Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thomas Edison

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Joyce Sutphen

The heart remembers everything it loved and gave away,
everything it lost and found again, and everyone
it loved, the heart cannot forget.

--from "What the Heart Cannot Forget," Coming Back to the Body (2000)

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Donna Tartt

This is something that the novel does better than any other art form: reproducing the inner life and the inner experience of another person...Unlike movies, where we're always onlookers, in novels we have the experience of being someone else: knowing another person's soul from the inside. No other art form does that.

--Interview for Powell's Indiespensible, Vol. 43 (November 2013)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Alan Alda

Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won't come in.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Brené Brown

Vulnerability is not weakness.
Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, creativity, and change.

I did not learn about vulnerability and courage and creativity and innovation from studying vulnerability, I learned about these things from studying shame.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Henry Ford

Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice.