Continuing a series of various illustrious quotes, here are some worth-remembering “sayings” which I find interesting and inspiring. Hopefully, you will, too.
Some quotes are from the American Advertising Federation newsletter “Smart Brief,” while others come from various sources. Enjoy!!
Not everything that can be counted counts; and not everything that counts can be counted. – George Gallup
Innovation demands that you take risks, make mistakes, and fail. – Keynote speaker Dr. Tony Wagner at #SASInstitute2018
My definition, then, of the creative process is that it is the emergence in action of a novel relational product, growing out of the uniqueness of the individual on the one hand, and the materials, events, people, or circumstances of his life on the other. – Carl R. Rogers
I found that after meditating I would go down to my desk in my studio and sit there to write. And nothing would come. Everything was so peaceful, so harmonious; I was blissed out. And I had to realize through harsh experience that the secret of being a writer is to go to your desk with your mind full of chaos, full of formlessness—formlessness of the night before, formlessness which threatens you, changes you. – Rollo May (making an identical observation about his creative process. He was also a visual artist and worked full-time as a writer before becoming a psychologist.)
We were created to be creative, and every day is a battle to turn that into more joy than frustration. – Lee Clow
Now that I have your attention, here are 94 characters making you regret that you gave it. Just like most advertising today. – Lee Clow
The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old but on building the new. – Socrates
Second hand books are wild books, homeless books; they have come together in vast flocks of variegated feather, and have a charm which the domesticated volumes of the library lack. – Virginia Woolf
The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. – Isaac Asimov
It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper. – Rod Serling