1. If you can influence the outcome, do the work. If you can’t influence the outcome, ignore the possibility. It’s merely a distraction.

    —  Seth Godin on wishing/doing

    (Source: sethgodin.typepad.com)

  2. Hurrying almost always makes it take longer
    If you don’t have time to do it right, how will you find time to do it over?


    PS stalling is even worse than hurrying.

    — Seth Godin

    (Source: sethgodin.typepad.com)

  3. Find your weakness. Eliminate them. But man is it hard to implement. It requires brutal honesty about what those weaknesses are and hard work to eliminate them.

    —  Tristan Brand writing about Sean [Day9] Plott

    (Source: tristandbrand.com)

  4. In the end everything will be OK. If it’s not OK, it’s not the end.

  5. The most important thing a creative per­son can learn professionally is where to draw the red line that separates what you are willing to do, and what you are not.

    — Hugh McLeod

    (Source: swiss-miss.com)

  6. Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.

    — Steve Jobs, 1996 Wired Interview

    (Source: swiss-miss.com)

  7. The quality of your portfolio is only as good as your weakest project.

    — Matias Corea, 6 Steps to Creating a Knockout Online Portfolio

    (Source: the99percent.com)

  8. Today I learned that TEFF Lexicon is the most expensive font (complete bundle costs €3592,00) and was designed for Van Hale Dutch Dictionary.
Someone on Reddit (bless him) posted an awesome Joss Whedon quote in a really horrible font. Good thing user PaulGiamatti fixed it with this much better (and super expensive) font.

    Today I learned that TEFF Lexicon is the most expensive font (complete bundle costs €3592,00) and was designed for Van Hale Dutch Dictionary.

    Someone on Reddit (bless him) posted an awesome Joss Whedon quote in a really horrible font. Good thing user PaulGiamatti fixed it with this much better (and super expensive) font.

  9. Most legacies we leave won’t be measurable until after we’re gone. Make sure it’s a good one.

    — 

    (Source: reddit.com)

  10. I feel really lucky,” he said, then added, “although I hate that word — ‘lucky.’ ” When I asked him why, he mulled it over for a moment, looking away. Then he focused back on me. “It cheapens a lot of hard work,” he said. “Living in Brooklyn in an apartment without any heat and paying for dinner at the bodega with dimes — I don’t think I felt myself lucky back then. Doing plays for 50 bucks and trying to be true to myself as an” — here he put on a faux snooty voice — “artist and turning down commercials where they wanted a leprechaun. Saying I was lucky negates the hard work I put in and spits on that guy who’s freezing his ass off back in Brooklyn. So I won’t say I’m lucky. I’m fortunate enough to find or attract very talented people. For some reason I found them, and they found me.

    — – Peter Dinklage, interview by Dan Kois for the New York Times

    (Source: The New York Times)

  11. Vivid lives are lived in the company of vibrant people

    — 

    (Source: reddit.com)

  12. The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.
    For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.

    — Neil deGrasse Tyson

  13. Anybody can be either weird or normal but to walk the line between both is much more challenging.

    — – Luxirare

    (Source: luxirare.com)

  14. For any community, now the shift is about what we can get out of it instead of what we can contribute.

    — found it on my notes, don’t remember where I heard it from!