Tag: quotes

Nothing is as powerful

“Nothing is as powerful as an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo Well, actually, the original quote is: “On résiste à l’invasion des armées; on ne résiste pas à l’invasion des idées.” Translation: One resists the invasion of

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Be at peace

“Be at peace in moments of breathtaking beauty.” This is my wish for you, in your busy, hectic life. That you find peace, and that you notice the breathtaking beauty of our world. Too often I find myself taking certain

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Take One Step At A Time

“Take one step at a time.” Belinda and I are up for some pretty big stuff. Like… designing and building a coach-sized motorhome, for starters. And transforming children’s health one lunchbox at a time, as well. And leaving the city

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Constraints breed creativity

“Constraints breed creativity.” Innovation comes from the need to do something interesting with finite or scarce resources; to do more with less. Creativity only arises of necessity: I need a better solution to this problem. A painter is constrained by the

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The only thing worse than being blind

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.” – Helen Keller Having vision is the art of seeing what could be. It takes stillness, reflection, and time to cultivate meaningful vision, along with life experiences

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There is no scarcity of opportunity

“There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there’s only scarcity of resolve to make it happen.” – Wayne Dyer Scarcity of resolve. I think that phrase sums up the disappointments of mankind since

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To see the world

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” – James Thurber Today’s quote is taken from the film The Secret

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Change your internal script

“Change your internal script.”  Unless your life is amazing in every way, in every aspect. If that’s you, don’t change your internal script, because the current one is working. I read an article yesterday – this one – about how

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Forgive yourself.

“Forgive yourself.” I set ridiculously high expectations upon myself. I have done it my whole life. I have always been driven to achieve, and I always feel a keen sense of failure whenever I don’t measure up to my own

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A dream that you don’t fight for

“A dream that you don’t fight for can haunt you for the rest of your life.” – Herb Copperbottom Inspirational Quotes come from the most bizarre places. Robots, the animated movie, for example. In another scene in the movie, Herb (the

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Good artists copy, great artists steal

“Good artists copy, great artists steal.” – Pablo Picasso I’ve been thinking about the notion of stealing a LOT lately, thanks to this article. The bits that hit me hardest were these two: “We steal time and sanity from ourselves

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Gray skies are just clouds passing over

“Gray skies are just clouds passing over.” – Duke Ellington You know, contrary to yesterday’s piece, I simply love this photo, and I love the simplicity – and truth – of Duke’s quote. That’s about it for today, my friend.

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It takes courage to grow up

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E. E. Cummings I wholeheartedly agree. There are few things scarier than confronting who you really are. In extremis, the mask slipped from the face… In Year 10 English,

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When there is no peril

“When there is no peril in the fight there is no glory in the triumph.” – Pierre Corneille I watched The Truman Show again last night, after a gap of YEARS. (Sadly I had to sit through a LOT of

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A well-spent day

“A well-spent day brings happy sleep.” – Leonardo da Vinci I just had THE BEST nights sleep in ages. Long, lazy, indulgent, and the kids woke up at 7am (late!). *contented sigh* And I spent my day very well yesterday.

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Things Change.

“Things change.” This is a portrait of Roxy, my 2012 VW Multivan. I love her. I loved her. She was my 35th birthday present, a necessary upgrade from the slightly dodgy 1996 Econovan that was on its last legs. Now, to make way

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The Bumps In The Road

“The bumps in the road make the ride more fun.” – Unknown It’s true, although I would suggest it holds more easily true in hindsight. A friend of mine – Alan Fawcett – who interviewed me for the Infinite Pie podcast, tells

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Those who are at war

“Those who are at war with others are not at peace with themselves.” – William Hazlitt I had the most horrible nightmare last night. I dreamt that I had a chance meeting with someone I’ve not seen in years, and the

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