1 year ago
john steinbeck

jesuisperdu:

“It has always seemed strange to me… the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling, are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest, are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.”

1 year ago
So it dawned upon me how important it is to be a creative. Because it means you have within you infinite capacity to experiment. You are unafraid to go somewhere new because you are creating a new thought process about your own creativity. You know that if you stop and no longer challenge yourself, you cease to be creative. You become still, silent, and the bow no longer connect with the strings and music is not made. And you do not exist. You show you do not have the courage to exist. Creativity is courage. The world needs more fearless people that can influence all disciplines to challenge their very existence. Creativity is reflection aimed not at yourself, but at the world around you. Cite Arrow John Maeda
2 years ago
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them. Cite Arrow Ernest Hemingway
2 years ago
I never miss a chance to have sex or appear on television. Cite Arrow Gore Vidal
I am lured by faraway distances, the immense void I project upon the world. A feeling of emptiness grows in me it infiltrates my body like a light and impalpable fluid. In its progress, like a dilation into infinity, I perceive the mysterious presence of the most contradictory feelings ever to inhabit a human soul. I am simultaneously happy and unhappy, exalted and depressed, overcome by both pleasure and despair in the most contradictory harmonies. I am so cheerful and yet so sad that my tears reflect at once both heaven and earth. If only for the joy of my sadness, I wish there were no death on this earth. Cite Arrow E.M. Cioran 1911-1995
2 years ago
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. Cite Arrow Happy 156th birthday, George Bernard Shaw. (Editor’s note: You Might Create Yourself?)

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2 years ago
In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Cite Arrow Thomas Jefferson
2 years ago
One of the things I learned is that I had to bend or else break. And I also learned that it is possible to bend and break at the same time. Cite Arrow Raymond Carver, Fires: Essays, Poems, Stories
2 years ago
3 years ago
People who don’t take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year. Cite Arrow Peter Drucker