Inspiring Words

Five quotes that resonate with me today:
 
“I think a lot of people wait to feel a certain way about themselves before they are willing to take a chance… And I think sometimes you have to take a chance in order to feel the way about yourself that you want to feel.” – Debbie Millman

 

“Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk. Take the phone off the hook. Work regular hours.” – Jane Kenyon

 

“In an age when the vast majority of our cultural material is reduced to “content” and “assets,” factory-farmed by a media machine that turns creators into Pavlovian creatures hooked on constant and immediate positive reinforcement via “likes” and “shares,” here comes a sorely needed reminder that art operates on a wholly different time scale and demands a wholly different pace of cultivation. (I’m reminded of Susan Sontag: “Our task is not to find the maximum amount of content in a work of art… Our task is to cut back content so that we can see the thing at all.”)” – Brain Pickings, Maria Popova

 

“When you’re speaking in the truest, most intimate voice about your life, you are speaking with the universal voice.” – Cheryl Strayed

 

“Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.” – Susan Sontag

 

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