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April, 2005

Quotes, Quotes and More Quotes

For work today I was compiling some quotes and I thought they were worth sharing. In a way, they're like lifehacks from the great thinkers. Enjoy!

Albert Einstein

"Everything that is really great and inspiring is created by the individual who can labor in freedom."

"Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing."

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

Da Vinci

"Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation... even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind."

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."

Pablo Picasso

"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it."

I also included some of my own quotes (which I made up on the spot) but I thought were kind of fun. (Just as a note, I am in no way implying that I deserve to be on the same page or even near the same page as any of the people I quoted, I just thought these would be fun to include.)

Noah (If I get quoted I want to be like Madonna, only first name. Only problem might be confusion between myself and the ark guy, but I'll cross that bridge when I get there.)

"Sometimes erasing everything is the most productive thing you can do."

"Write it all down. That way it's there if you need it."

"Wearing pants to work is almost always a good idea."

"When you run into a problem try discussing it, another point of view is often all you need."

"If you start something new today, 20 years from now you can say you've been doing it for 20 years."

"Unplug and smell the flowers."

"No matter what anyone in advertising says, creative is an adjective, not a noun."

(Just as another note, most of these quotes are from the wisdom of others which I have compiled and added to my own. I would credit them if I knew where they came from.)

UPDATE (4/14/05): Lisa was nice enough to point out that the idea behind the quote about starting something new today probably came from this Creating Passionate Users post. Thanks Lisa.

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