19 3 / 2013

"The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet, alone with the heavens, nature and God. Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be and that God wishes to see people happy, amidst the simple beauty of nature."

Anne Frank 

28 2 / 2013


Jason Scott, the historian and digital archivist, told me at Webstock that a fitting epitaph for his headstone would be: “He gave a crap. He didn’t give a fuck.” That sentiment might not be found on a motivational poster, but I found it inspirational. Care deeply about your personal values and live them fully in this world. Don’t get caught up in worrying about other people’s checklists to tell you what good work means to you.

Give a crap. Don’t give a fuck.


Karen McGrane

(Source: alistapart.com)

27 2 / 2013

"The sketch is not the end goal. The end goal of the drawing process is what you learn while sketching."

Joshua Brewer, co-founder of 52 Weeks of UX, Twitter designer

21 3 / 2012

Fact. “Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.” - Ron Swanson

Fact. “Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing.” - Ron Swanson

10 9 / 2011

"Let me explain something briefly to boys. Gentlemen, nerd girls are the world’s greatest underutilized romantic resource. And guys, do not tell me nerd girls aren’t hot because that shows a Paris Hilton-esque failure to understand hotness."

John Green, Vlogbrothers Feb 2009

(Source: http)

29 8 / 2011

"You’re going to feel uncertain, & scared, & uncomfortable at times. This is how you know you’re really LIVING."

@thesinglewoman via Gloria Eubanks

25 8 / 2011

"Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work."

Rita Mae Brown

28 4 / 2011

"Be not the slave of your own past. Plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep and swim far, so you shall come back with self-respect, with new power, with an advanced experience that shall explain and overlook the old."

Ralph Waldo Emerson

13 4 / 2011

"The Chinese symbol for crisis is comprised of two characters: one indicating “danger,” the other, “opportunity.”"

101 Things I Learned in Architecture School by Matthew Frederick

07 4 / 2011

"The greatest mistake in life you can make is to be continually fearing you will make one."

Elbert Hubbard

15 3 / 2011

"Never despise small beginnings, and don’t belittle your own accomplishments. Remember them and use them as inspiration as you go on to the next thing. When you venture outside your comfort zone, wherever the starting point may be, it’s kind of a big deal."

Chris Guillebeau

(Source: swiss-miss.com)

25 2 / 2011

"Instead of searching for inspiration, how about you search out someone to inspire."

Tony Kim

Point taken, sir.

(Source: quotesondesign.com)

24 2 / 2011

"Failure seldom stops you.
What stops you is the fear of failure."

Jack Lemmon