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Life is simple. Are you happy? Yes? Keep going. No? Change something.
Unknown.
Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time to figure out whether you like it or not.
Virgil Thomson
Everybody says “Wake Up!”
But what nobody tells you is that once you wake up, you stop dreaming.
Being intelligent is like having a knife. If you train every day in using the knife, you will be invincible. If you think that just having a knife will make you win any battle you fight, then you will fail.
inspiration is for amateurs…the rest of us just show up and get to work.
Chuck Close
Solutions to many of the world’s most difficult social problems don’t need to be invented, they need only to be found, funded, and scaled.
Judith Rodin
Never argue against logic with emotion, or against emotion using logic.
since feeling is first
who pays any attention
to the syntax of things
will never wholly kiss you;
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world
Feeling lost, crazy and desperate belongs - I think - to a good life as much as optimism, certainty and reason.
Alain De Botton
There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.
Nelson Mandela (via @simfin)