except their...– NYTimes food critic Pete Wells’ review of The NoMad
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposing ideas...– F. Scott Fitzgerald
I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles...– Maya Angelou (via findingithaca)
One can live in the shadow of an idea without grasping it.– Elizabeth Bowen
Beauty is the promise of function.– Horatio Greenough
The papers said Ed always played from the heart, he got an agent and a roadie...– Tom Petty
If an individual is able to love productively, he loves himself too; if he can...– Erich Fromm, The Art of Loving
We cannot mistake absolutism for principle or substitute spectacle for politics...– Barack Obama
If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t...– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, author of Le Petit Prince. (via zachklein)
People put their trust in people, not just ideas.– @achangster
All around you, people will be tiptoeing through life, just to arrive at death...– Shane Claiborne (via liquidlightandrunningtrees)
Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober,...– Tom Robbins (via liquidlightandrunningtrees)
Survival prospects are poor for an animal that is not suspicious of novelty.– Daniel Kahneman
One well considered object can take the place of many cheaply made ones.– Abe Burmeister and Tyler Clemens of Outlier
From the Particular to the General
Young fella: I think I'll skip wrestling this afternoon.
Old fella: Why's that?
Young fella: I'm tired, was up all last night with that girl, and I've some other things to do.
Old fella: Well, sure, you could skip it... but another day you don't practice is just another day before you're good, isn't it?
In general… good advice pushes you to go faster, or to do things that make you...– Seth’s Blog: Most advice is bad advice… (via rahmin) Not sure that I agree 100% with this, but it is provocative.
You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.– Charles Buxton, British brewer, philanthropist, writer and legislator (via mattlehrer) I realize this more and more every day.
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.– Anais Nin ‘The Diary of Anais Nin, volume 3, 1939-1944’ (via idancohen)
There are no conflicts of interest between rational men.– Ayn Rand (from a wonderful NY Times article about the disappearance of quiet in public spaces: http://nyti.ms/QNuy6A)
If you always put limits on what you can do, physical or anything else, it’ll...– Bruce Lee (via oats)
Genius is not replicable. Inspiration, though, is contagious, and multiform.– David Foster Wallace (via @garrytan)
A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us. To live is...– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Keep the faculty of effort alive in you by a little gratuitous exercise every...– William James, Principles of Psychology Via James Somers (via jacecooke)