QuotePad

A collection of quotes

“I have to make time to daydream and change my eye… Mrs. Vreeland was right: “The eye must travel.” You have to see something different, even if it’s just finding a new way to walk home.”

—   Michael Kors (via austinkleon)

(via austinkleon)

“Your journey has molded you for the greater good. It was exactly what it needed to be. Don`t think you’ve lost time. It took each and every situation you have encountered to bring you to the now. And now is right on time.”

“The world is being run by people my age, men my age, with falling-out hair and health worries, and it frightens me. When the leaders were older than me I could believe in their wisdom, I could believe they had transcended rage and malice and the need to be loved. Now I know better. I look at the faces in newspapers, in magazines, and wonder: what greeds, what furies drive them on?”

—   Margaret Atwood, Cat’s Eye

(Source: fewthistle, via dalasverdugo)

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.”

—   Kurt Vonnegut, via The Impossible Cool 

(Source: bijan)

“Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up. Begin now.”

—   Ira Glass in his interview with Lifehacker (via creativesomething)

(via forbes)

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path.”

—   Steve Jobs. Stanford Commencement Address, 2005 (via bijan)

“Gradually, the world seems limited and you’re limited. You’re like, I’m stuck with these parents and I’m in this house. [But] the real world actually is better than anything you can imagine, if you just pay attention and look at it. The natural phenomenon of the universe is so mind-blowing, but you have to know about it. You have to be curious. You’ve got to find it on your own. If you’re lucky, you do.”

"Do not mistake my kindness for weakness."

- Al Capone

(Source: reasonsmysoniscrying)

“To be universally liked is to be relatively ignored. To be disliked by some is to be loved all the more by others… Specifically, a woman’s overall sex appeal is enhanced when some men find her ugly.”

“A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others, but someone who carries water for his people so that they can get on with their jobs.”

—    Robert Townsend

(Source: goodideaexchange, via forbes)

“There is something very odd about a society where the most talented people all get tracked toward the same elite colleges, where they end up studying the same small number of subjects and going to the same small number of careers. And that strikes me as a lack of diversity in thinking about the kinds of things people should be doing that’s very limiting for our society, as well as for students.”

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Serial entrepreneur Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal, the first outside investor in Facebook, and author of the excellent Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future, visits The Tim Ferriss Show

Complement with Kio Stark on how to counter the industrialism of higher education

(via explore-blog)

“Anything you promote, there’s a game that you either play or you don’t play. I decided very early on that I was very ambitious and I wanted to play.”

—   Paul McCartney (via austinkleon)

(via austinkleon)

diarymdstudent:

No regrets- a motto to live by. 

diarymdstudent:

No regrets- a motto to live by. 

(Source: positivelifetips.com, via mynotes4usmle)

“Never explain. Never apologize.”