Posted 02 Aug 2010 - One gratefully received comment
Here’s another installment of quotes I’ve collected for your consideration. A lot of these quotes are about life in general but I think they apply to designers, creative thinkers and business people alike.
Take the attitude of a student, never be too big to ask questions, never know too much to learn something new. – Og Mandino
You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted. - Ruth E. Renkl
Don’t argue with an idiot.They will only drag you down to their level and beat you by experience. - Greg King
Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that. – Norman Vincent Peale
The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work. - Richard Bach
To be successful you don’t need to do extraordinary things, you just need to do ordinary things extraordinarily well. - Jim Rohn
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. - Pablo Picasso
If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything. - Wim Borden
In giving advice, seek to help, not please, your friend. - Solon
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn. - Benjamin Franklin
Take your life in your own hands and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. - Erica Jong
How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct. - Benjamin Disraeli
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent. - Eleanor Roosevelt
Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions. - Albert Einstein
Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out. - Robert Collier
Every artist was first an amateur. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. - Aristotle
We’re all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that’s all. - The Breakfast Club
People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. - W. Somerset Maugham
A day without laughter is a day wasted. - Charlie Chaplin
The difference between a stumbling block & a stepping stone is how you use them. - Unknown
Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience. - Victoria Holt
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Design is knowing which ones to keep. - Scott Adams
Be nice to nerds, one day u might have to work for one. - Bill Gates
Being a famous designer is like being a famous dentist. - Noreen Morioka
If you found a little glimpse of wisdom in any of these quotes, why not try a little experiment. Choose your favourite and put it on display where you work, this might mean a scribbled post-it, a printed sheet of A4 taped to the wall, whatever. As long as it’s somewhere where you can see it when you look around. You might just get a little kick out of it when you re-read it. It might also give you a little something to think about when you are stuck, think of it as a little oil to grease the cogs of thought in your head.
Let me know which quotes are your favourite and feel free post a few of your own.
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