Posts Tagged: inspiration

Werner Herzog: Develop your own voice

Via Jason Kottke: 24 pieces of life advice from Werner Herzog Paul Cronin’s book of conversations with filmmaker Werner Herzog is called Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed. On the back cover of the book, Herzog offers a list of advice for filmmakers that doubles as general purpose life advice. 1. Always take

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‘The Wild Hunt’ via wikipedia

via Wikipedia, the Wild Hunt: The Wild Hunt is an ancient folk myth prevalent across Northern, Western and Central Europe. The fundamental premise in all instances is the same: a phantasmal, spectral group of huntsmen with the accoutrements of hunting, with horses and hounds in mad pursuit across the skies or along the ground, or

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Thought for the week

Instead of assuming that people are dumb, ignorant, and making mistakes, assume they are smart, doing their best, and that you lack context. — Nicholas C. Zakas (@slicknet) February 10, 2013 This particular tweet has stuck in my head all week long because I need to remember it when I’m considering other folks and things

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Things I Won’t Do Again

2012 Update: Going through my drafts folder, I found this old post from Aug 24, 2010 that I never put up, but should have. AKA, my “Fuck It” list. Inspired by Unclutterer, who was in turn inspired by Amy KR. I will never again: feel guilty for not attending every event I’m invited to. feel

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Produce as much as you consume project

In the spirit of this article I linked to the other day on Jimiyo, And a challenge from the unmarketing blog on twitter: “For one day this week, stop consuming info and create something.” I’m going to try to set aside at least one day a week, (Saturdays) and possibly two (Wednesdays) in which I

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Still I Rise

Maya Angelou You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons

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Five Things That Inspire Me Creatively

From keith, five several things that inspire me creatively: Clocks Compasses Weather vanes Secret Passageways Wind mills Public Games Subversive Art Graph Paper lightning rods glass eyes ephemera antique medical equipment very well sculptured gardens Phrenology heads anatomical models zeppelins and hot air balloons

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Pallas Athena

The Goddess of Wisdom and Battle, the future patron of Greece’s golden city of Athens, and arguably the most important figure in the Greek pantheon, was born.

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer

As long as there have been vampires, there has been the Slayer. One girl in all the world, to find them where they gather and to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their members. She is the Slayer.

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Saint Joan of Arc

Saint Joan was one of my favorite childhood heroines; a teenage girl who lead the French army to victory against the British in the early 1400’s, inspired by heavenly voices.

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Inspirational Quotes

g’nothi s’auton – Know thy self — inscription on the wall of the temple at Delphi You don’t drown by falling in water. You drown by staying there. — Robert Allen If at first you don’t succeed, you are running about average. — M. H. Anderson Live, live, live! Life is a banquet, and most

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On the Subject of Love

There is a Law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
— Alfred Adler

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