posted by drew
Here are a few quotes I liked from the book, Ignore Everybody, And 39 Other Keys to Creativity, by Hugh MacLeod:
"Ignore everybody. The more original your idea is, the less good advice other people will be able to give you....You don't know if your idea is any good the moment it's created. Neither does anybody else. The most you can hope for is a strong gut feeling that it is....And asking close friends never works quite as well as you hope, either. It's not that they deliberately want to be unhelpful. It's just that they don't know your world one millionth as well as you know your world, no matter how hard they try, no matter how hard you try to explain."
"Van Gogh once told his brother, 'No painting ever sells for as much as it cost the artist to make it.'"
(The following pithy statements are from cartoons that MacLeod draws on the back of business cards.)
"Stay ahead of the culture by creating the culture."
"I no longer have feelings. I had them once but then I got scared of being poor."
"the good news is they're hyper-connected. the bad news is, that's all they are."
"'I can't take this shit anymore!' he said, mistakenly."
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