“Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words. It’s so much easier to be a critic than a celebrator. Always remember there is a human being on the other end of every exchange and behind every cultural artifact being critiqued. To understand and be understood, those are among life’s greatest gifts, and every interaction is an opportunity to exchange them.”
- Maria Popova
Taken from Maria’s very personal post: 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing, and Living
“The person who gets the gig is the person who knows how to hang. Nobody hires you because you’re the best musician.”
— Larry Legend.
Watch my studiomate Larry Legend’s CreativeMornings talk.
(Also, notice, you can now embedd Instagram photos and videos!)
“You are what you settle for.”
– Janis Joplin
From a final interview with Janis Joplin on Creativity and Rejection.
“… When you do something that basically is guaranteed to succeed, you’re closing the possibility for discovery.”
- Milton Glaser
Legendary graphic designer Milton Glaser on art and the meaning of life.
“Uncertainty is a signpost of possibility.”
Good Life Project “Living Creed”
“New York City does not hold our former selves against us. Perhaps we can extend the same courtesy.”
The Way We Live Now: 11-11-01; Lost and Found, By Colson Whitehead
(via Anna Raff)