Posts tagged with #quote
If you don’t understand the business of your art then it is just a hobby.
- Charlie: Fix that.
- MacKenzie: How?
- Charlie: You put a help wanted ad in the paper for someone who can do your job.
- MacKenzie: Good. Anything else?
- Charlie: I just want to know that it didn’t happen.
- MacKenzie: That’s not easy to do.
- Charlie: You should include in the ad that applicants need to be able to do hard things.
— From an episode of Newsroom
But as anything that is exciting to people, it will often be co-opted by others who aren’t as disciplined about it and all of a sudden it becomes cliché.
—David Fincher in an interview with Art of the Title
[...] readers should always question the veracity of what they read and the motives of whoever wrote it, and in the internet age more than ever. People who allow themselves to be made credulous by stylish typesetting and a serif font are screwed. And if Wikipedia, while being very informative in most cases, teaches a few lessons about questioning sources, then that’s all to the good.
—David Mitchell in his column, Twitter ye not – I adore Wikipedia
Black and white tux,
ain’t no need for no other colors
“Why don’t she change her clothes?”
Well they ain’t seem to mind
the last 3 times I posed in Vogue
—Janelle Monáe (“Tightrope” Wondamix)
Argh the rain. Forgive me, but it’s easier to stay home and work in Portland because I don’t feel like I’m missing any giant events. In New York I might be tempted to go out every night and sleep all day [...]
— Chuck Palahniuk in his Ask Me Anything reddit interview
My buddy Will Duncan — who used to live in Portland — messaged me with similar thoughts a few months back: “Work is easier when you live in a place with shitty weather, this perfect everyday Santa Cruz shit is killing me.”
Speaking as a kid from the Bay Area, a former Portland resident and a current Brooklyn wanderer who works from home: I concur.
Previously: Rainy night
Yeah, he gets two times the views I get
But he took my style, so dude’s my kid.
You sent me a message saying I influenced you —
This is true life shit.
So if I win, you lose. But if I lose… I win.
— Ness Lee in a rap battle vs Shotty Horroh
If I could go back and talk to my younger self, I’d say don’t worry about anything. In the future, you invent a time machine.
— Jimmy Carr
I did what you won’t
Men lie. Women lie. Numbers don’t.
Ain’t nothing changed for me ‘cept the year it is
I think have to send you a reminder, here it is
— Jay-Z (“Reminder”)
- In my early 20’s, I was a well-adjusted , salary-earning citizen. That lasted less than a year.
- Last week marks 5 years since I quit. It’s the only job I’ve ever had.
- Last month marks 10 years since I started a freelance design business at age 17.
- I started making websites in 1998. It’s now something that’s consumed over half my life. I have no intentions of stopping.
“Whoever thought we’d make it this far, homie?”
 Please blindly believe this statement as fact and don’t ask anyone — or a dictionary — for an alternate (and inaccurate) definition of “well-adjusted”.
People who let your old work negatively affect the way they look at your new work do not understand how to approach art and aren’t useful in the critiquing process.
— Olivia Gatwood on writing, sharing, looking back & moving forward
Stable is that step backwards between successful and failing.
— Pete Campbell in an episode of Mad Men (“A Little Kiss”)
I suspect if you had the sixteen year old Shakespeare or Einstein in school with you, they’d seem impressive, but not totally unlike your other friends.
Which is an uncomfortable thought. If they were just like us, then they had to work very hard to do what they did. And that’s one reason we like to believe in genius. It gives us an excuse for being lazy. If these guys were able to do what they did only because of some magic Shakespeareness or Einsteinness, then it’s not our fault if we can’t do something as good.
I’m not saying there’s no such thing as genius. But if you’re trying to choose between two theories and one gives you an excuse for being lazy, the other one is probably right.
— Paul Graham in his essay, What You’ll Wish You’d Known
I am 9-years-old for the rest of my life.
I am Thanksgiving: At the movies.
I am Christmas Eve: Drunk.
I am Mother’s Day: “Don’t fucking talk to me!”
I am orphan.
— Catalina Ferro in her spoken word poem, “Orphan“