Everybody wants to be somebody: Nobody wants to grow. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We can only give what is already the other’s’. — Jorge Luis Borges
Sometimes people say a song made them cry when they mean a song let them cry. Michael McKean gif via Emma Darvick
“The map is not the territory.” Alfred Korzybski
“Tip the world over on its side, and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.” Frank Lloyd Wright
The most effective way to do it – is to do it. — Amelia Earhart
“If you don’t like how things are, change it! You’re not a tree.” — Jim Rohn
It’s one of my theories that when people give you advice, they’re really just talking to themselves in the past. Steve Garguilo My advice is to be wary of any advice. You can also take this advice and throw it away.
Even checked distractions will lead you to distraction. What holds attention determines distraction. This very day I have been repeating over and over to myself a verbal jingle whose mawkish silliness was the secret of its haunting power. I loathed yet could not banish it. What holds attention determines action. William James, The Principles of Psychology Was […]
“Writing, the art of communicating thoughts to the mind, through the eye— is the great invention of the world.” — Abraham Lincoln
Once it passed, they fell back to earth, and were crushed by the “triviality of everydayness.” — Gary Lachman, Beyond the Robot
When you can think aloud your own thoughts, you will strip the mind of its own disfluency. The brain’s pen will be mighter than the sword. “Protect yourself from your own thoughts.” — Rumi At which point it’s too late.
The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision. — Helen Keller, The Story of My Life
In her book Why We Write (Amazon), 2011’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Jennifer Egan shares three writing tips for aspiring writers: Number two is my favorite piece of advice. Writing is like a muscle that needs to be worked out again and again, kind of like brushing your teeth. After you establish the habit, you should feel a bit empty […]
To be old-fashioned is the greatest crime a coat or a hat can be guilty of. To look like nobody else is a sufficiently mortifying reflection ; to be in danger of being mistaken for one of the rabble is worse. Fashion constantly begins and ends in the two things it abhors most, singularity and […]