Posts tagged ‘try’

2013

grab

It is better, I think, to grab at the stars than to sit flustered because you know you cannot reach them.

R.A. Salvatore, Sojourn (1991)

2013

all

We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.

Ernest Hemingway on writers, New York Journal-American (1961)

2013

like it or not

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not.

Thomas Henry Huxley, “Technical Education” (1877)

 

2013

possible

Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.

Dan Brown, Digital Fortress (2007)

2013

dream

All people dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their mind, wake in the morning to find that it was vanity. But the dreamers of the day are dangerous people, for they dream their dreams with open eyes, and make them come true.

T.E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1922)

2013

keep on

I keep on making what I can’t do yet in order to learn to be able to do it.

Vincent van Gogh, letter to Theo (1885)

2013

discover

One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.

André Gide, The Counterfeiters (1925)

2013

tip:

Avoid compulsively making things worse.

Debbie Millman, interviewed in The Great Discontent (2013)

2013

writing

…writing is essentially a matter of saying things in the right order. It certainly has little to do with the creative urge per se.

Clive James, Unreliable Memoirs (1980)

2013

loss

You have nothing to lose unless it’s meant to be lost.

Anna Harris, in a conversation with me (2013)

2013

time

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (1954)

2013

further

What we learned from conversation with high achievers is that challenging our assumptions, objectives, at times even our goals, may sometimes push us further than we thought possible.

Camille Sweeney, Secret Ingredient for Success (2013)

2013

curiosity

Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity.

Aaron Swartz, “How to Get a Job Like Mine,” a talk for the Tathva 2007 computer conference (2007)

2013

secret

The secret of flight is this—you have to do it immediately, before your body realizes it is defying the laws.

Michael Cunningham, A Home at the End of the World: A Novel (2010)

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