QuotePad

A collection of quotes

“You want to take the time to get it right. Our objective has never been to be first. It’s to be the best. To do things really well, it takes time. You can see a lot of products that have been brought to market where the thinking isn’t really deep and, as a consequence, these things don’t do very well.”

—   Tim Cook (via davemorin)

(via davemorin)

“there really is this claustrophobic pressure to innovate instead of to adapt.”

"All of that…has helped me form what I call my 70 Percent Rule for decision-making. … If we just wrest our eyes, literally and figuratively, from our digital gizmos and the shitty, spoiling impatience they instill, we’ll see that this life, this planet, is amazing. That it is something just to be in the world, seeing and hearing and smelling. That for trillions of miles in every direction from earth, life really is blood-boilingly, eye-explodingly horrific. These situations where I can’t make a choice because I’m too busy trying to envision the perfect one—that false perfectionism traps you in this painful ambivalence: If I do this, then that other thing I could have done becomes attractive. But if I go and choose the other one, the same thing happens again. It’s part of our consumer culture. …So my rule is that if you have someone or something that gets 70 percent approval, you just do it. ‘Cause here’s what happens. The fact that other options go away immediately brings your choice to 80. Because the pain of deciding is over. And…when you get to 80 percent, you work. You apply your knowledge, and that gets you to 85 percent! And the thing itself, especially if it’s a human being, will always reveal itself—100 percent of the time!—to be more than you thought. And that will get you to 90 percent. After that, you’re stuck at 90, but who the fuck do you think you are, a god? You got to 90 percent? It’s incredible!”

"You’ve got to embrace discomfort…It’s the only way you can put yourself in situations where you can learn, and the only way you can keep your senses fresh once you’re there."

"I’ve never been suicidal…But I’ve wanted to be.”

This is an obliterating genius, an absurd, self-disgusted, generous, horny, inquisitive, belligerent, deep-felt, smart-stupid, bare-naked, vulgar, deeply ruminative, face-fuckingly frank genius. “

All Hail the King

(Source: kateoplis, via librarysciences)

“Do not build up obstacles in your imagination. Difficulties must be studied and dealt with, but they must not be magnified by fear.”

—   Norman Vincent Peale

(Source: simply-divine-creation, via mynotes4usmle)

“Everyone is getting like 90% of the experience of any art through some kind of flat plane of LED, so whether you’re a whole team with a marketing budget and a nice office or whether you’re two people with a bootleg copy of Photoshop, the end result is the same if you do it well.”

—   Claire L. Evans, via Consequence of Sound, “Claire Evans: Creating Without Boundaries” (via trustyacht)

“Fall in love with boredom. Fall in love with repetition and practice. Fall in love with the process of what you do and let the results take care of themselves.”

—   James Clear (via studentsoup)

(via mynotes4usmle)

pbsamericanmasters:

"The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I’m one of the best painters.” - Georgia O’Keeffe 

pbsamericanmasters:

"The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I’m one of the best painters.” - Georgia O’Keeffe 

(via wreckandsalvage)

“Keep your head, your heals, and your standards high”

“Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’”

—   Lena Dunham, in an interview with The Guardian (x)

(Source: reshmarambles, via jumboshrimp)

“Also “Rachel and Thomas Go to the Opera” sounds like a learning to read book overachieving parents would buy their children.”

startupquote:

When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.
- Marissa Mayer

startupquote:

When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.

- Marissa Mayer

richkidsofinstagram:

May the best of your today’s be the worst of your tomorrow’s by sophiadeltaco

richkidsofinstagram:

May the best of your today’s be the worst of your tomorrow’s by sophiadeltaco

“Not everything one thinks should be said; not all that is said should be written; and not all that is written should be published.”

—   Rabbi Yisrael Salanter

(Source: wreckandsalvage)

A trick to avoiding disappointment is to assume each new person you meet, book you read, movie you watch holds A key to life, not THE key.

(Source: adamquirk)