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.
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.
The sketch is not the end goal. The end goal of the drawing process is what you learn while sketching.
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.
You’re going to feel uncertain, & scared, & uncomfortable at times. This is how you know you’re really LIVING.
Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.
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.
The Chinese symbol for crisis is comprised of two characters: one indicating “danger,” the other, “opportunity.
The greatest mistake in life you can make is to be continually fearing you will make one.
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.
Instead of searching for inspiration, how about you search out someone to inspire.
Point taken, sir.
Failure seldom stops you.
What stops you is the fear of failure.