Maybe our favorite quotations say more about us than about the stories and people we’re quoting.

John Green

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.

Arthur Ashe

Writing is like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.

Cory Doctorow

Creativity is intelligence having fun.

Albert Einstein

Every New Year is not a time for change. Every Day is.


If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.


Every time I’ve done something that doesn’t feel right, it’s ended up not being right.

Mario Cuomo

Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them.

Bob Dylan

You’re disoriented. You just woke up. You’re in the future. You’ve been asleep for eight hours.

Jarod Kintz

The art of being wise is knowing what to overlook.

William James

There are two rules of success. 1. Never tell everything you know.

Roger H. Lincoln

Don’t die holding on to your words


Worry is essentially a misuse of imagination.

Alex Osborn

Minimalism is not a lack of something. It’s simply the perfect amount of something.

Nicholas Burroughs

Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus is the wrong word.

Stephen King

Simplicity is the key to brilliance

Bruce Lee

When society requires to be rebuilt, there is no use in attempting to rebuild it on the old plan.

John Stuart Mill

It isn’t enough to think outside the box. Get used to acting outside the box.

Tim Ferriss

Modern man is frantically trying to earn enough to buy thing he’s too busy to enjoy.

Frank A. Clark

Reinventing the wheel is still better than reinventing the flat tire.

Alan Kay

Get the important things right.

N. P. Collingwood

A bad website is like a grumpy salesperson.

Jakob Nielsen

Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.

John Lennon

The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest. The first to forget is the happiest.


To be bored is an insult to yourself

Jules Renard

Like all great travellers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.

Benjamin Disraeli

To live a creative life you must lose your fear of being wrong.

Joseph Chilton Pearce

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

Bruce Feirstein

Think beyond your lifetime if you want to accomplish something truly worthwhile.

Walt Disney